Tag Archives: Tim Keller

Sabbatical Day 66: Feet up

This is the first day the Robbies have put our collective feet up since leaving the UK. We have either been travelling, sight seeing, eating with people or visiting church projects. It’s been a brilliant, busy and totally distracting trip but now … Continue reading

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Chai Ling: A Heart for Freedom – a must read

For holiday reading this Easter I picked up “A Heart for Freedom” by one of the student leaders of the Tiananmen Square protest, Chai Ling.  I have been captivated and wonderfully blown away by her story.  This is a book … Continue reading

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Co-dependency as a route to ministry burnout #2

In one of three illustrations on sacrificial love, the love which lies at the heart of God and which led to Christ’s death for sinners, Tim Keller shows what it means to be crucified by loving those who are in … Continue reading

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Co-dependency as a route to ministry burnout

The work of the pastor is never done. There are always more needs abounding than there is time to meet them all. These needs are practical, relational and theological.  People need a helping hand to do things, to fix broken … Continue reading

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Tim Keller on Jonah and mission in the postmodern world

I’m preaching the book of Jonah after Christmas to set us up for mission to West Bromwich.  God said to Jonah, the reluctant missionary, “should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more … Continue reading

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Angry with God? Tim Keller on suffering.

Do you ever get angry at God for not stopping the suffering, the war, the famine, death and grief? Here’s a helpful application from the time Jesus calmed the storm, from Tim Keller’s book “King’s Cross.” If you have a … Continue reading

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Transforming Grace Top 10 (2009-10)

For the past two years I’ve posted the top 10 posts of the year then taken a summer holiday. Like last year I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having a rest. … Continue reading

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Keller on the idolatry of ministry

In a recent interview, Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, was asked the following question: Q: What safeguards should 20-something pastors have in place to avoid the idolatry of ministry fame and the attitude of big numbers equals … Continue reading

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Vision and personality

We had a mission action plan meeting at St Luke’s a few weeks back. Part of the day was spent discussing our current aim statement and whether or not we needed a vision statement. As we reviewed vision statements of … Continue reading

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5 types of Christian preachers

After posting yesterday on revival, I received some helpful comments about revivalism. These reminded me of what William Still wrote in his autobiography as he moved away from revivalism to solid biblical teaching about Christ. His move created what might … Continue reading

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