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REQUIEM FOR MY FATHER–A LAST LETTER

posted by Ben Witherington

(My father passed away yesterday on Nov. 29th after 92 years of life. Thank you for your prayers, especially for my mother who was married to him for nearly 60 years) BW III Dear Dad: There are so many things […]

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SHOULD WE REDEFINE MARRIAGE?

posted by Ben Witherington

Now that we know that Barack Obama will indeed be our next President, it is useful to go back and watch once more what President elect Obama said to Rick Warren at the Civil Forum last summer at Saddleback Church. […]

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John Piper explains Why Calvinists are so Negative

posted by Ben Witherington

Here is a very interesting and indeed revealing brief interview with John Piper about why Calvinists not infrequently come across in such a negative and arrogant way. I find his explanation in some ways convincing. What he does not add, […]

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2008 Blog Awards for This Blog!

posted by Ben Witherington

BW3 and Payne Stewart at Pinehurst No. 2. I am very pleased to announce that the Blogsperts that be have announced that this blog has been named one of the top five blogs having to do with the Bible and […]

NT Wright on the Colbert Report

posted by Ben Witherington

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/174352/june-19-2008/bishop-n-t–wright And here is another URL link for a fuller discussion by Wright about what he was discussing on the Colbert Report http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA0NLb0pXGI————— In light of recent discussion about the faith of Stephen Colbert I offer this interview with my […]

Mr. Soul 1967 Style

posted by Ben Witherington

One of the original super groups was Buffalo Springfield— Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay amongst others. Check this out.

THE RHETORICAL CHARACTER OF HEBREWS

posted by Ben Witherington

A statue of Seneca assuming the task of a rhetorician. ———– The following is the text (but not the notes) of my Society of Biblical Literature lecture to be given next Sunday in Boston. STRIVING FOR EPIDEICTIC EXCELLENCE: THE RHETORIC […]

Colbert Goes to War Against XMAS

posted by Ben Witherington

Stone

posted by Ben Witherington

STONE: THE COLD HARD FACTS* A stone Stands alone Unmoved Unmoveable In stele silence. Solid but cold Hard but old Yet not aging Rocks of ages The stuff of idols Edifices Statues Monoliths Cornerstones Keystones Tombstones Petraglyphs From you The […]

Positive Reviews of the Living Legacy Pour In…..

posted by Ben Witherington

The Reviews of my most personal and intimate work are pouring in and here are some of the first ones. For those interested in exploring the work more here is the link– http://wipfandstock.com/store/The_Living_Legacy_The_Soul_in_Paraphrase_The_Heart_in_Pilgrimage ————— “I have known Ben Witherington as […]

S.C. Priest bans Obama Supporters from taking the Eucharist, and Pope Prohibits Kentucky Priest from supporting Women’s Ordination!

posted by Ben Witherington

Well, I’ve heard it all now. A priest in South Carolina, one Jay Scott Newman (no relation, I suppose, to John Henry Newman) has decided that parishioners who voted for Barack Obama are not entitled to the grace of Jesus […]

A QUANTUM OF SOLACE– A QUOTIENT OF PAIN

posted by Ben Witherington

Vengeance, revenge, wrath. It is often the human response to being deeply wounded, or having someone you love be deeply wounded or even killed. And while it is perfectly normal as a fallen human response to injustice and wickedness, this […]

Who Was the Hurdy Gurdy Man???

posted by Ben Witherington

Extra brownie points in heaven, if you can name Donovan’s back up band for this classic song from the 60s, especially who is that guitarist???? BW3

“This is my Body, Stolen by You”–The Communion Wafer Bandit

posted by Ben Witherington

O.K. what do you get when you combine the fact that lots of weird things happen in Florida, and lots of weird things happen in church? Well, how about lots of weird things happen in church in Florida, take for […]

On Conjugating Greek Verbs and Assessing their Aspects

posted by Ben Witherington

I have asked one of my doctoral students, Brad Johnson to give a good concise review of a new title provided by Zondervan on the issue of some of the aspects of how verbs work in Greek, and how they […]

Joke of the Day from a Marxed Man

posted by Ben Witherington

“Outside of a dog, a good book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read!”— Groucho Marx

For Those Lacking a Sense of Deja Vu–BONUS VIDEOS

posted by Ben Witherington

Monk See, Monk Do– The Disgrace of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

posted by Ben Witherington

There are few places that better demonstrate both the diversity and the divided character of Christianity than the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. So divided are we, that in order for anything to go on in that Church […]

INVITATION TO A BOOK-SIGNING

posted by Ben Witherington

Hi Friends: This is your invitation to a book-signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers Monday Evening Nov. 10th at 7 p.m. (Come early and get the cookies!). Ann (my wife) and I will be signing the Lazarus Effect, and I will read […]

The Gamla Synagogue

posted by Ben Witherington

(pictures, except the first one, courtesy of Justin Taylor and the folks who produced the ESV Annotated Bible, which certainly has the best illustrations to date in a study Bible) One of the major debates in NT Studies in the […]

The Morning After, the Election

posted by Ben Witherington

Here is a commentary by my friend James Howell on the election– written well before Election Day. See what you think. BW3———— The election is over. For the Oval Office, one winner, one loser. But neither is a loser. Both […]

ELECTION DAY QUICK QUIZ

posted by Ben Witherington

This is a two part quiz, and there is no extra credit. PART ONEWhere was John McCain born? Where was Barack Obama born? PART TWOWhat is the rule in regard to where someone has to be born in order to […]

The Architecture of the Post-Modern Mind, Part IV (Guest Reflections)

posted by Ben Witherington

I am very pleased to be able to conclude this series of posts with an insightful analysis by Dr. Steven Mizrach, a professor of Cultural Anthropology at Florida International University, used with his permission. This post helps us see some […]

The Living Legacy– the Soul in Paraphrase

posted by Ben Witherington

I am very pleased to be able to announce that a project which has taken a lifetime of thought and meditation and writing has finally seen the light of day. Most of you know I have been a published poet […]

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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