The Bible and Culture

The Bible and Culture

October 2005 Archives

FROM ‘THE LEGEND’ TO ‘THE GOSPEL’

posted by Ben Witherington

We are drawing near to the beginning of the American holiday season which seems to extend backwards into fall ever further as each year passes. The end result of this is that we begin to get the holiday season movies […]

Agrapha— by Maria Mayo Robbins

posted by Ben Witherington

I am very pleased to offer you a poem written by a doctoral student at Vanderbilt Divinity School whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know while teaching there from time to time.————- Agrapha I. Peel back the […]

Chrysostom, Mother Teresa, and George Herbert on Prayer

posted by Ben Witherington

Certainly for me, one of the most enriching things I have done in recent years is read large quantities of the greatest of the exegetes among the Greek Fathers—- John Chrysostom. I awoke this morning to this reading, which I […]

Thought for the Day— A SAINT AIN’T

posted by Ben Witherington

One theologian has wryly defined a saint as a religious figure from hoary antiquity whose life has been insufficiently researched! In short, a saint ain’t. “For we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…..”


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