Don Carson has had a hand in shaping many Bible teachers—through his 40 years teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; by serving as a guest lecturer in academic, conference, and church settings around the world; and through the influence of The Gospel Coalition, which he co-founded with Tim Keller in 2005. His writing, which includes more than 60 books, Bible projects, and edited book series, has perhaps had an even more pervasive influence.
For this interview, recorded live at TGC’s 2018 Women’s Conference, I had grand plans to work through a number of particulars presented in the volume he edited with G. K. Beale, Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. It took us a while to get there, but it’s worth the delay to follow the winding road of conversation about what it was like to grow up the son of a persecuted pastor, which he wrote about in his 2008 book, Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson, his practical advice for people who want to get better at handling the Bible, and a brief introduction to biblical theology.
Books by Carson discussed in this episode:
- Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications
- Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson
- New Studies in Biblical Theology series
- Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
You can listen to this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible here.