In a recent audio podcast, Logos interviews Craig concerning how the background commentary came to be (and, more briefly, the miracles book). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yln39__aaLo (The link here can be opened most easily after you click into this post.) The link below should have the same interview. https://soundcloud.com/logos-bible-software/m-ed-podcast-07-31-2014

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Craig’s third presentation at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in March, 2014 (to open by clicking the link, click the post first): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqL_0ojoeUY

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Craig’s second presentation at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in March, 2014 (to open by clicking the link, click the post first): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPt8x4453lo

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Scripture contains many promises about protection, including this one. It is appropriate to remember such promises in prayer, looking to God for protection. Sometimes, however, God’s people suffer. In fact, some texts warn us to expect this (2 Tim 3:12). So while we can trust that not a hair from our head will fall to […]

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Craig’s first presentation at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in March, 2014 (to open by clicking the link, click the post first): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szP8ZgsVhbg

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Matthew’s narratives often concretely illustrate his teachings elsewhere. In Matthew 14:1-12, Herod Antipas executes John the Baptist. In so doing, he also violates at least four of Jesus’s six specific examples of sins in Matthew 5:21-48! (Herod Antipas was a son of Herod the Great, who tried to kill Jesus as a baby in Matthew […]

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(Continued from Part II)  Why didn’t more Canaanites join with Israel, as did Rahab and, in a sense, the Gibeonites? Most people understood their gods as ethnic gods, gods of their peoples. Becoming part of another people, especially the enemies of one’s people, was viewed as being a traitor. Although foreigners did find refuge in […]

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Reading through Joshua in Hebrew several years ago I had to keep putting it down. As a follower of Jesus, the prince of peace, I could not stomach the slaughter I was again encountering afresh. Revulsion is an appropriate response for those who understand God’s loving heart for people; as God said later, “Do I […]

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The conquest of Canaan in the Book of Joshua was supposed to be the sequel to the exodus: an oppressed people, now liberated, overcome insurmountable odds to make a home for themselves in a hostile country. Today, however, many criticize the book as a blueprint for genocide. Still more troubling, some people in history have […]

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David’s sin regarding Bathsheba and Uriah undermined the testimony of David’s past devotion to God. He had dishonored God’s name, and now God, who had graciously blessed him beyond measure, publicly shamed David. Because David was a leader in God’s household, his behavior affected many others and required strict judgment (12:14); God takes sin very […]

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