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July 2007 Archives

The Peacemaker as the Anti-Christ?

posted by Ben Witherington

Below you will find a link to a brief video made by a Jewish young man named Mr. Max Blumenthal. He decided to visit the recent CUFI (Christians United for Israel) meeting led by Rev. Hagee and his friends. There […]

Paul on Spirit-filled Living,the Singing of Praise Songs, and Mutual Submission

posted by Ben Witherington

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM MY FORTHCOMING COMMENTARY ON PHILEMON, COLOSSIANS, AND EPHESIANS, DUE OUT FROM EERDMANS IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER. BW3 One of the more obviously relevant texts for the discussion of modern Christian worship is Ephesians 5.18-21, […]

Novel Ideas for Summer Reading

posted by Ben Witherington

On a day when we have reached the eschaton of Harry Potter novels, it is appropriate to talk about summer reading, and what might be profitable. J.K. Rowling is certainly a good writer in the English spirit and style, but […]

‘Hairspray’– Another Hare Brained Musical?

posted by Ben Witherington

The heyday of musicals has long since come and gone. In fact they peaked in the late 50s and early 60s (think ‘Music Man’, ‘Oklahoma’, or the real blockbuster that basically killed off the genre for a generation– ‘The Sound […]

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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