Invitation to hear Professor Craig Keener

Laidlaw is excited to be hosting one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars and authors in September.  More than a million copies of Craig Keener's books are in circulation, the most popular being The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, which provides cultural background on each passage of the New Testament.  On Wednesday 25 September, Professor Keener will be giving two public lectures at our Henderson campus.  The first in the afternoon on, “Mission of the Church in the 21st Century in the face of Materialism”; the second in the evening on, “Women in Ministry”.

Where Henderson Campus
When 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost Please see below for costs.
RSVP Click on the link to register by Friday 20 September


“Mission of the Church in the 21st Century in the face of Materialism”

12 noon – 3.00 pm Includes Lunch ($10 per person)

“Women in Ministry”

7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Cost: Free

Paul’s letters stand at the centre of the dispute over women’s role in church ministry, with each side of the dispute championing texts from the Apostle. How do we understand those texts where Paul instructs women to be silent, or the 1 Timothy 2 passage where Paul forbids women to teach or exercise authority over men? Are these texts addressing a specific cultural situation or should they be treated as universal prohibitions?

Craig Keener delved deeply into the world of Paul and wrestled with these thorny texts in his book Paul,Women and Wives: Marriage and Women's Ministry in the Letters of Paul (Hendrikson, 1992).   

Please note: For group bookings for the afternoon event, please email Jenny Mackie: [email protected]

About the Speaker

Professor Craig Keener

Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of twenty-five books, five of which have won awards in Christianity Today, plus other awards. Craig has also authored roughly 100 academic articles; seven booklets; and more than 150 popular-level articles. He also is the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, which won the International Book Award for Christianity and Bible of the year in the Christian Book Awards. 

Craig is editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research, the former program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research; and in 2019 is president-elect of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is coeditor with Michael Bird of the New Covenant Commentary series. Craig is married to Dr Médine Moussounga Keener, who was a refugee in her home country of Congo for eighteen months; her experience and their romance appears in Impossible Love (Chosen, 2016). His blog site is http://www.craigkeener.com/.