“The Intolerance of Tolerance”–John Starke Interviews D.A. Carson

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Last week I had the chance to read D.A. Carson’s new book on the issue of tolerance in our culture.  It is a fascinating read about the shift in the way the word tolerance is defined and understood in our culture.  The penetrating critique of the “new tolerance” is helpful for believers as they seek to live faithfully in today’s society.  And if any non-believers will pick it up, they will be confronted with some serious questions about the current cultural climate in terms of religious liberty and religious toleration. 

I pray the book receives a wide reading among those inside and those outside the Church.

Below is a link to an interview by Johns Starke with Carson about his new work.  Enjoy.

The Intolerance of Tolerance

D. A. Carson | Interview by: John Starke

Many leading institutions today boast of “tolerance” as their most cherished virtue. College campuses, courts of law, and businesses educate their employees and us about the need for tolerance—religious, sexual, ideological, and otherwise. However, recent developments have exposed the darker side to this tolerance. What many tout as tolerance ends up intolerant of Christian teaching.

In his new book The Intolerance of Tolerance, D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and president of The Gospel Coalition, addresses these trends and gives historical, theological, and biblical insight into the challenges for Christians trying to faithfully preach Christ in a world so intolerant of his claims.

Earlier this week Carson answered a few questions concerning the cultural challenge of intolerance and how Christians might labor to be winsome and persuasive.

Read the rest here.


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