What some really good Christian pastors and professors have to say about a really worthwhile Christian theologian.
J.I. Packer was the first theologian to really whet my appetite for theology, and thinking deeply about my Christian faith. When I first read his Knowing God in high school, I was hooked on big thoughts about God, his high view of Scripture, and the value of digging deeply into Christianity. I've continued to read other books by J.I. Packer and books about him (and to re-read Knowing God!) - all to my benefit.
In this 20 minute video interview hosted by Justin Taylor at Crossway, you'll hear two worthwhile voices (Sam Storms, Leland Ryken) talk about how J.I. Packer remains a worthwhile voice today. The whole video has good stuff to say. If you're looking for a short segment that overlaps with what we're doing with the Brookside Institute, be sure and listen to what the video has to say about Packer as a "latter day catechist" and his vision for doing theology - the time stamp for this section is appx 4:17-10:50.
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If you've been introduced to J.I. Packer before, what have you most appreciated about him and/or his writings? If this is your first introduction, what stood out to you from the video?
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