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August 2009 Archives

‘Inglorious’ Movie Making– WWII Revamped

posted by Ben Witherington

I grew up watching war movies.  The Longest Day (should have been called the Longest Movie),  PT 109,  All Quiet on the Western Front, and then there were the Vietnam war classics, Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, and so many […]

Dawn Treading Hobbits

posted by Ben Witherington

And now the inside story about my trip to New Zealand (aka Middle Earth) can be told.  I actually went down there to hire a couple of under cover Hobbits.  Of course Hobbits are so small they can easily go […]

500 Days of Summer– And Then Some

posted by Ben Witherington

The course of young love is ever treacherous.  There are break ups and make ups, and all too often when young people say they are in love, in actuality what they really are is ‘in heat’, and its not the […]

A Novel Approach to the Reformers– C.J. Sansom’s Mysteries

posted by Ben Witherington

I was hanging out in the airport in Sydney Down Under, waiting for the flight to Auckland, and browsing through the airport bookstore,  when I found the novels of C.J. Sansom, a man after my own heart.  He has a […]

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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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