But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Craig Keener - Apologetic Report

The common biblical theme of Israel inheriting the land elicits much discussion. These are just some comments on one aspect of that subject (I didn’t wade into discussions of the modern state of Israel here, but only the eschatological future and its implications for believers today):

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 11:17

Mission Impossible—Exodus 6:9-13

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Have you ever been in an impossible situation? But if you’re following the Lord’s plan, he’s got your back.

The Lord summons Moses to go back to Pharaoh, so that Pharaoh will let God’s people go (6:10-11). God does not promise that Pharaoh will comply on the next try, but he...

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Some different expressions of being filled with the Spirit in the Bible

 

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 13:44

The unexpected God

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God comes in ways we don’t expect, for example:

  • A chosen nation descended from a couple unable to have children (Abraham and Sarah)
  • A deliverer of his family initially scorned, nearly killed and ultimately sold into slavery by his own older brothers (Joseph)
  • Another deliverer initially rejected...

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The Spirit as the guarantee/downpayment of our future inheritance

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 11:50

Thinking about some characters in Exodus

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Recapping some of the character development so far in Exodus (in the earlier Bible studies):

(1) Moses. Moses seems perfectly understandable from a human point of view. Imagine that you have heard of the God of your ancestors, but you’ve never seen a miracle. Your people have been enslaved by...

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What will the new heavens and new earth be like?

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Monday, 27 August 2018 04:16

Brief Comments on the Passion Translation

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Lacking time to engage the Passion Translation thoroughly, I offer just two comments here, one positive and the other negative.

First, in the passages that I surveyed, the author captured the spirit of the text well, communicating it in contemporary language. In this, the work can function like The...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 16:45

The Meaning of Biblical Miracles

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Some of my other videos address the reality of miracles; this one, published by Seedbed, addresses their meaning and their relationship to Jesus’s preaching of the kingdom:

The Meaning of Biblical Miracles

 

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Monday, 20 August 2018 11:45

Reading the Prophets in Context (1.47 minutes)

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An example from Ezekiel 28:

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Monday, 20 August 2018 08:07

Why a “minimal facts” approach is valuable

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Many apologists use what is called the “minimal facts argument,” advanced by Gary Habermas to argue for Jesus’s resurrection.

Some Christians do not like the sound of “minimal facts,” supposing that it means we believe as few facts as possible. I briefly want to respond...

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Friday, 17 August 2018 05:22

What is the Mark of the Beast?

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9.24 minute video interview:

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Friendly dialogue on continuationism vs. cessationism, held in Brazil in March 2018 (naturally, with Portuguese translation), between friends Craig Keener and Michael Horton. The total time is 1 hour, 36 minutes, but feel free to skip around, so long as nothing is out of context! image

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An example from Isaiah 14:12, 1.28 minutes

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 15:25

Faith hermeneutics

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Some Christians handle Scripture as if figuring out its meaning is all that matters. They expound it, but don’t apply much of it today. Some other Christians lay hold of and claim Scripture, but they don’t pay attention to context and so misunderstand it. Faith is only as good as its...

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15-minute interview:

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The following interview addresses the historical reliability of the Book of Acts:

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Monday, 06 August 2018 09:05

Are Christian Scholars Apologists?

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An apologia, or apology in the traditional sense, is a defense of something. Any scholar who proposes and defends a thesis (which is how most dissertations are written) does an apology in this sense. Monographs and articles typically advance and defend theses. (One reason that I enjoy writing...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:18

Babylon in the Book of Revelation

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5-minute video interview:

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Sunday, 29 July 2018 15:33

Differences in the Gospels, part 3

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There are, as noted in parts 1 and 2, differences among the Gospels. So, picking up where we left off last time:

Second and third examples:

In Luke 7:3-6, after a significant sermon by Jesus, local Judean elders and the centurion’s friends intercede for and deliver messages for him; he does not...

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Half-hour video interview:

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Sunday, 22 July 2018 15:30

Differences in the Gospels, part 2

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There are differences among the Gospels. A Christian who wishes it to be otherwise might say, “I wish there was only one Gospel.” But God gave us four, and it is more respectful for us to hear them the way that God gave them to us, listening to the message of each on its own terms. That...

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A brief introduction to Revelation for my video course on Revelation for Zondervan

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:27

Differences in the Gospels, part 1

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I was converted from a non-Christian background, so I didn’t grow up hearing the Gospels. The first time I read through the Gospels as a new believer, I was shocked. Matthew was great, but then Jesus got crucified again at the end of Mark. “How often is this going to happen?” I...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:19

Interview on Revelation (1-hour video)

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Craig Dumont interviews his fellow Craig, Craig Keener, on the Book of Revelation:

 

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