Category Archives: Don Carson

Bad historiography…

…if it is bad historiography to squeeze two diverse accounts of one incident into a contrived union, it is equally bad historiography to mistake an instance of too little information for contradiction. D. A. Carson Advertisements

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Neither systematic nor dictated…

In giving us this sacred book, God did not choose to provide us with a textbook of systematic theology, nor a dictated letter. D. A. Carson, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount; ;and His Confrontation with the World, p. 122

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Lost in lesser goals…

The demand for genuine perfection loses itself in the lesser goal of external piety; the goal of pleasing the Father is traded for its pygmy cousin, the goal of pleasing men. Don Carson, Jesus’ Sermon the Mount and His Confrontation … Continue reading

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You know you’re in trouble when…

But this is as uncontrolled a piece of allegorizing as any church father ever thought of. Don Carson Where is Origen when you need him?/THB/BHS

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You know you’re in trouble when…

Suggestions that what “really happened” was that the people started sharing their lunches have much more in common with late nineteenth-century liberalism than with the text. Don Carson

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Entailing hard thinking…

Thus, no matter how much we wish to follow Jesus seriously, we discover, sooner or later, that seriously following Jesus entails hard thinking about what he said and what he did not say. We may not come to perfect unanimity … Continue reading

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Sovereign revealing and concealing…

Don Carson on Matthew 11:25-26… At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Even so, … Continue reading

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