Don Carson exists in the evangelical stratosphere. A prolific writer, an engaging speaker, when someone speaks of ‘Carson’, one knows of whom they speak. The evangelical Christians of Sydney adore him, and when they gather many jokes are told about the deference which is shown to Carson’s scholarship. The laughter which follows usually carries the …

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The July edition of Australian Presbyterian has a somewhat obscure choice for its cover feature. J. Gresham Machen was a US Presbyterian from the first half of the 20th century. He was probably the last great Princeton Presbyterian theologian. Carl Trueman is interviewed while Peter Barnes and D.G. Hart (who has written a Machen biography) …

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Stuart Townend again. This time in collaboration with Mark Edwards. It is hard to find a better contemporary illustration of genuine Christian hope in contrast to psuedo Christian triumphalism than the lyrics of this song. There’s a lot that I’d like to write about the state of contemporary songwriting, but little of it is edifying …

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The outline: 1) The history of death. a) The one man’s transgression. (12-14) b) God’s judgment. (9-10) c) Humanity’s status. (6-8) 2) The history of life. a) The second man’s obedience. b) God’s love. c) Our status. Some comments. The chapter does break into two sections, 1-11 and 12-21, but since the content overlaps between …

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