(Originally posted March 17, 2013)
For several years now I have had conversations with members of Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. The purpose of these conversations was to point out some of the bad theology Tim Keller teaches. The theme of his sermons, books and entire ministry is the gospel of cultural renewal. He often talks and writes about this subject. My position is that the Bible teaches us not to worry so much about cultural renewal as about spiritual renewal by salvation through Christ. My contention in these conversations has been that with the church putting so much emphasis on cultural renewal that it was missing, in fact consciously overlooking, opportunities to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ. Continue reading “Tim Keller – Follow the Money”
(This article is re-posted with permission from FreedomTorch.com)
by Jonathan Cousar
I was so surprised to see an article posted here – on my own website about my former pastor, Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City! The author, like many, is praising Keller’s recent book, Generous Justice. I went to Tim Keller’s church for nearly 20 years and in fact I left just last year because of my growing concern that the church and Tim were far more liberal, theologically and ideologically than I had ever imagined.
However, I never intended to write anything about it here because it just didn’t seem like a relevant topic on FreedomTorch. But since conservative FreedomTorch members are writing about him and doing so in a most positive way, I feel I must warn my ideologically and theologically conservative friends that Tim Keller, despite claims to the contrary, is not a theological or an ideological conservative and he is most definitely not a traditional Evangelical. He is in fact very liberal on both counts. And this is something of concern, because as J. Gresham Machen so well put it in “Christianity & Liberalism”, liberal Christianity really isn’t Christianity at all. And I might add the parallel political statement that liberal Americanism really isn’t Americanism at all either! Continue reading “Tim Keller’s Social Justice”