Dr. Keller shies away from the label evangelical, which is often used to describe theologically conservative Protestant Christians like him, because of the political and fundamentalist connotations that now come with it. He prefers the term orthodox instead, because he believes in the importance of personal conversion or being "born again," and the full authority of the Bible.
Final two paragraphs of the article:"If you seek power before service, you'll neither get power, nor serve," he said. "If you seek to serve people more than to gain power, you will not only serve people, you will gain influence. That's very much the way Jesus did it."
Dr. Keller closed his monologue with a moving riff on Jesus' love in spite of humanity's flaws, and a quote from C. S. Lewis, one of his favorite writers: "The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and his compulsion is our liberation."
And then he prayed for his congregation and his city.
Originally posted by LadyFlynt
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Originally posted by Presbyrino
Very interesting article on Pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. The NY Times is a very liberal rag, and no friend to Christians, but I think they did a fair piece on Pastor Tim Keller. It is good to see Presbyterian Churches doing outreach in non-traditional, urban settings.