"The Don" in 3 Videos on God's Existence, Hell & Suffering and Evil

These three videos were produced by A Passion for Life, and I learned of them through this post at the Gospel Coalition Blog.

How do I know God exists? from A Passion for Life on Vimeo.

How can God be loving yet send people to hell? from A Passion for Life on Vimeo.

How can God allow suffering and evil in the world? from A Passion for Life on Vimeo.

What do you think? Leave your comments below.

Don Carson currently teaches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is co-founder of the Gospel Coalition. He was raised in Canada, used to teach at Northwest Baptist College & Seminary in Vancouver (where I attended seminary but many years after he left there for greener pastures) and has served as a pastor before serving for many years since as a teacher and scholar. He is considered by many to be one of the leading evangelical scholars in the world.

5 Comments

  1. Don Carson makes an interesting point on the exsistance of God by pointing out that the question itself indicates an idolatry of self. The question would be idiotic if we lived in a world without sin. The philosopher in me cringes, but as a Christian I know he is right. I wonder how Alvin Plantinga would resond.

  2. Timothy Keller makes an interesting point on pain and suffering by highlighting Christianity's promise of a restoration of our lives in paradise instead of it simply being a consolation for suffering. Pain and suffering is ultimately a catalyst for enhancing our joy when we see it through the context of Christ's resurrection and the inevitable restoration of creation.

    I'm inclined to agree; it tends to make suffering worth something. Does Don Carson also follow along these lines? He talked about coming back to the cross as a way to find comfort/meaning in suffering.

  3. I'm sure he does since the two of them together are founding members of the Gospel Coalition (http://www.gospelcoalition.org).

    Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake…

  4. Timothy Keller makes an interesting point on pain and suffering by highlighting Christianity's promise of a restoration of our lives in paradise instead of it simply being a consolation for suffering. Pain and suffering is ultimately a catalyst for enhancing our joy when we see it through the context of Christ's resurrection and the inevitable restoration of creation.

    I'm inclined to agree; it tends to make suffering worth something. Does Don Carson also follow along these lines? He talked about coming back to the cross as a way to find comfort/meaning in suffering.

  5. I'm sure he does since the two of them together are founding members of the Gospel Coalition (http://www.gospelcoalition.org).

    Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake…

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