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January 2007 Archives

What Have They Done with Jesus? An Online conversation with the Author

posted by Ben Witherington

Here’s an invitation for those of you who are interested to join our online conversation about my recent book What Have They Done with Jesus? The link is here to begin with—www.conversewithscholars.org. The time of the interview is at 9 […]

Was Lazarus the Beloved Disciple?

posted by Ben Witherington

If you want to cause Biblical scholars to get their knickers in a knot there are two sure fire ways to accomplish that end: 1) you can skewer a sacred cow whether a liberal or conservative one; 2) you can […]

Hearing the Voice of God

posted by Ben Witherington

Samuel heard it and mistook it for the voice of the priest. It was an audible voice, just like a human voice (1 Sam. 3). Moses heard it too. Elijah had to go all the way to Mt. Horeb to […]

Hearing the Voice of God

posted by Ben Witherington

Samuel heard it and mistook it for the voice of the priest. It was an audible voice, just like a human voice (1 Sam. 3). Moses heard it too. Elijah had to go all the way to Mt. Horeb to […]

The Virginal Conception and Political Deception

posted by Ben Witherington

In the “this takes the cake” department, I have two stories for you to refer to. But first a question– which is more unlikely, the birth of baby animals after a virginal conception, or Fox News deliberately reporting false information […]

The Smoking Gun–1600 Page Global Warming Report Out Soon

posted by Ben Witherington

1600 pages is a big report. Trouble is, it is only the first of four parts, the result of an enormous and some have said definitive report demonstrating beyond reasonable doubt that there is human causation of several sorts when […]

Global Warming and Evangelicals Part Deux

posted by Ben Witherington

After setting up the initial post on global warming I had a further chat with my wife. She points out that the ice core samples go back thousands of year and make perfectly clear that there has been a dramatic […]

Here Come the Pentecostals

posted by Ben Witherington

It all began 106 years ago in Kansas when a woman broke out of normal speech into glossolalia. It was but a foreshadowing of a mighty wave of the Spirit which has still not crested as it has gathered momentum […]

Evangelicals and Climate Scientists Agree on Global Warming

posted by Ben Witherington

Well its about time. We finally have a group of Evangelical ministers who are fed up with the junk science and head in the sand denials of some of their fellow Evangelicals in attempts to ignore that there is such […]

Grisham’s “The Innocent Man”. Is Capital Punishment Biblical?

posted by Ben Witherington

John Grisham has made his fortune writing legal thrillers. Some eighteen of them. Up until his most recent work, “The Innocent Man” (Doubleday, 2006), which is yet another legal tale, he had never attempted writing a work of non-fiction. But […]

The Fate of the ‘Children of Men’

posted by Ben Witherington

There are always movies one wants to see and movies one ought to see, and ‘Children of Men’ is one of the latter. My son David has been anxious to see this rather dark vision of the future (set in […]

Adopt a Gargoyle–And Save Good Will’s Church

posted by Ben Witherington

Stratford-upon-Avon. Its a rather idyllic place. I’ve been there on various occasions, sometimes to see the latest versions of the Bard’s plays. But unfortunately while his plays and his theater thrive and go from strength to strength, William Shakespeare’s home […]

Angry Apostles of Atheism Attack

posted by Ben Witherington

They’re mad, and their not going to take it any more. There has been a spate of books, TV shows, NPR interviews, magazine stories and the like involving one or more of the angry atheists. Sam Schulman of the Wall […]

The Air Up There is Rare

posted by Ben Witherington

I do a lot of flying, some years about a flight a week to do seminars and preaching events in various places, so it is good to know our pilots have a sense of humor.It’s also good to know that […]

That ‘Long’ Distance Phone Call

posted by Ben Witherington

Her name was Bertha Albright, and she was a real saint of Concord United Methodist Church in the little village of Coleridge N.C. After my wife and I had moved to Coleridge from Durham England where we lived in the […]

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 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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