Monday Mention: Don Carson

-Intelligent and worthwhile reads from the opposition

In a video by The Gospel Coalition, Tim Keller, John Piper, and Don Carson discuss the fact that individualism has “become a great evil bemoaned by cultural critics everywhere in the West.” The video points out that “Many preachers have joined the chorus by offering communitarian values as an alternative,” and it asks, “What if we’re drawing these conclusions from our cultural milieu rather than the Bible?”

Though only a moderate advocate of individualism (see this essay), Carson correctly identifies the topic as important. He explains, “The Bible does not go around condemning individualism.” He also points out Scripture’s many positive examples of individuals seeking their own benefit. He brings up the example of Caleb saying “Give me this mountain” (Joshua 14:12).

Watch the video…