Articles

Published Articles or Book Chapters:

“God and Paul (in Christ) On Three Visits as the ‘Two or Three Witnesses’ of 2 Corinthians 13:1,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 7 (2017): 5-25.

“Biblical Necessities? or Theological Explanations?” Talbot Magazine (Spring 2017): 23.

‘Gifts’ and Ministries in the Apostolic Fathers,Westminster Theological Journal 78 (2016): 135-158.

“How Did the New Testament Canon Come Together?  Recognizing the Authoritative Writings,” in What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2015), 315-320.  Written for the second edition.

The Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy: And What We Can Do About It,” Biola Magazine (Spring 2014): 16-23.

“Who Searches Hearts and What Does He Know in Romans 8:27?”  Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research 5 (2013): 94-108.

“At the Intersection of Mission and Spiritual Formation in the Letters of Paul,” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 6 (2013): 18-37.

“Polycarp of Smyrna” in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, ed. Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 5396-5397.

“Persuasive Puns: Philemon 10-11, 20,” in Devotions on the Greek New Testament, ed. J. Scott Duvall and Verlyn D. Verbrugge (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012), 119-121.

The Easiest Way to Memorize the Bible,” Biola Magazine (Spring 2012): 39.

Biblical Justice and Mercy: How Should Christians Engage Society?” (Lead Author) Redemption Hill Church, January 2012.

Polycarp’s Use of 1 Clement: An Assumption Reconsidered,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 19 (Spring 2011): 127-139.

“Spiritual Gifts,” in The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, ed. J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011), 794.

“Actually Praying,”WHBC Leader’s eNewsletter (February 2010).  “Don’t pray without really talking to God,” The Chimes (December 15, 2010).

God’s Word or Paul’s Personal Opinion? 1 Corinthians 7:12 in Context,” Biola Magazine, (Summer 2008): 39.

John or Paul? Who was Polycarp’s Mentor?Tyndale Bulletin 58 (2008): 135-143.

“An Analysis of Three Views on the New Testament’s Use of the Old Testament,” in Three Views on the New Testament’s Use of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008), 234-244.

“Introducing Paul,” in What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008), 128-139.  In the second edition (2015), 172-187.

“Philippians,” in What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008), 176-181.  In the second edition (2015), 236-243.

“How Did the New Testament Canon Come Together?”  Sundoulos (Spring 2007): 2-7.

“Romans 12.4-8: One Sentence or Two?”  New Testament Studies 52 (2006): 433-439.

“The Hermeneutical Framework of Social-Scientific Criticism: How Much Can Evangelicals Get Involved?”  The Evangelical Quarterly 75 (2003): 3-22.

Confusing Word and Concept in ‘Spiritual Gifts’:  Have We Forgotten James Barr’s Exhortations?”  Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43 (2000): 37-51.

“Polycarp of Smyrna’s View of the Authorship of 1 and 2 Timothy,” Vigiliae Christianae 53 (1999): 349-360.

“Depth and Delight,” Discipleship Journal 104 (March/April 1998): 75.

Published Book Reviews:

Review of Reading Romans in Pompeii: Paul’s Letter at Ground Level, by Peter Oakes (Minneapolis: Fortress Press and London: SPCK, 2009) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53 (June, 2010): 409-411.

Review of Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology, by David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves and E. Randolph Richards (Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic and Nottingham, England: Apollos, 2007) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 51 (June, 2008): 411-412.

Review of From the Lost Teaching of Polycarp: Identifying Irenaeus’ Apostolic Presbyter and the Author of Ad Diognetum, by Charles E. Hill, WUNT (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006) in Trinity Journal 28 (Fall, 2007): 309-311.

Review of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A New Testament Theology of Petitionary Prayer, by David Crump (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006) in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50 (June, 2007): 408-410.

Review of Paul and First-Century Letter Writing: Secretaries, Composition and Collection, by E. Randolph Richards (Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2004) in Westminster Theological Journal 67 (Spring, 2005): 170-172.

Review of Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics, by Stephen Westerholm (Grand Rapids and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004) in Trinity Journal 25 (Fall, 2004): 262-264.

Review of Thanksgiving: An Investigation of a Pauline Theme, by David W. Pao, New Studies in Biblical Theology 13 (Leicester: Apollos and Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2002), in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 46 (June, 2003): 352-353.

