Friday, August 07, 2009

New D.A. Carson books (and the musical Cats)

As a good follow up to the last post, Andy Naselli at Between Two Worlds announces D.A. Carson's two new forthcoming books on Tolerance and Evangelicalism. I have to confess that everytime someone asks, "What is an Evangelical?" I keep hearing a song in my head from the musical Cats, Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats, but with different lyrics: "Once were you blind, but now do you see? Do you own six copies of Today's NIV ... Because (Evan)gelicals can and (Evan)gelicals do, (Evan)gelicals can and (Evan)gelicals do ... Do you know how to get to the Billy Graham Centre? Do you think Rick Warren's your mentor ... cause (Evan)gelicals can and (Evan)gelicals do ... (Evan)gelical songs for (Evan)gelical Saps" etc. I don't know why, I wanted to be a lyricist when I was younger, maybe I am just disturbed.

5 comments:

Mich said...

D.A. Carson on Tolerance?

This is beyond irony.
:-)

Ian said...

I remember the good old days of Carson's commentary of John. But everything Carson has done on culture and theology from The Gagging of God to Christ and Culture Revisited has been for the most part exasperating and throwing fuel on fire... im my opinion...

Paul said...

You crack me up, Dr. B!

As for Carson on tolerance, he certainly deserves to be heard...in the name of tolerance.

wggrace said...

Carson's book is entitled "The Intolerance of Tolerance" which rather suggests that he will not be espousing the virtues of tolerance, rather the reverse. So the irony is ephemeral

Andrew said...

Keep up the lyric writing, Mike. If ever you need a second career, I think you've found a niche.