The publisher has graciously given permission to post my article on Romans from the multi-authored, popular-level book UNITY: Awakening the One New Man, which especially addresses the unity of Jewish and Gentile believers in Jesus. Feel free click on the link to read my chapter on Romans, which addresses how Gentile followers of Jesus have been […]

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What matters about worship is whom it addresses: the true God. As far as music styles or other features, they often fit the culture addressed. The musical instruments used in Psalm 150:3-5, for example, were also used by Canaanites in their worship. The Israelites used all these same instruments, but the difference was that they […]

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This four-minute video contains a brief account of Craig’s conversion from atheism many years ago and his experience immediately afterward. It’s not the way he would’ve designed it himself, but it’s the way he experienced it. http://vimeo.com/104585831

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Sometimes today readers start with our specific doctrinal assumptions and read them into the Bible. One danger with this method is that it keeps us from ever learning anything new. If we read the Bible only as a textbook of what we already believe, we are likely to miss anything it has to teach and […]

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At a conference on special divine action in July, Craig gave a plenary paper concerning miracle reports for the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University. Lenn Goodman, professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt (and a friend with whom Craig has been privileged to share Shabbat and attend synagogue), introduced Craig’s paper; Western […]

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2 Oct 2014, by

Left Behind?

As new Left Behind movie hits the screens on October 3. If it gets people thinking about our Lord and about being ready for his coming, that is a very good thing. Nevertheless, there is a theological premise behind the Left Behind series that is problematic biblically. It is a premise that I was taught […]

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When Jesus commands us to love one another as he has loved us, why does he call this a “new” commandment (13:34)? Did not God command all believers to love one another already in the Old Testament (Lev 19:18). What makes this commandment a new commandment is the new example set by the Lord Jesus. […]

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(Continued from Part I, http://www.craigkeener.com/slaughtering-the-benjamites-i-benjamins-depravity-judges-191-2028/) Judges goes on to narrate the Israelites’ unbridled vengeance against the Benjamites and the continuing, sinful consequences of their overkill. Because Benjamin refused to hand over those who gang-raped a woman to death, the other tribes of Israel make war on the Benjamites. Up till this point, the Benjamites, equipped […]

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If biblical texts about slaughtering the Canaanites rightly make us uncomfortable (see http://www.craigkeener.com/slaughtering-the-canaanites-part-i-limiting-factors/; http://www.craigkeener.com/slaughtering-the-canaanites-part-ii-switching-sides/; http://www.craigkeener.com/slaughtering-the-canaanites-part-iii-gods-ideal/), biblical texts about Israel’s wholesale slaughter of fellow Israelites (Judg 20:48; 21:10-12) may with good reason make us sick. Judges 19—21 is a tale of horror, and no one should try to understand it otherwise. After narrating the exploits (and […]

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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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