Love or Truth? Love and Truth? (Carson)

The main point of D. A. Carson's 2012 book, The Intolerance of Tolerance, is a good one: "[The] new, contemporary tolerance is intrinsically intolerant" (p. 2).  Carson unpacks that statement pretty well throughout the book.  One thing I want to point out in light of this statement is how Carson discusses the Christian teachings of… Continue reading Love or Truth? Love and Truth? (Carson)

Morality, Media, and Philosophical Pluralism

One dominate trait of our American culture is what Don Carson calls “philosophical pluralism.”  This is the belief or philosophy that no person, claim, or ideology is superior to another one.  “The only absolute creed is the creed of pluralism.  No religion has the right to pronounce itself right or true, and the others false,… Continue reading Morality, Media, and Philosophical Pluralism

Jesus’ Teaching On Hell

  Jesus talked about hell quite a bit; if you’ve read the Gospels, this is not a groundbreaking statement.  I appreciate how Don Carson reflects on Jesus’ “hard” teaching on hell: 1) On the whole Jesus himself is not shocked by the existence of hell, but by the hardness of people’s hearts.  As I already… Continue reading Jesus’ Teaching On Hell

The Significance of Sin (Carson)

Don Carson’s contribution to the book, Fallen: A Theology of Sin, is an excellent piece in which he talks about the significance of sin in Scripture and life.  Near the beginning of the essay he says, “There can be no agreement as to what salvation is unless there is agreement as to that from which… Continue reading The Significance of Sin (Carson)