Earle Craig

Earle Craig, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bible teacher in southern California, is on the board of governors of Gutenberg College.

Articles

Audio Series

  • Coming to Truth. Gutenberg tutors and others within the Gutenberg College community describe the intellectual journey that led them to conclude that Christianity is true. (This series was presented in Winter 2008 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Disenculturating the Gospel (Summer Institute 2005). Learning to sort out the abiding truths of the gospel from the cultural assumptions of the ancient and modern world is an essential part of being disciples of Christ. The Gutenberg College 2005 Summer Institute, Disenculturating the Gospel, explored explored through discussion of assigned readings and these lectures the power of culture and how we can learn to separate the wheat from the chaff in our own cultural setting. (Also on iTunes)
  • How Jewish Was Jesus? (Oktoberfuss 2011). Jesus and all of his Apostles were Jews. Yet by the second century, the church had begun to turn its back on its Jewish origins. The 2011 Oktoberfuss Conference explores the significance that this "divorce" from Judaism and the text of the Hebrew Bible had on the development of Christian thought. (Also on iTunes)
  • How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast (Summer Institute 2013). American culture is quickly, and inexorably, becoming an anti-Christian state. That's the thesis of a paper by Gutenberg tutor Dr. Jack Crabtree in which he explores what it will look like to exist as a follower of Jesus in the emerging hostile society and how believers can prepare for such a future. Is he right? Gutenberg tutors and others in the Gutenberg community presented responses to Jack's paper. After each presentation, a lively dialog between presenters and participants ensued. The Summer Institute, in the spirit of Gutenberg College's approach to education, was a conversation about ideas and their consequences. [The papers from the Summer Institute will be available on the website as each is ready for publication.] (Also on iTunes)
  • Israel and the Middle East: The Last 6000 Years. This class is a two-part presentation that covers the biblical and historical highlights of the land of Israel/Palestine and its neighbors to help in understanding the current political and social issues in this area of the world. An accompanying PDF document contains the PowerPoint illustrations used in the class. (Also on iTunes)
  • Jesus' Teachings on Pharisaism. Talks by Larry Barber, Jack Crabtree, and Earle Craig exploring Jesus' view of the Pharisees, given at Reformation Fellowship. Jesus articulated His message to a culture greatly influenced by the teaching of the Pharisees; these talks explore the nature of Jesus' response and the continuing implications of that response for us today. (Also on iTunes)
  • Making Sense of the Bible (Summer Institute 2004). The Bible, the written word of God, is a difficult work of literature containing many different genres and styles, each presenting its own set of interpretive problems. How, then, do we decipher the meaning of biblical texts? And how can we know our interpretation is correct? The Gutenberg College 2004 Summer Institute, Making Sense of the Bible, explored through discussion of assigned readings and these lectures the process of biblical interpretation. (Also on iTunes)
  • Reunion: Tanakh and the Gospel of Matthew (Summer Institute 2015). Christian culture tends to look at the New Testament in isolation, but it was written in a time and culture saturated with the thought forms forged in the Old Testament writings (Tanakh). The 2015 Summer Institute, "Reunion: Tanakh and the Gospel of Matthew," reunited the Gospel of Matthew with its Old Testament roots by exploring how Matthew, an Apostle and a Jew, used passages from the Tanakh to convey the truth about the Messiah Jesus. (Also on iTunes)
  • RF Talks: GC Board Members. Individual talks and two-part series given by Gutenberg College board members at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR. (Also on iTunes)
  • Soren Kierkegaard (Summer Institute 2007). Often called the first existentialist philosopher, Kierkegaard has influenced both Christian and non-Christian thinkers. Talks given at Gutenberg College's 2007 Summer Institute explore the relevance of Kierkegaard's project to the Christian believer. The play "Son of Abraham" by Tim McIntosh was also presented. (Also on iTunes)
Earle Craig

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