In my opinion, one of the most exciting developments in evangelicalism in recent years has been the presidency of Jerry Johnson at Criswell College. Dr. Johnson seems to have Criswell going in a very positive direction, and I pray that the College will be used powerfully in the reformation that I hope the Lord will bring. May this school train many who are ready to give their lives to and for the Gospel.
One of the main reasons I’m so high on Criswell is that they have one of the clearest thinking scholars in all of evangelicalism in Dr. Denny Burk. Dr. Burk is a dear friend whose insight into both the Bible and the culture I deeply appreciate. If I were a parent sending a child off to college, I would be so happy to have my kid taught by the likes of this man.
Another aspect of the turnaround at Criswell resulting from the Johnson presidency has been the resurrection of the Criswell Theological Review. They have produced timely journals on the Kingdom and the New Perspective, and the most recent issue focuses on the Emerging Church.
May God continue to bless Dr. Johnson and amplify his voice and his ministry, and may Criswell and its ministries indeed play a major part in an awakening in the Dallas area. May many trust Jesus to the glory of God!