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Archive for February 20, 2012


Feb 20

Getting to Know D.A. Carson, Clarus ’12

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 12

This is the first of two posts introducing you to this year’s speakers for Clarus. Register for Clarus here

Many of you are familiar with Dr. Carson, as this will be his second speaking visit to DSC. Dr. Carson was with us for Clarus in 2008 to speak on “Galatians and the Problem of Self Justification.” On the Sunday morning of that conference weekend, Carson delivered a sermon titled, “The Ironies of The Cross,” which is now a chapter in Carson’s excellent book, Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus.

In this video, Ryan introduces Dr. Carson, along with Dr. Zaspel:

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There’s much to say about Dr. Carson, with his lifetime of writing, preaching, and encouraging the church in various ways, but here’s a short biography with links to several of his writings:

Dr. Carson (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978.

Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has also previously served in pastoral and itinerate ministry. Today he is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.

Dr. Carson is co-founder along with Tim Keller of The Gospel Coalition, a network of church leaders and churches for the advancement of the gospel through the church. Dr. Carson has written or edited over sixty books, both academic and popular level. Several of his more accessible books include,The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s StoryA Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers, and Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. Resources by Dr. Carson, including sermons, articles, books, and video interviews, are available at The Gospel Coalition website.

Dr. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois and have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

Click here to browse Dr. Carson’s many books and here to browse a library of audio files from sermons and lectures on a myriad of subjects.

Clarus is a Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition taking place March 9-11 with speakers D.A. Carson and Fred G. Zaspel. Visit the Clarus page for more information or to register for this year’s conference.