Review of Polycarp and the New Testament:  The Occasion, Rhetoric, Theme, and Unity of the Epistle to the Philippians and its Allusions to New Testament Literature, by Paul Hartog, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament: Reihe 2; 134 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002), in Westminster Theological Journal 64 (2002): 415-417.

Review of Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity:  Unlocking New Testament Culture, by David A. deSilva (Downers Grove:  InterVarsity Press, 2000), in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45 (June, 2002): 354-356.

Written Interviews and Guest Blogs:

Written Interview at Sean McDowell Blog, “What Can Christians Learn from the Apostolic Fathers? Interview with Author Ken Berding.” August 3, 2017.

Credo Magazine, June 2017, “10 Questions with Ken Berding,” on Sing and Learn New Testament Greek, Bible Revival: Recommitting Ourselves to One Book, and The Apostolic Fathers: A Narrative Introduction.

Guest Blogger at The Center for Marriage and Relationships, February 14, 2017, “10 Ways to Love Your Spouse When You’re Not Together.

Guest Blogger at The Center for Marriage and Relationships, January 12, 2016 and The Inspired Educator, February 4, 2016, “This Was the Year the Adults Gave Up.

Written interview with Jeffrey Kranz at The Overview Bible Project, “How Do We Handle Biblical Illiteracy?” about Bible Fluency, December 16, 2014.

Oral interview with Augusta McDonnell from The Chimes, resulting in article “Professor Battles Biblical Illiteracy with Online Program,” October 29, 2014 (link tweeted by Bible Gateway).

Written interview with Caroline Leal, reporter for World Magazine, on biblical illiteracy and Bible Fluency, resulting in article “Crave-worthy Resources for a Bible-starved culture,” October 13, 2014.

Written interview at Bible Gateway Blog, “The Church is Starving Itself: An Interview with Kenneth Berding,” June 23, 2014.

Written interview, “Biblical Illiteracy in US at Crisis Point, Says Bible Expert,” by Christian Post reporter Lillian Kwon, June 16, 2014.  A spin-off article:  “Christian Expert’s Dire Warning about Biblical Illiteracy: ‘The Building Hasn’t Come Down Yet, But…’” by The Blaze reporter Billy Hallowell, June 17, 2014.

Written blog interview with Andrew Faris at Someone Tell Me the Story blog:  “What are Spiritual Gifts?  An Interview with Dr. Ken Berding,” January 23, 2013.

Guest Blogger at Crossway Blog, “‘Just Say No’ to Sin?”  August 23, 2011.

Christians in Context Blog, “An Interview with Ken Berding about What Are Spiritual Gifts?” January 14, 2009.

Christians in Context Blog, “An Interview with Ken Berding and Jon Lunde About Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament,” November 12, 2008.

New Testament Perspectives Blog, “Would you Like to Sing New Testament Greek? An Interview with Ken Berding,” May 17, 2008.

The Good Book Blog posts not also posted here at Kindle Afresh:

The Meaning of a Text is Not in the Reader,” February 15, 2018.

Sophomore Syndrome,” September 14, 2017.

Speaking in Tongues in Church,” July 11, 2017.

What Pliny the Younger Learned When He Interrogated Christians (c. A.D. 110),” June 15, 2017.

How to Remain a Truly Christian University,” June 6, 2017.

The Apostolic Fathers: Interview with Ken Berding, May 15, 2017.

Why So Many Metaphors for the Holy Spirit?” April 27, 2017.

It Must Have Been So Painful,” April 3, 2017.

Biblical Necessities? or Theological Explanations?” March 16, 2017.

How to Kill an Intercessory Prayer Meeting,” February 6, 2017.

How to Love Your Wife When You’re Not With Her: 10 Ways,” January 17, 2017.

Why Do We Sing in our Worship Service?” January 3, 2017.

Conscience: What It Is, How To Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ,” November 29, 2016.

Why We Should Stop Using The Message,” November 2, 2016.

A Turkic-world Connection in The Chronicles of Narnia,” October 4, 2016.

Desire to Sin Decreases When You Walk in the Spirit,” September 19, 2016.

Is the Bible Clear?” September 8, 2016.

7 Reasons You Might Be Struggling to Love Muslims,” August 22, 2016.

A Review of ‘The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures,’ ed. D.A. Carson,” August 17, 2016.

Should a Church Sing (American) Patriotic Songs During Its Worship Services?” July 4, 2016.

