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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Sunday, 07 July 2019 11:49

How do we relate to members of the Trinity?

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Since there are theologians who spend their entire careers studying the Trinity, I dare offer the following only as a thought experiment in Johannine theology. It is, however, one that helps me to relate to the One God in Three Persons.

Whoever has seen Jesus, has seen the Father (John 1:18; 14:7).

Wh...

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Sunday, 30 June 2019 10:38

Lifestyle Apologetics and 1 Peter 3:15

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People often quote part of 1 Pet 3:15 to support the need for apologetics: always be ready to offer a defense (Greek apologia) to whoever asks you for an account of the hope among you.”

The context may suggest that the asking involves unbelievers questioning a movement of which they are...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:39

Another interview regarding Galatians

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Dealing with questions such as New Perspective(s), faith in/of Christ, etc.

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Sunday, 23 June 2019 12:53

Signs of the kingdom interview

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Interview regarding signs of the kingdom with Joel Chopp of the Henry Center, Trinity International University/TEDS: https://henrycenter.tiu.edu/2019/05/signs-of-the-kingdom-craig-keener/

Authors: Craig Keener...

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This started as an experiment, as my niece Kayla taught me how to add other visuals to my videos. I thought I’d start that process with something “light” rather than too serious …

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 15:41

Exaltation from the Lord

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Exaltation comes from the Lord (Ps 75:6-7). We should always keep it in perspective. By the world’s standards, you can be king of Israel, but you’re still king of a puny kingdom that is a miniscule proportion of the world’s population. More importantly, before the living God, any...

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 10:05

Interview on Galatians commentary

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A recent interview with Craig about his Galatians commentary and about Galatians.

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Saturday, 08 June 2019 12:42

Does God Still Raise the Dead?

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An article I wrote for Christianity Today. The last time I tried linking to an article only the first few paragraphs were visible, but I am hoping this works better this time! (My favorite part is the photo with my wife in it image )

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Authors: Craig Keener...

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 14:15

God’s precious Word—Ps 119:82, 86-88

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There are many reasons to treasure words from God. Just in a few verses of Psalm 119, we can get a sample.

  • God’s Word (in context) brings comfort (Psalm 119:82)
  • God’s commandments are faithful, a Hebrew idea related to truth and trustworthiness, in contrast to the lies brought against...

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Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:50

Provoking Israel’s jealousy—Romans 11

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Paul certainly cared about Gentiles; his letters are replete with signs of his intimate concern for the members of the many congregations he started, many of whose members were Gentiles. The Bible also suggests that the Lord will return after the good news has been proclaimed among all peoples...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 14:23

A multicultural church—Acts 13:1-3

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The church in Antioch spearheaded the mission to the rest of the world beyond Judea. Nearly all Christians today, and certainly all Gentile Christians, have spiritual roots in this church in Syria. Apart from this mission, the church could have been stillborn in the first century, had the Holy...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:02

Acts podcast

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A podcast hosted by Skeptics and Seekers, so Craig in dialogue with the hosts (one a believer, one a skeptic), regarding Acts.

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Continued from part 1: http://www.craigkeener.com/?p=4311

To be credible, Hume believed, eyewitnesses must be educated, socially respectable Western white persons such as Hume and his circle; he avers that only such people have something to lose by lying. Today, of course, I can cite numerous...

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:36

False prophets

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Lamenting that some people are taken in by false prophets, teachers, etc. Christ’s REAL servants sacrificially serve others and seek Christ’s honor. Those who seek the honor for themselves are liable to become false prophets, teachers, etc. The video is 8 minutes and 41 seconds.

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Most people today who start from the premise that miracles don’t or won’t happen knowingly or unknowingly depend on the influence of Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776).

Hume did not originate the key ideas in his essay on miracles; most are recycled from arguments of some...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 13:32

New Galatians commentary

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My shorter Galatians commentary with Cambridge came out last year. The first copy of the heavier academic version with Baker Academic has now reached me.

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Authors: Craig Keener...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:30

1 John (6 min, 40 seconds)

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Sunday, 28 April 2019 15:20

Spiritual Gifts in 1 Cor 12—14 (part 2)

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Continued from part 1 (http://www.craigkeener.com/?p=4282)

The perfect forever versus the limited present

Again putting the gifts in context, in 1 Cor 13:8-13, Paul emphasizes that the gifts are only for the present time, whereas love is eternal. The gifts are partial, so we will not need them when...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 09:15

Galatians (podcast interview)

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George Wood interviewed me yesterday on Paul’s letter to the Galatians (48 minutes), in connection with my new commentary on Galatians for Baker Academic (more detailed than my shorter one with Cambridge):

https://influencemagazine.com/en/Theory/How-to-Read-Galatians-for-Preaching-and-Teaching?...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 02:41

Spirits in prison–1 Peter 3.18-22

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Who were the spirits who sinned in the days of Noah? Who are these “spirits in prison”? For some comments and a view held by many scholars today, see this 9 minute, 35 second video:

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:10

Identifying False Apostles

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I’m a committed continuationist, but we continuationists must be serious about the continuing gift of discerning spirits–not everything is what it claims to be. My friend Michael Brown helped me get this article onto Christian Post, Charisma News, and the Stream. I have given one of the...

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 14:16

Spiritual Gifts in 1 Cor 12—14 (part 1)

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Some kinds of church bodies accept only particular kinds of gifts, hence amputate certain kinds of members. Some other kinds of churches pile together the amputated members and celebrate that they are an ideal body. Yet ideally, a body that is whole welcomes all its members.

Some value teaching but...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:27

James (video, 21 minutes)

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A survey of some key themes in James and its ancient setting:

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(continued from part 1, p=4275http://www.craigkeener.com/?p=4275)

The mature body, like her head

The ultimate goal of such equipping is unity in believing and knowing Jesus (4:13a). Thus we will function as Christ’s full body (4:13b). When we act together as Christ’s body, the world can...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 12:54

Importance of Bible background (video)

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Although Craig recorded this for his upcoming lectures on Bible background in Brazil, it introduces the subject in ways that can be useful elsewhere too. Since he has not been posting many videos lately, and since this one is just eight minutes long, he is posting this one: Introducing the...

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