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Keller, Tim

Tim Keller

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. The “Influentials” issue of New York magazine featured Keller as “the most successful Christian evangelist in the city” for his engagement with the young professional and artist demographics. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn., his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hampton, Mass., and his Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of such New York Times bestselling books as The Reason for God and Prayer. He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which has helped start over 250 churches in global cities worldwide. He lives in New York City with his wife Kathy.
Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Part 1

6 Part Series: Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople

The six-part series by Dr. Keller considers three main clusters of questions lay people raise with their pastors when introduced to the teaching that biological evolution and biblical orthodoxy can be compatible. As a pastor and evangelist, Keller takes these concerns seriously and offers suggestions for addressing them without requiring believers to adopt a particular view or accept a definitive answer.
February 23, 2012 
Tim Keller 
Pastoral Voices 
 
From the Archives: Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Part 1

From the Archives: Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Part 1

From 2012: 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.
November 18, 2014 
Tim Keller 
Pastoral Voices 
34
 
Saturday Sermon: The Failure of Religion

Saturday Sermon: The Failure of Religion

In the last verses of Romans 2, the Apostle Paul relates the “failure of religion because of the terrible beauty of the Law” to the need for a regenerate heart.
November 19, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Pastoral Voices 
1
 
Saturday Sermon: Heart of Darkness

Saturday Sermon: Heart of Darkness

In the Garden of Eden, Eve is tempted to put her own desires ahead of God’s call for her life. The serpent tells her that if she eats of the fruit she can become like God: she, in essence, can become the master of her own fate.
September 24, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Pastoral Voices 
 
Saturday Sermon: The Power of the Gospel

Saturday Sermon: The Power of the Gospel

BioLogos has been following a sermon series by Pastor Tim Keller entitled The Bible: The Whole Story-Redemption and Restoration.” The book of Romans masterfully addresses the solution to the issues raised in Genesis.
September 17, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Christ & New Creation 
 
Weekend Sermon: A Tale of Two Cities

Weekend Sermon: A Tale of Two Cities

This sermon is a clear reminder that we each have a choice. We can work to build cities that celebrate God’s love for us (the lineage of Seth), or we can live in the destructive lineage of Cain. May the spirit of prayer, humility, and love characterize the world’s cities on this the tenth anniversary of America’s most stark example of “The Tale of Two Cities.”
September 11, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Problem of Evil 
7
 
Saturday Sermon: The History of the World in a Nutshell

Saturday Sermon: The History of the World in a Nutshell

In tracing the fluid storyline of the Bible, Dr. Keller has first focused on the early chapters of Genesis, emphasizing both the ordained purpose of creation and the great Fall of humanity. The latter addresses the pressing question: what is wrong with the world?
August 27, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
4
 
Saturday Sermon: Paradise Lost

Saturday Sermon: Paradise Lost

In order to understand the very nature of humanity, one needs a firm grasp on the doctrine of original Sin.
August 20, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
 
Saturday Sermon: Paradise in Crisis

Saturday Sermon: Paradise in Crisis

Selfishness and violence, corruption and greed, wars and atrocities—for all time, this one question has been pondered: what went wrong in humanity?
July 30, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
 
Saturday Sermon: The First Wedding Day

Saturday Sermon: The First Wedding Day

The ordained and blessed tradition of marriage is established in Genesis 2: 18-25. This passage communicates important ideas, Dr. Keller affirms, about both marriage seeking and marriage executing. When considered, these concepts will allow one to be successful in both areas.
July 16, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Pastoral Voices 
2
 
Saturday Sermons: The Garden of God

Saturday Sermons: The Garden of God

Genesis 2:2-17 places an interesting emphasis on work—not only does God work to bring about all creation, but also, man is called to the task of caring for God’s world.
June 18, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Pastoral Voices 
1
 
Saturday Sermons: In the Image of God

Saturday Sermons: In the Image of God

Dr. Keller explains several crucial implications that result from the radical idea that humans have been made in the image of God.
June 11, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Image of God 
 
Saturday Sermons: The First Word

Saturday Sermons: The First Word

Throughout the last 150 years or so, the interpretation of the creation account in Genesis 1 has been a point of contention within the Christian as well as the scientific community.
June 04, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Creation & Origins 
14
 
Saturday Sermon: Before the Beginning

Saturday Sermon: Before the Beginning

Dr. Timothy Keller beautifully unravels the first three verses of Genesis 1 in his sermon titled, “Before the Beginning.” From these first verses, three fundamental truths are established.
May 28, 2011 
Tim Keller 
Creation & Origins 
19
 
Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople

Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople

In this paper, Keller considers three main clusters of questions lay people raise when they learn of anyone teaching that biological evolution and biblical orthodoxy can be compatible. Keller offers some ideas on how to provide responses that take these concerns seriously.
November 01, 2009 
Tim Keller 
Pastoral Voices