A Different Kind of Love Song,” June 28, 2016.

A Quote from Oswald Chambers in Sandie Weaver’s Office,” June 21, 2016.

Morbid Curiosity,” June 7, 2016.

J.C. Ryle on Christ as Divine and Human,” May 12, 2016.

What Can We Learn About Parenting From Paul’s Comments About the Law?” April 26, 2016.

An Insight about Praying ‘in Faith’”  March 9, 2016.

If We Ask ‘According to His Will’ It Will Happen, But What is ‘His Will’?”  March 7, 2016.

Blood Brothers,” February 8, 2016.

This Was the Year the Adults Gave Up,” December 30, 2015.

How Much Money Should You Spend on Christmas Presents for Your Children?” December 15, 2015.

One Way to Pray about the ISIS Crisis in the Middle East,” December 9, 2015.

Can You Identify the Biblical Allusions? Check Your Bible Knowledge,” November 30, 2015.

Why Classical Christian Educators Should Teach Greek Instead of Latin,” November 9, 2015.

What Did the New Testament Authors Really Care About?” November 2, 2015.

Sub-Themes in the New Testament Authors’ Use of the Old Testament,” September 10, 2015.

Can One Person Change the World? Questions Over Breakfast #12,” September 1, 2015.

What About All the Hypocrites? Questions Over Breakfast #11,” August 27, 2015.

Christians in the World: A Triumphal Church or a Persecuted Minority? Questions Over Breakfast #10,” August 25, 2015.

Do We Make Decisions through Wisdom or Guidance? Questions Over Breakfast #9, August 20, 2015.

How Do You Know If You’re Doing Okay in Your Spiritual Life? Questions Over Breakfast #8,” August 18, 2015.

Are Self-Disciplined People More Spiritual? Questions Over Breakfast #7,” August 13, 2015.

Do Mature Christians Struggle More or Less with Sin? Questions Over Breakfast #6,” August 11, 2015.

Is There Such a Thing as Balance? Questions Over Breakfast #5,” August 6, 2015.

Do You Ever Reach What You’re Aiming For? Questions Over Breakfast #4,” August 4, 2015.

Let God and Let God? Or Trust God and Try Hard? Questions Over Breakfast #3,” July 30, 2015.

Is the Christian Life Easy or Hard? Questions Over Breakfast #2,” July 28, 2015.

Is a Relationship with God Really Like my Relationship with You? Questions Over Breakfast #1,” July 23, 2015.

Advances in the Study of Greek,” July 21, 2015.

Who is the Best Biographer—and Who Isn’t? A.W. Tozer Weighs In,” June 17, 2015.

Paul’s 4th Missionary Journey (And I Don’t Mean His Trip to Rome!)” April 14, 2015.

Should You Pray to the Holy Spirit?” March 10, 2015.

Ask God for What?  Paul Weighs in on the Content of Petitionary Prayers,” February 5, 2015.

Newsweek’s Assault on Bible-Believing Christians: A Response,” January 10, 2015.

Why You Shouldn’t Tell Your Children that Santa Claus is Real,” December 18, 2014.

Spurgeon Comments on Whitefield’s Preaching,” December 11, 2014.

Funny Biblical Passages,” November 6, 2014.

Teaching Bible Fluency: Using Classes and Videos,” October 13, 2014.

Achieving Bible Fluency:  Using Music, Visuals, and a Workbook,” October 7, 2014.

My 13 Year Old Daughter’s Baptism Testimony,” September 16, 2014.

59 Important Questions You Must Ask a Missions Agency,” August 26, 2014.

How Can You Discern Whether an Overseer is ‘Free From the Love of Money?’” August 6, 2014.

A Short Book Review of One of the Longest Books I’ve Ever Read,” July 22, 2014.

What a Difference a Century and a Half Can Make!” July 8, 2014.

‘These Were My Thoughts On the Night I Thought I Would Die’:  My Daughter’s Testimony,” June 24, 2014.

“Interview with Ken Berding – Bible Revival: Recommitting Ourselves to One Book,” May 12, 2014.

Workbooks in the History of Redemption: An Interview with Kenneth Berding,” April 21, 2014.

Skills vs. Character: Which is More Important in Ministry Leaders?” April 2, 2014.

How Many Herods are There in the Bible?” March 3, 2014.

What Does the Fox Say? Who is the Fox Anyway?” February 5, 2014.

