Video: Dr. Craig Keener — “It’s Not an Easy Situation”

In this episode of his weekly show “Bible Backgrounds”, NT scholar Dr. Craig Keener and Dr. Kurt Jaros discuss the various New Testament passages that deal with singleness, marriage, and divorce. Dr. Keener treats the topic with maximum empathy. Be encouraged!

Craig Keener
: Did the New Testament writers think that Jesus was coming back in their generation? If Paul believed that, is that what predominantly influenced his views on singleness and marriage? How should we understand Paul’s writing on the topic in our modern context? After discussing marriage, the discussion between Dr. Kurt Jaros and Dr. Craig Keener turns to the difficult topic of divorce? What’s Dr. Keener’s perspective on this matter? Watch and find out!
0:00 Intro
0:38 The Disciples believed Jesus would come back in their lifetime
2:40 Paul & Marriage
12:19 Divorce
17:52 Navigating Difficult Marriage Situations
20:10 Outro

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