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A good word, from a man of God.
Miniblog #115: Tim Keller Gives Me Hope for Christian Apologetics | Musings of a Hardlining Moderate.
Carson, I am as skeptic as you are, if not more, about the usefulness of apologetics in postmodernity. But I have to confess that Keller impressed me too. I do not know if I will have time to watch this, but I will put a link to it on my blog, so that those interested in this discipline could do it
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
Many secular and many evangelical voices agree on one ‘truism’—that if you are an orthodox Christian with a high view of the authority of the Bible, you cannot believe in evolution in any form at all. New Atheist authors such as Richard Dawkins and creationist writers such as Ken Ham seem to have arrived at consensus on this, and so more and more in the general population are treating it as given. If you believe in God, you can’t believe in evolution. If you believe in evolution, you can’t believe in God.
This creates a problem for both doubters and believers. Many believers in western culture see the medical and technological advances achieved through science and are grateful for them. They have a very positive view of science. How then, can they reconcile what science seems to tell them about evolution with their traditional theological beliefs? Seekers and inquirers about Christianity can be even more perplexed. They may be drawn to many things about the Christian faith, but, they say, “I don’t see how I can believe the Bible if that means I have to reject science.” Continue reading “Tim Keller – Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople”
Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City
The Relevant magazine has published today a very good article on marriage, by the know Presbyterian pastor Tim Keller. It is adapted from a book, The Meaning of Marriage, that he has written togeter with his wife, Kathy. The article, has a very provocative title, as you could see above. Here are a few quotes from it:
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In generations past, there was far less talk about “compatibility” and finding the ideal soul-mate. Today we are looking for someone who accepts us as we are and fulfills our desires, and this creates an unrealistic set of expectations that frustrates both the searchers and the searched for.
In John Tierney’s classic humor article “Picky, Picky, Picky” he tries nobly to get us to laugh at the impossible situation our culture has put us in. He recounts many of the reasons his single friends told him they had given up on their recent relationships:
“She mispronounced ‘Goethe.’”
“How could I take him seriously after seeing The Road Less Traveled on his bookshelf?”
“If she would just lose seven pounds.” Continue reading “Tim Keller – You Never Marry the Right Person”
A discussion and nuances that are worth minding.
Contrary to my hopes yesterday, I was not able to go to the congress in the morning to listen to Piper. I had to stay in the hotel room and edit a text on post-communism for a World Vision publication.
I arrived at the reunion site at lunch and what I heard from various friends about Piper’s presentation conformed my suspicion. His approach was, they said, judgmental and aggressive, in clear polemic with Ruth’s presentation the day before. Although his duty was to do an exposition of Ephesians 3, Piper did not abstain from correcting Ruth on some things in Ephesians 2. He also commented ungraciously about the applause she received, in spite of the fact that she tried to dissuade people from clapping at the end. Continue reading “Third Day of Lausanne III Congress – UPDATE”
Tim Keller, Pastor of Rdeemers Presbyterian Church in New York, made a remarkable presentation un urban missions at Lausanne III in Capetown.
You may find HERE his advance paper on this topic.
I will put here an update with the link to his presentation, as soon as it is published on Lausanne website.
Rev. Tim Keller
Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City
Recently several people have asked me ‘how do you deal with harsh criticism?’ In each case, the inquirer had felt stung by what they felt were unfair attacks on him or her. In this internet age, anyone can have their views censured unfairly by people they don’t know. So what do you do when that happens? Here’s is the gist of the counsel I give people when they ask me about this. For years I’ve been guided by a letter by John Newton that is usually entitled “On Controversy.” Continue reading “Tim Keller on How Do You Take Criticism of Your Views”