Exponential Mentoring,” January 6, 2014.

Does a Denial of a Historical Adam Impact Other Christian Doctrines?” December 19, 2013.

‘Into Him’ and ‘In Him’ in Ephesians 1: Should We Leave These Out When We Translate into English?” December 9, 2013.

The Simplicity of My Mom’s Faith in Christ,” November 12, 2013.

A Few Things Christian Families Should Know Before They Apply to Adopt Children Out of the Foster Care System,” October 1, 2013.

What am I Preaching on Sunday?” September 29, 2013.

Every Bible Translation Does What?” September 4, 2013.

Jesus is Worthy: And He Has the Right to Send Our Children Overseas,” August 10, 2013.

A Few Notes on ‘Blended’ Worship Services,” August 2, 2013.

How Does Mission Relate to Spiritual Formation?” July 8, 2013.

A Primer on the New Perspective on Paul,” June 18, 2013.

Two Questions to Ask Your Muslim Friend (Question 2),” May 28, 2013.

Two Questions to Ask Your Muslim Friend (Question 1),” May 15, 2013.

Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of our Children,” April 23, 2013.

For and Against: The Majority Text Approach to Textual Criticism,” March 21, 2013.

A Handy Way to Demonstrate the Stability of the Greek New Testament Text,” March 6, 2013.

Are You Ready to be a Missionary? A Checklist,” February 15, 2013.

What Spiritual Gifts Really Are,” January 27, 2013.

Don’t ‘Call Me Maybe’,” January 15, 2013.

Wisdom & Zeal: A Letter from John Newton to Charles Simeon,” December 13, 2012.

A Great Outreach Resource for the Christmas Season,” December 5, 2012.

In-Christ-ness:  A Review of Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study by Constantine R. Campbell,” December 1, 2012.

The ‘Son of God’ Translation Controversy and a Few Helpful Comments by D. A. Carson,” November 20, 2012.

Every Question Paul Asks in Romans,” October 18, 2012.

Something About the Book of Romans that will Help You Really ‘Get’ It,” August 29, 2012.

‘Just Say No’ to Sin?” August 7, 2012.

Thumbnails for Remembering the Apostolic Fathers: Apostolic Fathers #8,” July 30, 2012.

How Christianity is Distinct in ‘To Diognetus’: Apostolic Fathers #7,” July 23, 2012.

The So-Called Epistle of Barnabas and the Problem of Allegorical Interpretation: Apostolic Fathers #6,” July 16, 2012.

Taking Issue with the Angelic Visitations in The Shepherd of Hermas: Apostolic Fathers #5,” July 9, 2012.

Polycarp of Smyrna Tells Us Who He Thinks Wrote 1 & 2 Timothy: Apostolic Fathers #4,” July 2, 2012.

A Powerful Prayer from Clement of Rome: Apostolic Fathers #3,” June 25, 2012.

Priceless Quotes from Ignatius of Antioch: Apostolic Fathers #2,” June 18, 2012.

How Much Should We Value the Apostolic Fathers?  Apostolic Fathers #1,” June 14, 2012.

My Favorite Quote from Jim Elliot,” June 6, 2012.

Paul is Talking About Himself: Why I Take an Autobiographical Reading of Romans 7:14-25,” April 14, 2012.

A Key Insight about Romans 7 from a Conversation with J. I. Packer,” April 4, 2012.

Family Phone Contract for [Junior High Daughter],” March 20, 2012.

St. Francis Didn’t Say It,” February 16, 2012.

Biblical Justice and Mercy, and Gospel Proclamation,” February 9, 2012.

The Night Before Christmas in the Middle East,” December 21, 2011.

Illogic at Midnight,” September 26, 2011.

A Few Reflections on September 11,” September 11, 2011.

Walking in the Spirit,” August 29, 2011.

The Millennium is not Heaven: Responding to an Amillennialist Misunderstanding of Premillennialism,” July 14, 2011.

A Panel Discussion on Heaven and Hell and the Fate of Every Person—Audio File,” June 7, 2011.

Weighing in on Rob Bell, Love Wins,” May 21, 2011.

Yet This I Call to Mind,” May 3, 2011.

The Most Important Book on New Testament Canon Formation You’ve Never Heard Of,” April 1, 2011.

Should Students at Christian Colleges Go to Church?” March 4, 2011.

Teaching Our Children Through Prayer,” Feb 15, 2011.