"Religious Repentance vs. Gospel Repentance" An excerpt from Dr. Tim Keller on the distinction between religious repentance vs gospel repentance. Enjoy! _________________________________________ In religion we are sorry for sin only because of its consequences for us. Sin will bring us punishment—and we want to avoid that, so we repent. The gospel tells us that as … Continue reading Religious Repentance vs Gospel Repentance
This is a chart developed by Dr. Johnny Long to describe contrasts between religion and the gospel as articulated by Dr. Tim Keller in his Preaching to the Heart lecture series.
The following quotes are from Tim Keller's book, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work, and are instructive in developing a biblical worldview of work. Quoting Martin Luther: It is pure invention [fiction] that Pope, bishops, priests, and monks are called the “spiritual estate” while princes, lords, artisans, and farmers are called the … Continue reading A Biblical Worldview of Work
This week's book recommendation is The Prodigal God, by Dr. Tim Keller. This smallish book will rock your world. It rocked mine when I first heard the message in sermon form back in 1998. So simple, yet so remarkably profound. This book is on my short list of favorites and should be considered one of … Continue reading This Week’s Book Recommendation
In a recent article on preaching by Tim Keller, he says, "I have often had the experience of people who have been converted... come to see me some time later and tell me about what happened to them. What they have so often said is, 'When we first came to the Church we really did … Continue reading The Oxygen of Grace
This Sunday we are going to study Romans 1:18-32, which talks a lot about idolatry. An idol is a "functional lord." It drives my life, gives me security and an identity. Unlike Jesus, an idol deceives and enslaves. In his study on this passage, Tim Keller identifies numerous modern day idols. Here is a partial … Continue reading Modern Day Idolatry
This article first appeared in the Redeemer Report in June 2008. Adapted from Redeemer City to City Dr. Timothy Keller Your humor has a lot to do with how you regard yourself. Many people use humor to put down others, keep themselves in the driver’s seat in a conversation and setting, and remind the listeners … Continue reading The Gospel and Humor
My facebook news reel informs the world that I have now arrived, because... The above picture is Dr. Keller trying to remember who I am and why he just accepted my friend request. 🙂
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This is a quote from Tim Keller's book, Counterfeit Gods, that provides encouragement for those of us who are being so well loved by our Father that he is tearing our idols away from us (and usually without anesthetic). Sometimes God seems to be killing us when he's actually saving us... The Bible is filled … Continue reading Trusting God in the Dark and Difficult
I began reading Keller's Counterfeit Gods over the weekend. In a word, profound. Another word, convicting. And still another couple words, gloriously hopeful. The book is about idolatry. In the first chapter, Keller defines idolatry by alluding to comments on American culture penned by Alexis de Tocqueville, who in the 1830s said that there "is … Continue reading Idolatry: Turning a Good Thing Into an Ultimate Thing
Creekstone's reason for being, or mission, is simple and focused: Creekstone Church exists to glorify God by helping people come alive to the wonder of the gospel. Our mission is focused on the gospel because it is the grace of God that is the power that reconciles people to God and motivates and empowers the … Continue reading Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Pt. 1 (Reason for Being/Mission)
I am in a group of about 50 other pastors/church leaders who are reading material by Tim Keller and then discussing it via video chat. It is called the Coach K Reading Group. : ) Anyway, tonight is our first meeting, and in preparation I've been reading Keller's article, The Centrality of the Gospel, where … Continue reading Re-Oriented to the Gospel
via scribd.com This is brief, through very helpful introduction to what it means to be a "missional church" by Dr. Tim Keller.
via scribd.com Thanks to my friend Joe Holland, church planter and tech-master, for posting on Twitter using Scribd. This is a great little piece of technology. And the article by another friend, Tim Keller, isn't bad either. : )