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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Thursday, 24 September 2015 19:44

How tongues reversed Babel–1-minute video

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How tongues on the day of Pentecost reversed the tower of Babel–Acts 2:5-11. 1 minute from Acts scholar Craig Keener.

For 23 free lectures on Acts, see http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/DigitalCourses/00_DigitalBiblicalStudiesCourses.html#Acts_Keener. This is free for everyone, but we designed the course with international

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 22:32

What is humility?

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What is humility? We cannot look down on others when we recognize what we ourselves are in the presence of the awesome God.

Authors: Craig Keener

Sunday, 20 September 2015 22:28

Is faith a leap in the dark?

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18-second video: in some contexts people define faith as a leap in the dark, but biblical faith is more than that.

Authors: Craig Keener

Saturday, 19 September 2015 13:59

When prophecies don’t happen Featured

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For various reasons, prophecies sometimes don’t happen. Sometimes (perhaps often, especially from untested prophets) they’re false; sometimes (perhaps usually, at least in the Bible) they’re conditional; sometimes (also perhaps usually, and often in the Bible) we misunderstood them because they’re almost always partial; and

Thursday, 17 September 2015 22:24

Amputated gifts–49 seconds video

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If we really believe that we’re one body with many gifts, why do we amputate certain members of the body?

Authors: Craig Keener

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:18

How much faith do we need?

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14-second video!

Authors: Craig Keener

Sunday, 13 September 2015 20:23

Jesus and Jewish figures of speech (3 minutes)

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For a three-minute summary of some of Jesus’s Judean or Galilean figures of speech, see

The entire series on Matthew (about 20 hours in roughly 1-hour segments) may be found at: http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/DigitalCourses/00_DigitalBiblicalStudiesCourses.html#Matthew_Keener. Not as nice as sitting in class but designed

Yale Center for Faith and Culture invited several of us to address the concept of expectation, in connection with Jürgen Moltmann. I was invited to write a paper on the messianic expectation of Jesus. The presentation in the video here is the highly condensed version I presented orally, reading a shorter version of my paper at the colloquium.

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 20:33

Jesus and the Temple

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Jesus challenged ethnic segregation in the Temple, and also promised coming judgment. I discuss this in a 4-minute video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmk10JZANyU

Earlier short videos include:

The meaning of the tabernacle in the Old Testament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkqIQclvwTI

The new temple in Paul: https://www.youtube.com

NT teaching on the temple helps us understand how God cares about all peoples. It therefore also has implications for racial reconciliation. I discuss these points in this 5-minute video:


This follows up on the 5-6 minute video on the tabernacle in the OT:

Authors: Craig Keener

Thursday, 03 September 2015 19:38

What did Acts 1:8 mean by “the ends of the earth”?

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What did Acts 1:8 mean by “the ends of the earth”? 3-minute lecture clip by Acts scholar Craig Keener.

For 23 free lectures on Acts, see http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/DigitalCourses/00_DigitalBiblicalStudiesCourses.html#Acts_Keener; this may be especially valuable to viewers in locations where they cannot attend

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:20

The tabernacle

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Ancient architecture helps us understanding the real message of the Tabernacle in the Bible (Exodus 25). I address the details somewhat in this 5-6 minute video:

Authors: Craig Keener

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