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January 1970 Archives

Chief Steve Silverheels– a Native American Minister

posted by Ben Witherington

The man on the far left in this picture, Chief Steve Silverheels, is a minister who lives in Wilmington N.C. not far from my mother.  He is a Christian minister and evangelist. He is also a native American with Mohawk/Iroquois/Seneca […]

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Of Time and Eternity

posted by Ben Witherington

                          I The steam arose from the stream The leaves fell from the tree Weak sun shone on the grass The pattern of frost won’t last.   The chill hung in the air The flowers drooped drab and brown […]

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An Olive Branch to Disgruntled Anglicans, a Warning to Dissolute Rulers

posted by Ben Witherington

The Roman Catholic Church leadership made the headlines twice this past week, once because the Vatican has now opened the door to receiving disgruntled Anglican priests into the fold (without having to give up their wives), and once because certain […]

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Why Arguments against Women in Ministry Aren’t Biblical

posted by Ben Witherington

Most of you who know me, know that I did my doctoral thesis on women in the NT with C.K. Barrett at the University of Durham in England. My first three published scholarly books were on this very subject.  One […]

Colbert Strikes Again– Cross this Man at your Peril!

posted by Ben Witherington

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

Opus Magnum

posted by Ben Witherington

Weary, worn, welts on hand Work has whittled down the man To the bare necessities Of what he is, and what he’ll be Was this then his destiny?   Defined, refined by what we do, The toilsome tasks are never […]

Robert Crumb’s Genesis

posted by Ben Witherington

And now for something completely different.   The Bible as graphic novel, or at least graphic comic book.  Robert Crumb is well known to underground comic book aficionados.  To the rest of the reading public– not so much. Robert Crumb was […]

Towards a Consistent Pro-Life Ethic

posted by Ben Witherington

baby6.bmp I was riding from Manhattan Kansas to Lincoln Nebraska and interestingly enough, almost the only signs posted there on the farms in the Heartland were anti-abortion signs.  The best of the lot said– “All those who are pro-abortion rights […]

Culture Making— The Road to Woodstock

posted by Ben Witherington

It is an iconic image.  There he is with his tie-dyed T shirt and jeans on Aug. 15th 1969, standing in front of some 500-750,000 folks having been pushed out on the stage to perform by Michael Lang’s crew as […]

Dear Mr. Asbury— Part I

posted by Ben Witherington

Dear Mr. Asbury: I’ve been itinerant again, and most times when I do this, I think about you— all those thousands of miles you road on horseback. How in the world did you do it?  I have about 50 flights […]

If Only

posted by Ben Witherington

                 I          I would have dressed up, Only it was too much trouble.   I would have gone out, Only it cost too much.   I would have driven, Only travel’s dangerous.   I would have eaten, […]

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

posted by Ben Witherington

Ghosts and Goblins, tricks and treats, houses of horror and costumed heroes and villains.  Should Christians have anything to do with such practices, or is it just harmless fun?  Believe it or not, Christians are about equally divided on this […]

The Indelible Image– The Interview

posted by Ben Witherington

The following is an interview that appeared in the periodical Academic Alert.   The Indelible Image: The Theological and Ethical Thought Word of the New Testament   Within the next few months Ben Witherington–Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, […]

Joseph and the Egyptian Coins?

posted by Ben Witherington

The phone call was urgent.  Can you do an interview at 5:15 about some coins found in Egypt that are claimed to be from the era of Joseph and even perhaps with his picture on them?  Here is the link […]

Capitalism: A Love-Hate Relationship

posted by Ben Witherington

Michael Moore, our national agent provocateur, is nothing if he is not controversial.  But in a democracy with freedom of speech, it’s good to have prophets and pundits and pot stirrers and he is one such person.  Some find his […]

Deeper Connections (Part Two)– The Last Days of Jesus

posted by Ben Witherington

The final six sessions of the new series of Deeper Connections ar called The Last Days of Jesus which is a bit odd, since the first two sessions deal with the confession of Peter at Caesarea Philippi (mis-spelled on the […]

Shortcomings

posted by Ben Witherington

  ‘A  frank response to Frank, who said, “regrets I’ve had a few, But far too few to mention… I did it my way”    Shortcomings just like snowflakes, Are always piling up, A life time of the little things […]

Deeper Connections (Part Two)– The Forgiveness of Jesus

posted by Ben Witherington

The Deeper Connections series has hit its stride, and in this particular set of three DVDs there is a conscious effort to reach the Emerging Church movement and provide it with better Biblical resources.  This is evident from the addition […]

Meatballs from Heaven

posted by Ben Witherington

This is not the movie to see just before lunch. In fact, it is not the movie to see right after a big lunch either.  But it does provide a bit of food for thought.  In the never ending quest […]

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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