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The Bible and Culture

November 2010 Archives

On the Richter Scale—- Sandy Richter in the News

posted by Ben Witherington

Well it isn’t the cover of the Rolling Stone, but I am proud to say the newspaper in Jackson Ms. was smart enough to interview our friend and colleague Sandy Richter, who taught for us for many years (still does […]

Name That Ancient Object

posted by Ben Witherington

  Here are four shots of an ancient object I bought from an antiquities dealer in Jerusalem some years ago.  The first person to correctly identify this object wins a free copy of my recent book on Revelation.   The winner […]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows— Part One

posted by Ben Witherington

If you’re asked the question what is the opposite of well done, the answer should be— half-baked.   And unfortunately, and I didn’t expect to say this, that is what we get for two hours and 37 minutes of the most […]

The Carlos Museum at Emory

posted by Ben Witherington

The Carlos Museum at Emory has a nice small collection of Greco-Roman remains, particularly busts which I thought I would share with you.  The above bust should be familiar—  it is  Julius Caesar himself. As you can see from this […]

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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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