The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele

SPECIAL: JI Packer: An evangelical lion - with Mark Thompson and Peter Jensen

July 19, 2020 Dominic Steele Season 3 Episode 36
The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele
SPECIAL: JI Packer: An evangelical lion - with Mark Thompson and Peter Jensen
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The Pastor's Heart with Dominic Steele
SPECIAL: JI Packer: An evangelical lion - with Mark Thompson and Peter Jensen
Jul 19, 2020 Season 3 Episode 36
Dominic Steele

An evangelical lion: JI Packer

Today we remember JI Packer with two of Australian evangelicalism’s most respected leaders Mark Thompson and Peter Jensen.

Dr Packer died yesterday in Vancouver, leaving his wife Kit and children Ruth, Martin and Naomi.

Moore Theological College Principal Mark Thompson says Dr Packer was one of the three great giants of 20th century evangelicalism.

Former Archbishop of Sydney Dr Jensen says Dr Packer gave us a robust confidence in the authority of the word of God, and taught us the crucial importance of evangelism.

Dr Thompson says “Jim’s book Fundamentalism and the Word of God (1958) was life-changing for many. He gave our confidence in the Bible a new depth and resilience. Slightly later, his book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (1961) demonstrated the way a clear reformed theology, with an emphasis on God’s sovereignty in all things, not least in salvation, went hand in hand with a confident and gracious evangelism.”

To purchase JI Packer’s books click here.

Header image credit: The Gospel Coalition

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thepastorsheart)

Show Notes

An evangelical lion: JI Packer

Today we remember JI Packer with two of Australian evangelicalism’s most respected leaders Mark Thompson and Peter Jensen.

Dr Packer died yesterday in Vancouver, leaving his wife Kit and children Ruth, Martin and Naomi.

Moore Theological College Principal Mark Thompson says Dr Packer was one of the three great giants of 20th century evangelicalism.

Former Archbishop of Sydney Dr Jensen says Dr Packer gave us a robust confidence in the authority of the word of God, and taught us the crucial importance of evangelism.

Dr Thompson says “Jim’s book Fundamentalism and the Word of God (1958) was life-changing for many. He gave our confidence in the Bible a new depth and resilience. Slightly later, his book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (1961) demonstrated the way a clear reformed theology, with an emphasis on God’s sovereignty in all things, not least in salvation, went hand in hand with a confident and gracious evangelism.”

To purchase JI Packer’s books click here.

Header image credit: The Gospel Coalition

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thepastorsheart)