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

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:58

Craig’s conversion testimony

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This testimony is not meant as empirical evidence that would persuade somebody else. It is simply what happened to me. (If I were going to make up a conversion testimony, this wouldn’t be it! And if I were to choose my own background, I would’ve grown up a Christian instead of...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:46

Historical Jesus video interview (1 hr)

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Interview with Haden Clark: one-hour summary interview: https://youtu.be/07NHoQsyWgw

Authors: Craig Keener...

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This blog is devoted to providing free resources; my publishers own most of my academic books, however. But for those who are interested, this week Zondervan is selling my NIVAC commentary on Revelation at 50% off for the print edition here: http://bit.ly/2NiiOuq. The eBook is priced even better:...

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 10:00

Summary of Christobiography

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Admittedly I write better than I speak, especially extemporaneously, but this was an engaging exchange of ideas regarding differences in the Gospels, in this one-hour discussion. Some of us regard the differences as less significant historically than what we have in many fairly comparable ancient...

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“As criticizing other people’s religion has become more acceptable in our culture, hostile critics of Christianity are stepping up their attacks against Jesus, with some radical popular skeptics denying even His existence.

“Of course, denying His existence, or even the main...

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:02

Historical Jesus interview, conclusion (6 minutes)

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Yeshaya Gruber from Israel interviews Craig. This is the final session of the interview: https://ibccourses.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Roundtable/Keener/Craig10.mp4

Authors: Craig Keener

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Christianity Today kindly posted Chris Reese’s interview of me regarding my new book, Christobiography, here. (The following is a sample of my answer to his first question)

Given what we know about disciples in antiquity, and given the relatively brief span of time between Jesus’s public...

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Sunday, 20 October 2019 04:58

Was Jesus from Nazareth or was he from Bethlehem?

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I repeat the question of the title, “Was Jesus from Nazareth or was he from Bethlehem?” only to point out the absurdity of the forced-choice question. Recently someone posed to me the supposed dilemma of Jesus being from Nazareth or from Bethlehem. Since Jesus was Jesus “of...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:55

Historical Jesus interview, part 8 (7.41 minutes)

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Authors: Craig Keener

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 07:21

Jesus and elites

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Why did Jesus keep running into trouble with elites? The scribes, an educated elite, are judging him in Mark 2:6-7, 16, and the Pharisees, a pious fellowship honoring ancestral tradition criticized him in 2:24 and 3:6. Jesus answers evasively and in riddles and parables designed to delay harsher...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 12:52

Historical Jesus interview, part 7 (17.31 minutes)

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Authors: Craig Keener

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Chris Reese interviewed me regarding the substance of my newest book, Christobiography, here.

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 12:46

Historical Jesus part 6 (8.31 minutes)

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Authors: Craig Keener

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 12:43

Historical Jesus part 5 (11 minutes)

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Part 5 of interview with Yeshaya Gruber in Israel: https://ibccourses.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Roundtable/Keener/Craig5.mp4

Authors: Craig Keener

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No one believes only what they can prove historically. For example, most of us can remember experiences from years ago that we surely believe happened but that we cannot “prove” to others’ satisfaction without finding corroborating witnesses or documentary evidence. Unless, of...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 13:35

Historical Jesus interview, part 3 (8.15 minutes)

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Part 3 (this one’s a little fuzzy visually–though it didn’t make my bald head grow fuzzier!), but the audio is good.

https://ibccourses.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Roundtable/Keener/Craig3.mp4

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 14:17

How much is eternal life worth?—Mark 8:34-38

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“If anyone wants to follow after me, let one deny oneself and pick up one’s cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it; but whoever will lose their life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it! For what good is it for someone to gain the whole world...

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I apologize that the picture of me froze (especially with that bored look on my face–I wasn’t really bored!) But the audio is mostly good, especially considering that my interviewer and I were on opposite sides of the planet.

https://ibccourses.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Roundtable/Keener...

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Sunday, 01 September 2019 15:01

Women in Ministry

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Twenty years ago, Enrichment Journal (from the Assemblies of God) invited me to write an article in support of women in ministry. The article was available both in print and online. Because that website is not currently online, however, I make that article available here, with the permission of...

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Yeshaya Gruber in Israel interviewed me (online) about the Gospels and history. This is the first installment: https://ibccourses.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Roundtable/Keener/Craig1.mp4

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Sunday, 25 August 2019 14:39

Christobiography, writing comments

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Sean McDowell interviewed me briefly on my new book, Christobiography, and about my writing regimen. (This one is a written, rather than audio or video, interview.)

https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/fascinating-interview-craig-keener-on-his-new-book-christobiography

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Interview regarding church government, contemporary apostles, etc.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVqGF5RpyDk&t=5s

Spanish subtitles provided. I apologize that my lips and sound don’t sync too well. (Shall I pretend that I was practicing ventriloquism??)

Authors: Craig Keener...

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“And the soldiers led Jesus away inside the courtyard of the palace (i.e., the governor’s headquarters), and they called together the rest of their unit. And they draped him in a purple robe, and weaving together a garland of thorns, they placed it on him. And they began applauding him:...

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