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January 2011 Archives

The John Wesley Fellows Meeting at Candler—- The Senior Fellows

posted by Ben Witherington

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 […]

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Guns and Religion— Enough is Quite Enough

posted by Ben Witherington

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 […]

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Revival 2011— At My Home Church in Charlotte

posted by Ben Witherington

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The John Wesley Fellows Meeting at Candler—- The Art of Theology

posted by Ben Witherington

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 […]

Ancient Readers and Manuscripts— William A. Johnson’s Take

posted by Ben Witherington

  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 […]

Tolstoy and the Orthodox Church— a Continuing Tragedy

posted by Ben Witherington

  For those of you who know the literary works or life of Tolstoy, you will find this story from the NY Times this week rather depressing.  The Orthodox Church, in its wisdom, still can’t seem to practice that quintessential […]

Cicero– A Biography by Anthony Everitt

posted by Ben Witherington

Producing the first biography of Cicero in more than a quarter century, this well written, well reviewed biography (see Amazon reviews) first appeared in 2001 and has continued to be well-received and widely read.  Everitt went on to write similar […]

Conspirata— The Trials and Tribulations of Cicero

posted by Ben Witherington

Robert Harris is perhaps not a name you will be familiar with, but he is a fine historical novelist indeed.  On this blog we have already reviewed his two previous novels about ancient  Rome— ‘Pompeii’  and ‘Imperium’  both of which […]

Has Mr. Fix Visited You? The Things Men Do to Avoid Real Work

posted by Ben Witherington

 Tired of changing diapers?   No problem. The old wee pee cup solution. Too tired to feed the baby? No worries— the gerry-rigged bottle will suffice. Accidently buy a car from the U.K.?  No problem at all, a good old fan […]

The Return of Babylon? Can You Dig it?

posted by Ben Witherington

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/arts/03babylon.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

Lost Lebron? No Problem, Have a Three Dog Night

posted by Ben Witherington

There has to be some compensation for losing Lebron and the Browns and Indians continuing to be bad all at the same time.  And here it is residents of Cleveland and Canton.  The chief chef for the Charleston Riverdogs decided […]

Quote of the Day

posted by Ben Witherington

The reason I deferred in writing this is because of “the danger of wasting my time, since pretty much no one cares about truth these days; rather they eagerly chase after money and political power and insatiable enjoyment of pleasures, […]

Books to Read in 2011

posted by Ben Witherington

If you are sizing up things to read in 2011, here are some theologically rich books which you may have not read just yet. Start with a short book on Jesus— the one I just reviewed on this blog— Will […]

Stargazer (The Faith of One of the Magi)

posted by Ben Witherington

I subscribe to the skies Even when clouds roll in I simply wait patiently, For the skies to clear again,   I trust in the warmth of the sun Even on a cold winter’s day I know the chill can’t […]

A New Year’s Prayer for our Nation— 2011

posted by Ben Witherington

Lord God, maker of all that is good, and true and beautiful, all that is right, and righteous, and holy, all that is giving and forgiving and merciful, we entreat you on this day to have mercy on our nation […]

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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