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Nov 30, 2020

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, we’re discussing the authority, reliability, and development of the Bible with Dr. Michael Kruger. If you’ve ever had questions about the reliability of the scriptures, how they came to be, or whether or not they stand up to scrutiny, this episode is for you. Dr. Kruger is one of the leading scholars in the study of the origins of the New Testament, particularly the development of the New Testament canon and the transmission of the New Testament text. Dr. Kruger serves as the President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, in Charlotte, NC.  

He is the author of numerous books, most recently Christianity at the Crossroads:  How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (SPCK, 2017; IVP Academic, 2018). Other publications include The Gospel of the Savior (Brill, 2005), The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Crossway, 2010, with Andreas Köstenberger), Canon Revisited (Crossway, 2012), and The Question of Canon (IVP, 2013). He is also the editor of and contributor to A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Crossway, 2016) and co-editor of The Early Text of the New Testament (Oxford, 2012) and Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009). In addition, Dr. Kruger served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society (2019), and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and The Bulletin for Biblical Research.





Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College by Dr. Michael Kruger (forthcoming 2021)

Dr. Kruger’s website 



Matthew 5:17-18 

John 5:39



  • How does understanding the authority and reliability of the Bible change how you will read and study it? How does it change how you view God?
  • How can you encourage someone in your life in their belief of the authority and reliability of Scripture?
  • What are the implications of trusting that the Bible really is true and reliable? How will this change your life?
  • What practical steps can you take to grow your understanding of the authority and reliability of the Bible? 
  • What are you going to do or implement as a result of what you’ve learned this week?



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