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The Bible and Culture

The Bible and Culture

May 2009 Archives

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF BLOGGING

posted by Ben Witherington

1) No anonymous posts please. If you don’t have the courage of your own convictions, then don’t post. By this I mean that I don’t mind what your screen name is, but if when I click on that name it […]

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WE BID YOU KINDLY WELCOME

posted by Ben Witherington

Dear All: After blogging away for many years, I have now joined the legion of the Enlightened at the Beliefnet Blogosphere.  All 800 plus posts from my Blogspot blog are now available here through the archives of this blog, so […]

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Oh Those Pesky ‘Angels and Demons’

posted by Ben Witherington

At this point it is hard to believe all the ruckus that was caused by Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, which, when people calmed down, they realized it was closer to hysterical than historical fiction. The novel was a […]

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MOVING DAY

posted by Ben Witherington

Dear Friends: This blog is moving to a new location at the end of this month on the Beliefnet website. Here is the proper address to save under favorites and connect you to this blog—http://blog.beliefnet.com/bibleandculture/. The archives of this blog […]

MONDAY MORNING FOLKS

posted by Ben Witherington

There were many wonderful lesser known folk rock groups in the 70s, some of them Christian, some of them not. I can especially commend to you Batdorf and Rodney, Lazarus, Arrogance, and Aztec Two Step. What we have here in […]

A COOL DEAL FOR YOU– SACRED AND MUNDANE

posted by Ben Witherington

Just this week my little book of sacred and mundane poems came out, thanks to the hard work of Leah Maines, and I have a deal for you long devoted readers! I will send you free a copy of this […]

TIRED OF THE BLUES? YOU NEED PRETZEL LOGIC

posted by Ben Witherington

Without question, one of my favorite bands of the 70s was Steely Dan, particularly with Michael McDonald. They have of course recently rebooted themselves. Here you will find one selection from the NY Rock and Soul Review Shows in the […]

THE BARBECUE CHRONICLES: RIGHT ON ‘CUE

posted by Ben Witherington

I was talking to my friend Gordon who was cracking a joke he heard at the Rotary club, where all manner of humor is possible. He said that one of the fellow Rotarians had lost a bet over this last […]

AN ADVENTUROUS ENTERPRISE— REBOOTING ‘STAR TREK’

posted by Ben Witherington

Perhaps most bloggers are far too young to remember the dawn of a TV series created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966. Happily, I am not too young. Although there were other heady dramas that had a good run in that […]

ROMAN NUMERALS– THE SECOND ART WEST ADVENTURE COMING SOON!

posted by Ben Witherington

Back by popular demand and in more trouble than you can shake a stick at is Art West, intrepid explorer and Christian archaeologist. In this the second of his adventures Art explores things apocalyptic including Mr. 666 in Egypt Israel, […]

N.T. WRIGHT ON POST-MODERNITY AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT

posted by Ben Witherington

The following is an interesting recent discussion of Tom Wright about the importance of post-modernity and the need to get beyond modernity. See what you think BW3

THE INDELIBLE IMAGE: THE FIRST REVIEWS

posted by Ben Witherington

The pre-pub scholarly reviews of The Indelible Image are beginning to come in. Here is one of the first ones which will be used as a blurb for the book. BW3———– “Ben Witherington is a skilled historical exegete who has, […]

THE RETURN TO THE FOLD— A.N. WILSON

posted by Ben Witherington

We are all familiar with the story of the prodigal son, though that is not a story about religious conversion. Still, one would think there was enough in the Bible to remind us that where there is life, there is […]

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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