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The Wedding of David Witherington and Emily Feeley

On October 20th our son got married to his fiance Emily Feeley. Here is a nice picture in the Church in Norwood Pa. where they got married. A good time was had by all! … [Read more...]

The Art of Facts and the Art of Lying about Artefacts

A recent article in the NY Times (see raises once again the question of what belongs to whom, when it comes to precious antiquities. The Turkish government is now playing hardball to retrieve various artifacts from the Met in NYC, even though, the UNESCO treaty of some years ago has been followed when it comes to such situations. But here's the … [Read more...]

Women in the Hood— ‘A Year of Biblical Womanhood’

In the wake of the runaway best seller of A.J. Jacobs, The Year of Living Biblically previously reviewed on this blog, it is hardly a surprise that somebody thought it was a good idea to do such a book from a woman's point of view. The former book was written by a basically secular Jew who decided to be 'observant' for a year. A Year of Biblical Womanhood however is a horse of a different color-- written by an Evangelical woman who is hardly trying on orthodox praxis just for a year. It … [Read more...]

Early Manuscripts of the Gospel of Thomas

Early Manuscripts of the Gospel of Thomas by larryhurtadoIn writing a commissioned essay on "Who Read Early Christian Apocrypha?" for a multi-author volume, I drew upon an earlier study I made a few years ago: "The Greek Fragments of the Gospel of Thomas as Artefacts: Papyrological Observations on Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1, Papyrus Oxrhynchus 654 and Papyrus Oxrhynchus 655," published in Das Thomasevangelium: Enstehung--Rezeption--Theologie, eds. Jorg Frey, edzard Popkes and Jens Schroeter … [Read more...]

Edinburgh Conference on St. Pete

Edinburgh Conference on the Apostle Peter, July 2013by larryhurtadoThe Centre for the Study of Christian Origins (CSCO, University of Edinburgh) announces a conference focused on the Apostle Peter to be held in New College Edinburgh 4-6 July 2013. The conference will feature invited presentations by Timothy Barnes, Markus Bockmuehl, Sean Freyne, Peter Lampe, Tobias Nicklas, Margaret Williams, and myself. Here is the conference flyer.Within the next week or so, we aim to have … [Read more...]

Judith McNutt’s Story of Charley

Eastern Kentucky is a world unto itself. And it is populated by a whole bunch of Baptist Churches, and other sorts as well. This week we were fortunate enough to have Francis McNutt's wife, Judith, here at Asbury for a healing conference. In the process of preaching in chapel, we got the following story.Judith, as it turns out, is a Kentucky girl. She grew up in Jackson Kentucky, a little wide place in the road, not that far from Camden Kentucky. Anyway, there was a little Baptist … [Read more...]

Cloud Atlas— All over the Map, and Partly Cloudy

At the beginning of this movie we are told it is about God and his plan for humankind. Along the way we hear a mantra about 'the weak are meat and the strong shall eat'. At the end we are asked if we believe in an afterlife which seems to mean in this film: 1) a life that recurs through several incarnations in this space-time continuum, not in some heaven or hell; 2) a life that has had former lives in previous human historical periods; 3) a life that passes through death and gets a do over, … [Read more...]

A Hobbit Second Breakfast for You— at Denny’s

O.K. so you are looking for a chance to get into the spirit of the coming Hobbit movie, imbibe the very essence of it, consume the substance of it..... without of course actually reading the book. Well American Tolkien fans there is now something you can do (and as a double bonus fulfill the Isaianic commandment to 'delight thyself in fatness...'). You can go to Dennys!!! I give you the latest news sent to me from Hobbiton...."We know them for their Grand slam breakfast and other … [Read more...]