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
Monday, 24 April 2017 15:16

Biola University chapel message

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Craig gave this message in Biola’s chapel service. This is half an hour on Matthew 11:2-6 with a focus on miracles and trying not to overlap too much with the two lectures at Talbot.

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Monday, 24 April 2017 08:12

Abraham obeys Sarah—Genesis 21:10-12

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Hagar knew that the God of Abraham and Sarah was a powerful God; she herself had met and obeyed the angel of the LORD (Gen 16:7-11). Indeed, Abraham and Sarah believed what the angel told her, for her son was named Ishmael (16:11). She also could not but recognize that Sarah’s elderly birth...

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Friday, 21 April 2017 08:50

Acts 17: Paul in Athens

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Free video lecture 18 on Acts

1-hour lecture on Paul’s ministry in Berea and Athens

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Monday, 17 April 2017 15:15

Talbot lecture 2

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This is the second of two lectures at Talbot School of Theology in California, where Craig was invited to speak about miracles.

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What provoked Sarah to ask Abraham to send away Hagar and Ishmael in Gen 21:10? The text tells us only that Sarah saw Hagar’s son doing something (I leave “something” ambiguous for the moment, since the verb has a range of meaning). The term might mean “laughing,”...

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Friday, 14 April 2017 08:46

Acts 16-17

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Free video lecture 17 on Acts

Further discussion of the so-called Second Missionary Journey

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In October 2016, Talbot School of Theology invited Craig to present two lectures on miracles. He is getting better with practice. The three time zones extra morning sleep helped too! This is lecture 1:

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Monday, 10 April 2017 05:00

Mary believed the angel’s word—Luke 1:38

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“I’m here! The Lord’s servant! Let it happen for me just as you have said!” (Luke 1:38). That was Mary’s response of faith to an astonishing message from the angel Gabriel.

Literally, Mary says, “May it be with me according to your word.” This is only the...

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Free video lecture 16

1-hour free video lecture on Acts 15-16

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 01:42

Who is the thief who comes to destroy?

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The Book of Genesis concludes with expectation for the future; expectation is part of what faith is. Faith isn’t limited to our relationship with God now. By faith we can prepare for events beyond our mortal lives; our faith can outlive us. In this case we readers know what comes of that...

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Free video lecture 15

1-hour free video lecture on Acts 13-15

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:54

Revelation on sale at Logos

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Just a brief note for anyone who might be interested: the NIVAC: New Testament set is 44% off right now at Logos Bible Software? http://bit.ly/2nknsuEThe set includes my commentary on Revelation. The deal ends April 3.

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Sometimes it feels difficult to trust forgiveness if we know that we have damaged our relationship with someone.

Although Joseph’s brothers have changed, consequences of their past actions remain. Conscious of the harm that they did to Joseph, they are afraid to trust him, suspecting that he...

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Free video lecture 14

1-hour free video lecture on Acts 12-13. The material summarizes much material from Craig’s 4-volume Acts commentary (Baker Academic, 2012-2015).

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Monday, 20 March 2017 14:05

Buried in Faith—Genesis 50:1-14

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The story of Jacob’s burial, like the story of him blessing his sons regarding the future, is a story of faith. The story of his faith and Joseph’s faith, initially just following God’s leading in their own lives and at God’s initiative, ends up impacting the world around...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 08:27

Acts 10-11: Cornelius becomes a believer

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Free video lecture 13

1-hour free video lecture about Cornelius and Acts 10-11.

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Jacob has great faith and blesses his sons with confidence in the future that God has for them.

Joseph’s primacy, emphasized already in Gen 48, is further reinforced as Jacob blesses each of his sons in Gen 49. Such blessings were the most important gift that Jacob could pass on to them,...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 06:23

Acts 9: Jesus calls Saul of Tarsus

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free video lecture 12 on Acts

Saul of Tarsus becomes a follower of Jesus. 1-hour free video lecture on Acts 9.

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As noted earlier, Jacob gives Joseph the double portion allotted to the firstborn son. Because the double portion meant that the first son received twice the share allotted to any other son, Jacob promises Joseph one piece of land more than his brothers (48:22).

Jacob declares that he had taken this...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 06:19

Acts 8: Philip’s ministry

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Samaria, the African court official

Acts 8: Philip’s ministry in Samaria and to the African court official (Acts free lecture # 11)

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Monday, 27 February 2017 11:21

Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons—Genesis 48:15-16

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Jacob passes on a great legacy to Joseph’s sons. He blesses them not only with a physical inheritance, a promise for the future land, but also with a spiritual legacy. His prayer evokes not only his ancestors who walked in God’s ways, but how God has been with him, Jacob, during his...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:16

Acts 6:8-8:4: Stephen’s ministry

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1-hour free video lecture on Acts (session 10):

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Having lived to see God’s extraordinary faithfulness in his own life, Jacob looks to the future with confidence in God’s promises that will be fulfilled beyond his own lifetime. Now he is ready to pass on his legacy.

In the previous scene, Jacob made Joseph swear to bury him in Canaan,...

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:13

Acts 5-6 (free video lecture 9)

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1 hour free lecture on Acts 5:1-6:7 (developed from Craig’s Acts commentary):

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