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University Students Read the Sermon on the Mount with virgin eyes

Tim Keller’s two-minute illustration (38:45–40:45) on the Sermon on the Mount, Why People Hate the Sermon on the Mount Virginia Stem Owens. “God and Man at Texas A&M.” Reformed Journal 37, no. 11 (1987): 3–4. Also in Keller’s sermon “The … Continue reading

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Notes on “Wisdom: How To Live It” by Tim Keller

My notes from Tim Keller’s sermon Wisdom: How To Live It We need wisdom. Three things that characterize a wise life: A glorious fight A guarded heart A living word A Glorious Fight

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Wisdom: What is It? by Tim Keller (What is the Fear of the LORD: Negative Fear vs. Positive Fear)

Notes from Tim Keller’s Sermon “Wisdom: What Is It” (First my own comment. These notes that I take on Keller sermons are always somewhere between transcript and paraphrase. Do you want to know which one? You’d have to listen to … Continue reading

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Notes from Tim Keller’s Sermon Hero of Heroes

From the sermon Hero of Heroes.  Quote from Walter Truett Anderson “Today our leaders are stars not heroes. Stars are surrounded by crowds, heroes walk alone. Stars consult focus groups. Heroes consult their conscience. ” The very idea of heroism … Continue reading

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Illustrations from Tim Keller’s Sermon “The Gospel in a Pluralistic Culture”

Tim Keller sermon from 1/13/2013 Time Stamp 11:30 in the sermon. A longer version of the Toyohiko Kagawa quote about his conversion can be found here. I am grateful for Shinto, for Buddhism and for Confucianism. I owe much to … Continue reading

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Relational Generosity

Tim Keller’s sermon Generosity and Relationships was on forgiveness and he mentioned Tippi Hedren whose rebuff of Alfred Hitchkock is now made famous by a new HBO movie “The Girl”. Keller notes her capacity to forgive and avoid bitterness. Here is … Continue reading

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A Personal Relationship with the Universe

In my Easter sermon I made the point that people are having personal relationships with lots of things. Here Verizon (a few days late) gives me a nice illustration. All in the context of reading “When God Talks Back”.

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