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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener reminds us that salvation, even in the Old Testament, was always by grace through faith.
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It is said that you can make the Bible say almost anything you want it to say. In this series of Seven Minute Seminary videos, Dr. Craig Keener walks us through a number of biblical passages that are often ripped out of context and forced to say something the Bible never intended to say. He then illuminates their meaning by simply paying careful attention to the context.

Bible promise cards, memorizing verses, and KJV translations have all led us to mistakenly believe that every verse is independent from the rest. In this primer on reading the Bible in context, Timothy J. Jenney reminds us that the paragraph, not the verse, is the fundamental unit of interpretation in the Bible.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener helps explain the context of Israel's laws by pointing out that many of the laws were admittedly meant to limit sin, not abolish it altogether.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Craig Keener works through other ancient law codes, such as the Code of Hammurabi, and highlights both the similarities and contrasts with the biblical law.
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Some of our most cherished beliefs, songs, and platitudes are based on proof-texting, which means that the original historical and literary context of the Bible is ignored.

Books on Jesus abound—why the need for another one? Aren’t the four Gospels and subsequent letters of the New Testament sufficient for us to understand him? Well, not necessarily so, claims N. T. Wright in his book Simply Jesus. Andrew Dragos offers a summary and takeaways in this book review.
Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminaryvideo

Some of our most cherished beliefs, songs, and platitudes are based on proof-texting, which means that the original historical and literary context of the Bible is ignored.
Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminaryvideo

Some of our most cherished beliefs, songs, and platitudes are based on proof-texting, which means that the original historical and literary context of the Bible is ignored.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. David deSilva makes the case for loving the church as we love Jesus as a fulfillment of his commands.

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