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Tim Keller Biography and Wiki
Tim Keller is an American pastor, theologian, and defender of Christianity. He is the co-founder and chairman of Redeemer City to City, an organization that prepares pastors for ministry all around the world. In addition, he established Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
Tim Keller Education
Keller holds degrees from Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. Under the direction of Harvie M. Conn, he earned his D.Min. there in 1981. Due to the ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, with which he later worked as staff, he converted to Christianity while attending Bucknell University.
Tim Keller Age and Birthday
How old is Tim? Keller is 72 years old as of 2022. e was born on 23 September 1950 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 23 September every year.
Tim Keller Nationality and Ethnicity
Keller holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. He is of mixed race. READ ALSO: Kirk Franklin.
Tim Keller Parents
Keller is the son of Louise A. Keller (Clemente) and William B. Keller, a manager of television advertising.
Tim Keller Wife
Together with his wife Kathy, Keller currently resides on Roosevelt Island in New York City. David, Michael, and Jonathan Keller are the three sons of the Kellers.
Tim Keller Height
Keller stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).
Tim Keller’s Net Worth
How much does Tim Keller make? Keller has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.
Tim Keller Cancer and Health
Keller disclosed his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in June 2020. On December 3, 2021, a tweet stated that the cancer was under control.
Tim Keller Redeemer Presbyterian Church
As of 2008, the number of people attending Redeemer Presbyterian Church increased from 50 to over 5,000, which led some to describe him as “the most successful Christian evangelist in the city.”Redeemer was hailed as “one of Manhattan’s most vital congregations” by Christianity Today in 2004.
The church has a unique composition for a megachurch in the United States due to its focus on young urban professionals, whom Keller believes have disproportionate influence over culture and its ideas. Adults who are single make up the majority of the congregation; Additionally, it has a large number of Asian-American members who are employed in the arts and financial services.” he hardly shrinks from difficult Christian truths, [but] he sounds different from many of the shrill evangelical voices in the public sphere,” according to one critic of his sermons.A politically centrist church is the result of Keller’s frequent criticism of both political parties and his refusal to take public positions on political issues.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church also established the Center for Faith and Work to train professionals in Christian theology, Redeemer City to City to train and fund pastors in New York and other cities, and Hope for New York, a non-profit organization that sends volunteers and grants to over 40 faith-based ministries serving social needs in New York City.
The Gospel Coalition, a group of Reformed leaders from across the United States, was co-founded by Keller. His global influence has grown as a result of his mentoring of younger church leaders like Steve Chong in Sydney and Scott Sauls in Nashville. Keller resigned as senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church on July 1, 2017. Through Redeemer City to City, the move was a part of a larger plan to shift his focus from preaching to training the next generation of church leaders and starting new churches in global cities.
Tim Keller Gospel Versus Religion
Keller’s teaching of the gospel, which emphasizes the ideas of utter depravity, unmerited grace, and substitutionary atonement, has served as the focal point and foundation of his ministry. The gospel is this: We are more wicked and imperfect in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the same time, we are more loved and welcomed in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope, according to his oft-quoted statement. Keller contrasts this vision of the gospel with “conventional religion” and “irreligion” (which he defines as the belief that there is no God or no need for his favor).
The phrase “gospel third method” or “gospel-centered” has been used to describe this strategy. His interpretation of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, which is based on a teaching of one of Keller’s teachers, Edmund Clowney, is typical of this school of thought (see The Prodigal God).
Tim Keller Theological Views
Keller prefers to identify to himself as orthodox because “he believes in the importance of personal conversion, or being “born again,” and the complete authority of the Bible.” Keller rejects the name “evangelical” due to its political and fundamentalist connotations. Even though some within that tradition have criticized him for his contemporary understanding of its ideas, he identifies with Calvinist theology. He has been referred to as a “neo-Calvinist” and a “doctrine-friendly emerging pastor.”
Tim Keller Books
- Resources for Deacons: Love Expressed through Mercy Ministries
- Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
- Church Planter Manual
- The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
- The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
- Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
- Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just
- King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
- The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
- The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy
- Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
- Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work
- Galatians For You
- Judges For You
- Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
- Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions
- Romans 1-7 For You
- Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God