One of the most common questions I am asked is whether I have introductory, lay-level material on the origins of the NT canon that people can use in their churches. For small group Bible studies or Sunday School classes, most people simply won’t read Canon Revisited or any of my other books.
So, I point the reader to my recent video series with Ligonier where I give six introductory lectures on the origins and authority of the NT canon. My hope is that this will meet a need for churches looking to do something on canon but not knowing where to turn.
You can order the videos here in either MP3 or DVD format (currently the DVD’s are sold out!). Here are the six topics along with description of the series:
Lecture 1: The Problem of Canon
Lecture 2: The Definition of Canon
Lecture 3: The Reason for Canon
Lecture 4: The Date of the Canon
Lecture 5: The Authors of the Canon
Lecture 6: The Attributes of the Canon
Opponents of Christianity raise challenging questions about the origins, authorship, age, and reliability of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. When the authenticity of the New Testament is questioned, so is the gospel. In this series, Dr. Michael Kruger critiques the most common objections to the canon and presents abundant evidence that these books are the authentic, true, and inspired Word of God. This is a series to help dispel doubts and give you confidence that the right books, and only the right books, are in the Bible.