…makes a convincing case that Paul expected churches to continue the work of spreading the Gospel. This excellent book makes a strong and convincing case that Paul expected his converts to engage in mission. Along the way it sheds very important light on Jewish attitudes toward … more
Prior to his arrival at Palmer, Dr. Craig Keener taught Bible at Hood Theological Seminary, the seminary of the A.M.E. Zion church. He has preached and has taught and trained ministers in various parts of Africa, primarily Nigeria, Cameroon, and Kenya. Craig has authored 14 books, some for academic and some for general audiences. These include The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (InterVarsity Press), with nearly half a million sold; his two-volume The Gospel of John: A Commentary (Hendrickson); commentaries on Matthew (Eerdmans) and 1-2 Corinthians (Cambridge); and Revelation (NIV Application Commentary, Zondervan). Three of his commentaries have won Christianity Today book awards. Other areas of writing include biblical contributions regarding the Holy Spirit, Black Church Studies, and women in ministry. Dr. Keener has also published numerous articles in various journals and magazines, including The A.M.E. Church Review, Christian History, Christianity Today, Evangelical Quarterly, Pneuma Review, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Expository Times, and Prism. Craig’s professional experience includes pastoral ministry, mostly as an associate pastor. He has served in charismatic and National Baptist circles, and has several years of campus ministry experience. He currently serves as an associate minister at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church (dually aligned, National and American Baptist).