Anyone who's asked me about theologians who have influenced me will have heard me say that J.I. Packer is the first "official" theologian to capture my imagination and ignite my mind and heart. I ran across his Knowing God in late high school, loved it, and have been hooked on doing theology in the service of the church ever since.
A few months ago I posted a video where evangelical leaders speak of Packer's influence and legacy, and am happy to see Crossway Publishing produce this brief video (approximately 20 min) helping others get to know J.I. Packer a bit better. May the Lord continue to raise up theological leaders like J.I. Packer!
Directly below you'll find the video, and I've provided some time stamps outlining the video directly beneath that.
0:00 - 1:40 - Introduction to J.I. Packer
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