All posts in " Timothy Keller "

The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah . . .

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2023

The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah . . . The late Timothy Keller (1950-2023) wrote The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy (Viking) in 2018.  The founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Tim Keller first notes that Jonah wanted a God of his own making.  So when the real God […]


Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I?

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2023

Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? Viking published Timothy Keller’s latest book, Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? in 2022.  In 1989, Pastor Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons.  Pastor Keller first notes that today’s culture sees an apparent contradiction […]


Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth . . .

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2022

Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth . . . Timothy Keller wrote Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ (Viking) in 2016.  Pastor Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 1989 with his wife and three sons.  Today more than five thousand people regularly attend on Sundays.  The author finds […]


Sinful and flawed – loved and accepted

By Dave Henning / May 18, 2022

“The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe; yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”- Timothy Keller “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love.  Because of your great compassion, […]


Hands up to heaven – make a joyful noise!

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2022

“Hands up to heaven/ Make a joyful noise/ My heart had to hit the floor/ To find all I’m longin’ for/ But I know you’re so much more/ Than a joyful noise.”- Matt Maher, Joyful Noise “But be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making […]


Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection . . .

By Dave Henning / February 13, 2022

Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection . . . (Viking, 2021) At the suggestion of his publisher, Timothy Keller penned Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter.  But as Pastor Keller began the book, the COVID-19 pandemic struck and he received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  Hence, writing in […]


Everyone’s a Niggle

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2020

At the conclusion of his Introduction to Every Good Endeavor, Pastor Timothy Keller relates an overlooked story by J.R. R. Tolkien entitled “Leaf by Niggle”.  Niggle had one particular picture he was trying to paint- it was to start with a leaf, then a whole tree, followed by an entire forest with snow-tipped mountains in […]


A personal encounter with the cross

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2016

“To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross.  And the cross always entails loss.”- Elisabeth Elliot, These Strange Ashes, 1998 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place . . . And who know but […]


Grounded transparently in God

By Dave Henning / December 17, 2016

“You are most who you are meant to be when no wind in the world can stop you from being grounded transparently in God.”- Ann Voskamp As Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 14 of The Broken Way, she observes that when people steal a part of you, you must fill the vacuum.  You must find yourself once more.  Yet, we must […]


Genie or Jesus?

By Dave Henning / September 27, 2012

Continuing his discussion of Jesus healing the paralytic (Mark 2:1-5), author Timothy Keller (King’s Cross) recognizes that at the moment the paralytic was lowered through the roof to Jesus, Jesus had the power to heal him right on the spot- just as He has the power to immediately act on our requests.  However, Jesus knows […]

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