The Miracle Writer

Craig Keener: A Scholar Who Pursued the Truth of Impossible Things

Craig Keener was walking home from school one day when two young men in suits and ties stopped him. "Do you know where you'll go when you die?"

"Probably either heaven or hell," Craig joked. His family was intellectual, but not religious.

At that, the men launched into a series of Bible verses about how Jesus died so that he could be forgiven and have eternal life. At age fifteen, Craig was already quite practiced in ridiculing Christians and using his knowledge of science and philosophy to expose flaws in their reasoning, but he listened patiently for a while before interrupting. "Sir, I'm sorry, but quoting the Bible can't persuade me. I'm an atheist....

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #41, Summer 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo41/the-miracle-writer

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