Every year at the Ligonier National Conference we discover at least one new speaker/author that we had never heard of or didn’t truly appreciate. One year it was the electrifying discovery of John Piper. This year it was D. A. Carson. I had at least heard of John Piper before Ligonier, but I admit that I had not run across Carson in any memorable way before this March. We were blown away by his talks at the conference and I am now reading How Long, O Lord: Reflections on Evil and Suffering and loving it.
Here is a Christianity Today article from 1999 on tithing. Great stuff. He doesn’t take the easy way, but gets into the details and wrestles with the many sides and, with this topic, he gets straight to the point!