Fifth Annual Gaffin Lecture

March 14, 2012

Dr. D. A. Carson will be speaking at the fifth annual Gaffin Lecture on Theology, Culture, and Mission.

Dr. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, will give a lecture entitled A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misconstrued, and Currently Disputed: Jesus, the Son of God.  The lecture will be held in Rust Auditorium on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 10:30am.

The Gaffin Lecture on Theology Culture and Missions is a lecture in biblical or systematic theology to honor the work of Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., professor of Biblical and systematic theology, emeritus.  Past lectures have been given by Drs. Bruce Waltke, Robert Letham, Paul Wells, and Al Mohler.


Dr. Carson began at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School after serving for two years as academic dean on the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor, and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. 

Dr. Carson's areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the Institute for Biblical Research.  He was founding chair of the GRAMCORD Institute, a research and educational institution designed to develop and promote computer-related tools for research into the Bible, focusing especially on the original languages. He is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.

Dr. Carson has written or edited more than fifty books, including Exegetical Fallacies (Baker 1984), Showing the Spirit (Baker 1987), How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil (Baker 1990), The Gospel According to John (Eerdmans 1991), A Call to Spiritual Reformation (Baker 1992), New Testament Commentary Survey, 6th ed. (Baker 2006) and Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church (Zondervan, 2005).  He has also co-edited the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament with Westminster professor, Rev. Dr. Greg Beale