Exploring the Origins of the New Testament Canon and Other Biblical and Theological Issues

κανών, kanōn: rule or standard; collection of biblical books.

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What I’ll Be Up to at the TGC National Conference

Next week, Sept 25-27 th , I’ll be headed to Indianapolis to participate in The Gospel Coalition National Conference entitled, “Hope in the Wilderness.”

 

The conference this year is unique because TGC is partnering with other organizations to offer “micro
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Are Christians Allowed to Doubt? My Conversation with Josh Chatraw

At the inaugural Keller Center gathering last spring, I got together with Josh Chatraw, Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School, to discuss this important issue of doubt in the Christian life. The video of our conversation is below. Both of us have written on the subject. Josh has recently released an entire book on...

August 28, 2023

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Authority of Scripture

So, What Did Jesus Think about the Old Testament?

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The Old Testament has run into some hard times as of late.  It’s seen by many as a curmudgeonly, legalistic, violent, confusing, and, maybe most of all, boring sort of book. As the atheist Richard Dawkins famously opined, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction.” On...

August 21, 2023

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Ethics & Morality

The World’s Easiest Theological Question

For those who love to talk about theology, a good head-scratching question can really be fun. It allows us to stay up late in deep conversations with our friends over the mysteries of God and his Word. Indeed, Jesus was known for asking some pretty tough theological questions. Sometimes the answer seemed obvious when it...

August 7, 2023

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Apologetics

Are Christians Allowed to Doubt? My Conversation with Josh Chatraw

At the inaugural Keller Center gathering last spring, I got together with Josh Chatraw, Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School, to discuss this important issue of doubt in the Christian life. The video of our conversation is below. Both of us have written on the subject. Josh has recently released an entire book on...

August 28, 2023

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Authority of Scripture

So, What Did Jesus Think about the Old Testament?

This is subtitle. This subtitle is for testing purposes only.

The Old Testament has run into some hard times as of late.  It’s seen by many as a curmudgeonly, legalistic, violent, confusing, and, maybe most of all, boring sort of book. As the atheist Richard Dawkins famously opined, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction.” On...

August 21, 2023

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Ethics & Morality

The World’s Easiest Theological Question

For those who love to talk about theology, a good head-scratching question can really be fun. It allows us to stay up late in deep conversations with our friends over the mysteries of God and his Word. Indeed, Jesus was known for asking some pretty tough theological questions. Sometimes the answer seemed obvious when it...

August 7, 2023

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Academics & Seminary

Is It a Waste of Time for Seminary Students (and Pastors) to Learn the Biblical Languages?

It’s that time of year again. A wonderful new crop of seminary students has arrived here at RTS-Charlotte and today they begin the grueling month-long experience of Summer Greek. And, like all seminary students before them, they will begin to ask the question of why studying these ancient languages even matters. After all, a few years after...

July 31, 2023

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New Testament Canon

How Were the Books of the Bible “Chosen”?

“Who chose the books of the New Testament canon?” Among the countless questions I have heard over the years about the origins of the canon, this may be the most common. And that’s totally understandable. The Bible didn’t drop from heaven on golden tablets, perfectly complete and intact. It was delivered through normal historical channels,...

July 20, 2023

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New Testament Canon

Even More Books on the Origins of the New Testament Canon

As I noted in a previous blog post, it seems that the issue of the origins of the biblical canon continues to garner quite a bit of scholarly attention. And this is good news. There’s always more issues to be explored and debated. Let me mention four new volumes sitting on my desk, the first two...

July 3, 2023

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About Dr.
Michael J. Kruger

Welcome to the website of Michael J. Kruger, President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC.

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How Did We Get The Bible? (Christ Covenant Church)

In this lecture, given at Christ Covenant Church in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Michael Kruger expounds on the topic of where the Bible came from and why we can trust it.

Confronting Spiritual Abuse (Gospelbound Podcast)

Dr. Michael Kruger and Collin Hansen discuss the meaning of spiritual abuse, how to train pastors who won’t abuse their flocks, and more.

Lost Gospels: Our Culture’s Quest to Rewrite the Story of Jesus

Dr. Kruger spoke to the staff, faculty, and students of Colorado Christian University on the topic of “Hidden Gospels: Our Culture’s Quest to Rewrite the Story of Jesus.”

What I’ll Be Up to at the TGC National Conference

Are Christians Allowed to Doubt? My Conversation with Josh Chatraw

So, What Did Jesus Think about the Old Testament?

The World’s Easiest Theological Question

Is It a Waste of Time for Seminary Students (and Pastors) to Learn the Biblical Languages?

How Were the Books of the Bible “Chosen”?

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Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church

Are churches looking for the wrong kind of leaders? The last decade has witnessed a rising number of churches wrecked by spiritual abuse–harsh, heavy-handed, domineering behavior from those in a position of spiritual authority. And high-profile cases are only a small portion of this widespread problem. Behind the scenes are many more cases of spiritual abuse that we will never hear about. Victims suffer in silence, not knowing where to turn.

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5 Things to Pray for Your Spouse: Prayers That Change and Strengthen Your Marriage

A happy and healthy marriage is one of God’s sweetest gifts to us. And one of the best ways to nurture that is through the power of prayer. This guide will help you to pray bold, Scripture-based prayers for your husband or wife that will strengthen and enrich your marriage. It covers 21 prayer themes, with each one including five prayer prompts from a particular passage of Scripture. You’ll be equipped to pray deep and effective prayers for your spouse’s character and spiritual walk, for your life together as a couple and through challenging seasons.

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Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College

For many young adults, the college years are an exciting period of self discovery full of new relationships, new independence, and new experiences. Yet college can also be a time of personal testing and intense questioning― especially for Christian students confronted with various challenges to Christianity and the Bible for the first time. Drawing on years of experience as a biblical scholar, Michael Kruger addresses common objections to the Christian faith―the exclusivity of Christianity, Christian intolerance, homosexuality, hell, the problem of evil, science, miracles, and the reliability of the Bible.

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