Scripture, Ethics, and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships.

Forthcoming in fall 2018 with Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. Is it possible to uphold the authority of Scripture and affirm same-sex relationships? Biblical scholar, Karen R. Keen, combines research with pastoral sensitivity to provide an even-handed reevaluation of this difficult topic. Formerly a traditionalist, Keen’s extensive study led to a change of heart after 20 years of engagement in the conversation. Her book addresses issues currently overlooked in the debate, including how the biblical authors themselves interpret and apply ethics from Scriptural texts.

The Jesus Way: Practicing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

This  9 months retreat in daily life, based on Ignatius of Loyola’s original manual, is available online for download. If you are looking for an in-depth spiritual formation experience that focuses on the life of Jesus, discernment, inner freedom, prayer, and more, this is for you.

Select Articles

Song of Songs in the Eyes of Rashi and Nicholas of Lyra: Comparing Jewish and Christian Exegesis,” Conversations with the Biblical World 35 (2015): 228-251. This article explores how medieval scholars Rashi and Nicholas understand the meaning of Song of Songs.

“Sexuality, Critical Issues,” Lexham Bible Dictionary, eds. John D. Barry and Lazarus Wentz (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2014). Search for this article must include the phrase “critical issues” as there is another article by a different author in LBD by simply “Sexuality.” My article can be viewed for free by logging into Faithlife Study Bible:  You know you have the right article if it begins with the descriptor: “A survey of Israelite and early Christian perspectives on sexuality in their ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman contexts.”

World-Changing Politics,” (2008),[1]

Engaging in Sustained Dialogue,” (2008),

Impasse to Action,” CT Pastors (2007),[2]


[1] When first published, this Christianity Today website was called It has since become

[2] When first published, this Christianity Today website was called The article “Impasse to Action” was first published by also in 2007: