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
One reason that some people give for believing that prayer in tongues has ceased is that it is supposedly revelation that adds to Scripture. That is not, however, the usual biblical function of tongues. In fact, it is more apt to happen with teachers who misinterpret Scripture …
Authors: Craig Keener
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
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
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.
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
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
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