It’s common today to see the image of the cross adorning churches, dangling from necklaces, and gleaming from lapels. Yet that image, so sanitized for us today, was grotesque and abhorrent to those living in the first century—a symbol of evil, torture, and shame. It’s this realistic and horrifying view of the cross that should call us to Christian ministry and compel us to share the Good News of Christ’s triumph over death.
Through his exposition of 1 Corinthians, D. A. Carson presents a comprehensive view of what the death of Christ means in preaching and ministering to God’s people. He confronts factionalism, servant-leadership, shaping “world” Christians, and the source of knowledge in order to help Christian leaders learn principles for dynamic, cross-centered worship.
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- Presents a comprehensive view of what the death of Christ means
- Confronts factionalism and servant-leadership
- Helps Christian leaders learn principles for dynamic, cross-centered worship
- The Cross and Preaching (1 Corinthians 1:18–2:5)
- The Cross and the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:6–16)
- The Cross and Factionalism (1 Corinthians 3)
- The Cross and Christian Leadership (1 Corinthians 4)
- The Cross and the World Christian (1 Corinthians 9:19–27)
- Title: The Cross and Christian Ministry: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians
- Author: D. A. Carson
- Publisher: Baker
- Publication Date: 2004
- Pages: 144
About D. A. Carson
D. A. Carson is a respected professor, author, and speaker. He is currently a research professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has been teaching since 1978. Carson earned an MDiv from Central Baptist Seminary and a PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University. He lectures in academic and church settings around the world.
Carson has written over 50 books, including his popular The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism and Exegetical Fallacies. He has also written commentaries in both The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series and the Pillar New Testament Commentary series.