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November 2005 Archives

Creatures of Habit

posted by Ben Witherington

Creatures of habit,Day after dayGo about life,The same old way. Nothing disturbsTheir orderly routineAll must be neat,And all must be clean. They’re making their listsAnd checking them twice,Trying to make sureTheir work will suffice. Impatient by natureThey don’t suffer foolsGladly […]

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Pride and Prejudice

posted by Ben Witherington

Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” though first published in 1813 was in fact written in 1796-97 and originally entitled “First Impressions”. It has consistently been Jane Austen’s most popular novel and portrays life in the genteel but rural English society […]

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Walking a Fine Line

posted by Ben Witherington

In what could be called the Caucasian equivalent of the movie “Ray” we now have the bi-op of the recently deceased Johnny Cash on film. The star role is played effectively and accurately by Joaquin Phoenix, and equally effectively co-stars […]

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Money

posted by Ben Witherington

Now that we are well and truly into the Harry Potter saga (and to judge from the sales for this one over its first week, lots more people are paying money in order to pay attention), it will be well […]

Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord

posted by Ben Witherington

Christ the Lord— Out of Egypt, Anne Rice (N.Y.: Knopf, 2005) Anne Rice has, by now become something of a household name through the enormous sales of her novels since her first one appeared in 1974, and so it comes […]

Making Child’s Play of the Movies

posted by Ben Witherington

Two recent films which either involve or directly target children have been much ballyhooed, but in the case of one of them, Chicken Little, it is hard to see why. Chicken Little is yet another animated version of a classic […]

Etan’s Story

posted by Ben Witherington

He met me there at the airport holding his yellow CBS bag. His English was faltering, and my modern Israeli Hebrew even less good, yet we immediately we made human contact. There was something poignant about him. He was young, […]

Firefly/Serenity

posted by Ben Witherington

Once in a while there is actually a TV series that is worth watching every episode of, and indeed watching them repeatedly. And wouldn’t you know it, the network that aired it (FOX) canceled the show before it had even […]

Journal from Jerusalem

posted by Ben Witherington

For just over a week now I have been in Israel and Jordan, and am about to head to Egypt. Like various of my previous trips there have been the usual hassles and pleasant surprises. This trip has been different […]

Previous Posts

The John Wesley Fellows Meeting at Candler---- The Senior Fellows
The John Wesley Fellowship began in 1977, with Steve Harper and yours truly being two of the first John Wesley Fellows chosen.  I have told the story of Ed Robb and AFTE  this past Fall on the blog so I will not repeat it.   Here ...

posted 5:46:30am Jan. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Guns and Religion--- Enough is Quite Enough
I was sitting at the traffic light when a pickup pulled up next to me.  On the back of the cab window was a bumper sticker saying 'Guns and religion. Now more than ever.'   Then I found the picture you see above, and then this one ...

posted 7:05:08pm Jan. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Revival 2011--- At My Home Church in Charlotte
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posted 9:58:02am Jan. 10, 2011 | read full post »

The John Wesley Fellows Meeting at Candler---- The Art of Theology
The John Wesley Fellows meeting this January was held in Atlanta at Candler School of Theology, and its Dean,  Dean Love is a collector of art for the seminary, with some 50 or so paintings now gracing the walls of their beautiful new ...

posted 5:30:50am Jan. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Ancient Readers and Manuscripts--- William A. Johnson's Take
  In the American world of bigger is better (and more erudite) it is refreshing to find a smallish book  (207 pages of text, including some pictures)  that makes its points in detail with full primary source documentation and then ...

posted 9:30:59am Jan. 07, 2011 | read full post »

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