Geneva College was privileged to host on February 8th Dr. D.A. Carson, who spent the day on campus in various venues enriching our understanding of God’s Holy Word and by God’s grace helping us to grow in our love for the one true and living God. Carson is easily and without hyperbole described as one of the most significant Evangelical scholars of the past century. What I love most about his work is that when I’m done reading his publications or hearing him lecture or preach, I’m certainly impressed by his learning; but I’m more impressed by the Savior about whom he’s teaching us, and the Scriptures he’s expounding to tell us of that Savior. Here’s some of what happened during his visit –
As we were blessed to experience on campus, Carson’s work leaves the careful reader/listener to say afterward, yes, “What a great scholar!” but more significantly, “What a great Savior he serves!” and “What a magnificent written Word this Savior has given us.” Such is the hallmark of the best Christian teaching and preaching.
Carson delivered the J.G. Vos memorial lecture, an event dear to Geneva college as it honors one her most treasured teachers. You can find the video here Vos lecture – please skip to the four minute mark to start. Carson also preached in our chapel service a rich, soul-stirring exposition of Jesus’s story of The Rich Man and Lazarus as found in Luke’s gospel.
Be blessed in your listening, as Dr. Carson helps you understand more fully the depth and beauty of God’s Holy Word, and the glory of the Savior whom it proclaims.