Saturday, February 9, 2008

Keller in Newsweek

Tim Keller the pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City is featured in Newsweek. Move over Rob Bell, Keller is now the "it" Pastor, whatever that means. Here is a short exerpt:

His reticence, though, is about to belong to the past. With the publication this week of his first book, "The Reason for God," Keller, who is 57, is in the midst of a dramatic change in direction. Once highly protective of his community's grass-roots approach to growth—tell a friend, bring a friend—Keller is now pitching himself as a C. S. Lewis for the 21st century, a high-profile Christian apologist who can make orthodox belief not just palatable but necessary. To complement this role, Keller is also reaching out to young, urban Christians around the world, offering to help them build churches like his. To put it bluntly, Keller wants to be the Rick Warren of global cities. "It's hard to say this without sounding snobby," says Keller in an interview, "but some of what we do at Redeemer, we feel would be good everywhere … We want to, as humbly as we possibly can, renew churches."

I am in! I have been listening recently to Rev. Keller and can say that I have learned so much from him. I highly, highly recommend listening to him if you are a wannabe Church Planter, or a Christian, or just want to listen to an interesting talk from a dude that is engaging and easy to listen to.

Here is a link to Free Keller Sermons!!!

Props: Newsweek, Z, and Reformissionary

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