Interview with Don Carson on the TGC Women's Conference
The first Gospel Coalition National Women's Conference is approaching (June 22–24 in Orlando, Florida). Don Carson, the president and co-founder of TGC, answered a few questions about the conference and the priority of training women for ministry.
Explain for us the origin of the women's conference and how it serves the broader vision of TGC?
Don Carson: TGC aims to reform evangelicalism, putting the "evangel" (the gospel) at the center of our thinking and practice — and that means focusing on Scripture, on Christ, on the cross and resurrection, on the God who redeems his people. If we are going to contribute to the reformation of evangelicalism, we must aim to teach women as well as men.
Is the 2012 conference primarily for a general audience of Christian women, or is it targeted to women who are formally involved in ministry?
DC: It targets all women who want…