Whom Do Tim Keller and Don Carson Look Up To?

Ivan Mesa | August 1, 2015


It’s not every day that the The Gospel Coalition’s co-founders, Tim Keller and Don Carson, take the opportunity to offer a foreword and afterword for a slim, easily overlooked book on “loving the Old Testament.” While many today rightly esteem and look up to Keller and Carson for their biblical insight, ministry experience, and proven faithfulness, do you ever wonder whom these men look up to?

Alec Motyer, that’s who. The 90-year-old former principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England has served as both a pastor and a professor. Although much of his academic life has been devoted to the study of the Old Testament, particularly Isaiah, Motyer has aimed to bring his insights to the layperson through lecturing and writing, most notably serving as co-editor with John Stott of the The Bible Speaks Today series.

Despite being a world-class scholar, Motyer views himself as “just a man who loves the Word of God.” Occasioned by the publication of A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Loving the Old Testament: One Book, One God, One Story (Christian Focus, 2015), the excerpts below pay tribute to a man who, now entering his tenth decade of life, continues to love the Word of God and the God of the Word. If anything, perhaps reading this will stimulate you toward…


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