The Bible and Culture

The Bible and Culture

February 2008 Archives

The Wisdom of Children in Sunday School– Or Fractured Bible Tales

posted by Ben Witherington

The Sunday school teacher was carefully explainingthe story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explainedhow Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces, and laidit upon the altar. And then, […]

Shifting Religious Affiliations in America

posted by Ben Witherington

On a day when we learned of the death of one of the first and best true Christian rockers, Larry Norman (at 60– rest in his arms), comes the full Pew study of shifting allegiances in religious America. Here is […]

Seeing Life thru the Mind’s Eye

posted by Ben Witherington

This morning in chapel we had an excellent sermon by Rev. Fleming Rutledge on John 9. It talked about various ways of seeing and being seen, and most especially being seen by God. It also talked about various forms of […]

God’s ‘Harmonic’ Convergences

posted by Ben Witherington

Over the weekend I was at Kokomo Indiana doing an event for Grace UM Church, and Pastor Steve and his wife told me the following remarkable story. In the 90s, Steve was helping lead an E.O. tour in Israel with […]

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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