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After the Foley Follies, The Catholic Temperature Rises

posted by Ben Witherington

Yet another case of a teen molested by a priest. Only this time it was a Republican in high public office who was molested as boy. The priest of course has been banned from ministerial duties but this hardly addresses […]

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Meet the MacBears

posted by Ben Witherington

The answer to the question ‘What do aging NT profs do with their spare time?’ turns out to be– write fiction. Richard Bauckham is a long time good friend of mine from the U.K. and he has writtten a children’s […]

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The Illusion of ‘The Prestige’

posted by Ben Witherington

Ever since I was small I have been fascinated by magic. No, not black magic and that sort of legerdermain. I mean magic tricks— the Harry Houdini kind of stuff. There are in fact three parts to any good magic […]

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Christians Flee from Iraq to Moslem Countries

posted by Ben Witherington

The story is the same throughout the Middle East. Christians are caught between a rock and a hard place. In Israel they are caught between Moslems and Jews. In other countries they are caught between various Moslem groups, such as […]

Not so Separate Church and State—Should Christian Organizations Get Breaks from the Government?

posted by Ben Witherington

The New York Times this week has run a series of interesting articles by Diana B. Hendriques about the ever decreasing size of the wall between church and state in a variety of matters. This particular blog will try to […]

Lessons from the Amish– the Power of Pacifism

posted by Ben Witherington

Marian Fisher was only thirteen. She had a lot to live for, and probably many years yet to live. Yesterday she was buried in a cold steady rain in a little farm graveyard near Georgetown Pennsylvania. When Marian went to […]

The 4% Doctrine– Where Are our Evangelical Youth Going?

posted by Ben Witherington

Ron Luce is worried. And if Ron Luce is worried, we should be too. Ron runs an organization called Teen Mania which puts on camps, concerts and various and sundry other sorts of events for youth. He claims that in […]

Thoroughly Post-Modern Biblical Interpretation

posted by Ben Witherington

Post-Modernism is an odd movement of our time. As it affects theological reflection it has both its good and bad aspects. The good news is it takes less atomistic approaches to the Bible. For example, it is concerned with canonical […]

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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