Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meet Our Mentor

Over the years many of you have heard Vince and me (and Greg Strand before us) talk about our seminary mentor, New Testament Professor DA Carson. He had such a profound effect on my understanding of the Bible, theology and life that I named my son after him. In case you'd like to know more about him, here are some vital stats:
  • * Born and raised in French Quebec, the son of a Baptist pastor and an English mother

  • * Grew up poor and marginalized as a Protestant; sometimes beat up for his faith

* Met his English wife while studying at the University of Cambridge

* Has taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for more than thirty years

* Writes poetry, piano compositions, NT commentaries and theology books

* Reads about 500 books per year (I'm quite serious)

* Travels to many countries each year to preach and assist Bible translators

* Enjoys entertaining students in his home

* Is humble and self-effacing, loving most the glory of Christ and His Cross

Though Carson's many books are all worth reading, many believe he's at his best in the pulpit. If you're interested in learning from him, here is a link to many of his messages/lectures on-line.

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