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July 2006 Archives

VICE VERSUS VIRTUE—FROM METROPOLIS TO MIAMI

posted by Ben Witherington

We seem to like our myths about the battle between good and evil relatively clear cut, but we also like our heroes vulnerable, sometimes even indulging in various sorts of guilty pleasures, while supposedly being ‘at heart good persons’. ‘Superman […]

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The Conquest of Faith and the Climax of History

posted by Ben Witherington

The Conquest of Faith and the Climax of History– Heb. 12. 1-4, 18-29Delivered at St. Salvator’s Church St. Andrews Scotland July 21 2006 for the Hebrews Conference In 1993 I managed to run the Boston Marathon— yes all 26 miles […]

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Bonny St. Andrews

posted by Ben Witherington

The third oldest university in the United Kingdom is St. Andrews University, with 5,000 undergrads today and numerous grad students. The town itself is a little seaside village on the west coast of Scotland, and let me tell you— the […]

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The Life of the Mind–Fragile but Fertile

posted by Ben Witherington

The life of the mind is fragile. I have been constantly reminded of this from my time in academia. I have seen one academic after another fall prey to chronic fatique, and I learned only the other day from a […]

Durham Days

posted by Ben Witherington

From 1977-80 my wife and I lived in Durham and our daughter Christy was born here. It is nice to be back in beautiful Durham (google Durham Cathedral and oggle the pictures). I have had a glorious day with members […]

The Red Mist

posted by Ben Witherington

Seeing red, a red seafogs up the brainActing irrationallyBordering on insane. The red mist permeatesThe facets of the mindActing on impulseWits left behind. Shots fired in angerImpulses expressedLeaves us walking woundedDepressed and distressed. Be angry, but sin notThus says the […]

Rob Bell Hits the Rock Venue Circuit

posted by Ben Witherington

I am providing here a link to a New York Times article about Rob Bell’s summer tour, which does not rely on multi-media pyrotechnics yet is appealing to many young folks around the land. Read the article and give me […]

Pirates of the Carribean II— Yo Ho Ho….

posted by Ben Witherington

It is usually the case that the second part of a trilogy is less satisfactory or satisfying than either the first, which sucks you in, or the final one which resolves the loose ends and tidies up the plot. Clearly […]

Reflections on Growing Old

posted by Ben Witherington

The following are comments by men and women over 50 on their creeping decrepitude. As my English Prof at Carolina once said— ‘there are days after 40 when you realize your body is your mortal enemy.’ The nice thing about […]

The Guy’s Rules

posted by Ben Witherington

I pass these along as they are from a Canadian friend who gave them to me. These are the things some men wish women knew, but usually are too cowardly to tell them. Please note that these are numbered and […]

More of Omar’s Story

posted by Ben Witherington

Last summer my older cousin Ali was able to come in from Ohio to be at our wedding. I think it was really good for my dad to have someone from back home who was able to be there, and […]

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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 are some of the senior fellows attending the meeting.

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 below......   My response to this nonsense above

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

Revival 2011--- At My Home Church in Charlotte

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 seminary building.  The art of choice comes from a West

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 resists the tendency to be verbose or erudite for all

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

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