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June 2006 Archives

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

posted by Ben Witherington

We are coming to an end today of our week in Israel, and as usual it has been a wonderful, pognant, and painful experience. The plight of the Palestinian Christians is more evident every day. As most of you may […]

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Conversations Heard at the Water Cooler at work

posted by Ben Witherington

“So hey what have you been up to lately.” “We’ll believe it or not I am into reading.” “Really? Reading what?” “Well, I am growing my spirituality.” “So, what are you reading?” “Well I am reading the Bible. And let […]

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James the Sage

posted by Ben Witherington

I will be off to Israel on Monday and off the blog for a while, as I serve as tour guide through Israel and Turkey, and then I am on to England and Scotland for three weeks, from which venue […]

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“Cars”– Auto Eroticism in America

posted by Ben Witherington

“Cars” (the movie, not the old rock group with Ric Ocasek) has barnstormed up the movie charts and according to many pundits its a great movie, some even say, an instant classic. There is no doubting that 20 years into […]

Ten Commandments for the Internet Age

posted by Ben Witherington

Thou shalt not have any other Providers before me. Thou shalt not make for thyself a sacrilegious image using Photoshop or Powerpoint. Thou shalt not bow down and worship thy technology for I am a jealous God punishing the third […]

China Bans Da Vinci Code Movie

posted by Ben Witherington

In the category of closing the barn door after the cow has escaped, we now have the banning of the Da Vinci Code movie after it has had a 22 day run there and has exceeded all expectations in ticket […]

A Prairie Home Companion– A Eulogy to Things Dying from the Heartland

posted by Ben Witherington

With an all star cast (Kevin Kline, Meryl Strep, Lilly Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, Virginia Masden Lindsey Lohan, John C. Reily, Tommy Lee Jones etc.), and the ole boy himself, Garrison Keillor, and a reenactment of an episode of the Prairie […]

Rick Warren as ‘A Model of Faith’

posted by Ben Witherington

I have to admit that I have problems with mega-churches, and many of their pastors. And it is also the case that I have been critical of Rick Warren’s mega-selling “The Purpose Driven Life” as being too individualistic and other-worldly […]

What to Do on a 19 Hour Plane Ride?

posted by Ben Witherington

I took the longest commercial flight in the world these past two days— Singapore to Newark N.J. non-stop. Its supposed to take a mere 18 and a half hours. Ours went a bit longer. Singapore Airlines is justly famous for […]

Singing Singapore’s Praises

posted by Ben Witherington

I have just finished the better part of the week lecturing in Singapore, a city/state of 4 million people living on an island of 250 square miles, just north of the equator (think hot and humid). It was of course […]

Changed

posted by Ben Witherington

“Changed.I say I’m changed.Ironing out one’s deepest wrinklesIsn’t strange.” “Gone.Perhaps gone on.Those wanderlusting feelingsOnce so strong.” “Clear.Horizon’s clear.I see where I must go While standing here.” “Hope.That helps me cope.Even though I’ve started downThe dark and dusty slope.” “Resolved.To not […]

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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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