Craig Keener continues his discussion around the reality of the miraculous today, this being connected to his newest released work, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. Here, he particularly recounts the story of his own sister-in-law who was raised back to life after being dead for 3 hours. He also discusses other accounts of raisings of the dead.
What’s interesting is the way in which Keener discusses these. Remember, he has had his theological perspective changed because of his own studies and because of God’s work of miracles in his own family, being married to a Congolese-African woman. But Keener does not approach this like a typical ‘super-charismatic’. He is very calm and collective as he recounts what took place and he maintains a strong theological anchor.
[I might add as a side note that I have no problem with a) someone being super-excited about God’s miraculous activity or b) someone not necessarily having all their theological i’s dotted and t’s crossed. I’m pretty certain the Spirit’s gifts and supernatural activity have remained real in my life, despite all of my theological and life-misgivings.]
See the short video below.