Category Archives: D. A. Carson

Since Christ died for all …

Reflect on the text: “Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no … Continue reading

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Hellbound?

I have become increasingly uncomfortable answering difficult questions isolated from the necessary context surrounding them. Consider, for example, the questions being asked about the nature of hell in an upcoming documentary “Hellbound?“ Without revealing his personal views, Kevin Miller explores different … Continue reading

Posted in Afraid to die, Afterlife, Assurance, Christianity, D. A. Carson, End Times, Eschatology, Eternal life, Eternal security, Evil in the world, Fear of death, Final judgment, Future events, Hell, J. I. Packer, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Rob Bell, Salvation | 4 Comments

They still want to know what it means

Postmodern concern for plurality, diversity and tolerance have not led to a more stable and secure society. Instead, the postmodern era exchanged one misguided mood for another. Postmodernity was fueled by a shift from the human optimism of modernity (based on scientific certainty and technological progress), to a pessimistic mood of skepticism and uncertainty. Continue reading

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Remember their sacrifices

The last Monday of May is set aside to remember those who answered the call of duty and laid down their lives in a service toward their fellow citizens.  Originally known as Decorations Day, mourners honored the Civil War dead by decorating … Continue reading

Posted in Culture of Honor, D. A. Carson, Darrell Cole, Death, Democracy, Democrats, Good Wars, Honor, Just War, Justice, Love, Memorial Day, Military, Peace, Politics, Radical love, Republican, Terrorism, War | 1 Comment

Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

“Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in the earth, in the seas and in all deeps” (Psalm 135:6). Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Assurance, D. A. Carson, Elect, God's control, God's Heart, God's Protection, God's Will, J. I. Packer, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Salvation, Sovereignty, Wisdom | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Living within the tension of two truths

  “This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” The wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. Example #1.  Genesis 45:4-8 “Then … Continue reading

Posted in Counseling, D. A. Carson, Doctrine of election, Elect, Encouragement, Evil in the world, Fear of God, Freedom, God's control, God's Heart, God's Will, Mad at God, Predestination, Questioning God, Revenge, Sovereignty, Study of God, Theodicy, Uncategorized, Will of God, Worldview | 1 Comment

What is your life?

  Truths about life and death from three verses of Scripture. 1. Philippians 1:21 “To me, to live  — Christ; to die — gain.” (the original has no verbs). Punchy, direct; to the point! The range of experience is common to all: To live—-To … Continue reading

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