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October 2010 Archives

Play Ball— An Ode to Baseball

posted by Ben Witherington

I must admit to getting pretty mushy about baseball, especially at this time of year.  I remember as if it were yesterday when my Dad would take me to see the Greensboro Yankees in the 50s and 60s, and I […]


posted by Ben Witherington

                   Pain is an odd thing.  I once took a philosophy course at Carolina where we noted its oddity, and then discussed it to death until I was disgusted.  The main point Professor E. Maynard Adams was making […]

Atheists Just Sing the Blues

posted by Ben Witherington

How true it is! I wonder what that says about all those psalms of lament in the Psalter? Just asking I have to say, Steve Martin is my kind of atheist. And he sings o.k. too, with the Canyon Rangers […]

Husbands as Stay at Home Dads?

posted by Ben Witherington

Mark Driscoll is an increasingly popular Christian teacher, with a considerable ministry. One of my students at Asbury Seminary asked me to comment on this video (see above), more specifically on the use of Titus 2 in this video to […]

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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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