Thursday, July 31, 2008

D.A. Carson about the cross

I had the wonderful privilege of sitting under some of Don Carson's amazing teaching last week at the Xenos Summer Institute, this year's topic was all about the emerging church and the thoughts that are coming out of that movement.

I thought that this quote seemed appropriate and thought I'd pass it along, enjoy!

“Does anyone truly understand the message of the cross apart from brokenness, contrition, repentance, and faith? To repeat rather mechanically the nature of the transaction that Christians think took place at Golgotha is one thing; to look at God and his holiness, and people and their sin, from the perspective of the cross, is life-changing.”
- D. A. Carson, The Cross and Christian Ministry (Grand Rapids, Mi.: Baker Books, 2003), 64.

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