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Jesus as the Unifier of the Bible

posted by Ben Witherington

I am reading a manuscript by Phillip King entitled The Bible is for Living, in which the following comment struck me— “the New Testament is not necessarily a commentary on the OldTestament, that is to say, Jesus is not to […]

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Ephesos at Night

posted by Ben Witherington

Tunc Tezel, a native of Turkey, is an amateur astronomer and photographer. I love his picture of Ephesos at night, taken as one looks up Curetes Street near Hadrian’s little temple he built. Thanks to Tim Collins for putting me […]

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Obama a Muslim? Not a Chance

posted by Ben Witherington

One of the most frequent emails I have had sent to me since the primaries were over by worried Christians is the one which claims that Barack Obama is a closet Muslim, based on the fact that he had a […]

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SHACKING UP WITH GOD—William P. Young’s ‘The Shack’

posted by Ben Witherington

When a novel by an unknown Christian writer which is basically privately published, goes to the top of the NY Times fiction bestseller list, mostly on the basis of word of mouth, you know something is up. More particularly you […]

The Dark Knight’s Dark Night of the Soul

posted by Ben Witherington

Somewhere along the way, Comic Books became serious, and started calling themselves Graphic Novels. This was well after my senior high years when I stopped reading them for the most part, except on summer vacation. For those of us who […]

BW3 ON CNN ON THE GABRIEL STONE

posted by Ben Witherington

Here is the link to the brief discussion on the Gabriel Stone which I was involved in this week: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2008/07/11/wedeman.gabriel.cnn?iref=videosearch

Howard Snyder’s Review of ‘Pagan Christianity’

posted by Ben Witherington

What follows in this post is the verbatim of the full text of Howard Snyder’s review of ‘Pagan Christianity’ which appeared this spring in the Revitalization magazine (Vol. 15 No. 1 Spring 2008) edited by Asbury’s Prof. Stephen O’Malley. Howard […]

The Sound of the Soul

posted by Ben Witherington

N.B. This is a small selection from my forthcoming book of metaphysical poetry with commentary entitled The Living Legacy by myself and Julie Noelle Robertson. It is a work arranged according to the church year, and intended for spiritual formation. […]

PICTURES WORTH SEVERAL WORDS

posted by Ben Witherington

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOR IS IN ARREARS ON HIS RENT A SOUND INVESTMENT WHOSE THAT CLOWN THAT ORDERED THE CHARBROILED BURGER? WHAT TIRED LOOKS LIKE A BARE WALL THE REASON SMART PEOPLE WEAR P.J.’S TO BED AN HAIR-RAISING […]

Should Christians Meet on Sunday and Who Should Do the Teaching?

posted by Ben Witherington

In this post I am not interested in discussing the issue of whether Sunday is the sabbath or should be considered the Christian sabbath or not. My interest is the historical one— did early Christians regularly meet on a fixed […]

Pagan Christianity— Postlude

posted by Ben Witherington

One of the more disturbing problems with the sort of arguments found in ‘Pagan Christianity’ is the lack of understanding of early Christian history, and the relationship of continuity between earliest Christian communities and the communities one finds at the […]

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT

posted by Ben Witherington

Here is the way to start your week off with a bang– a funky birthday card from Joe Cocker. Be prepared to laugh. I just knew he wasn’t singing the Beatles’ lyrics! BW3 Kudos to Craig Hill for sending me […]

Flusser’s The Sage from Galilee– an Important Jesus Book

posted by Ben Witherington

There are a variety of important ‘biographies’ of Jesus written by a variety of scholars, but few of them are Jewish scholars who spent their academic life on the issue of Jesus. David Flusser is the exception to the rule, […]

The Death and Resurrection of Messiah— written in stone.

posted by Ben Witherington

Dominic Buettner for The New York Times Why is that man above smiling? David Jeselsohn bought an ancient tablet, above, but he was totally unaware of its significance. Now it may be the earliest Jewish evidence for the idea of […]

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY—REVIEW PART FOUR

posted by Ben Witherington

It might seem axiomatic to most persons that having ‘pastors’ is a Biblical thing. I mean after all, we even have three letters in the NT called the Pastoral Epistles in which Paul gives instructions not only about Timothy or […]

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY—REVIEW PART THREE

posted by Ben Witherington

I have been posting a large variety of comments of response to this ongoing book review, some of which seem to have ignored that I am reviewing this book seriatim– taking it Chapter by Chapter. It is the purpose of […]

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY—REVIEW PART TWO

posted by Ben Witherington

‘WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE’S PICTURE?’ In the second main chapter of Barna and Viola’s book Pagan Christianity, we are given a brief history of some forms and orders of worship, with perhaps a special emphasis on low church Protestant […]

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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