The Smart Shepherd


The February 18, 2008 issue of Newsweek includes a fascinating article about Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. It is worth a read.

What Tim Keller has done in New York is a superb study in good missiology applied to reach thoughtful, urban professionals with a gospel that is a combination of “orthodox Christianity, challenging preaching, with an emphasis on social justice and community service.” The article goes with the following description of Tim:

“Like so many New Yorkers Keller is a misfit. He’s a megachurch pastor who doesn’t like megachurches. He’s an orthodox Christian who believes in evolution. He emulates the puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards and loves a good restaurant. he’s an evangelist who relishes the power of doubt. New York is the perfect home for such an idiosyncratic Christian.”

One Response to “The Smart Shepherd”

  1. Mike McLaughlin Says:

    I remember hearing about Tim Keller when I was in seminary and not thinking that much about him. Then I heard him preach on a few occasions and realized that he just might be the most important preacher in the English speaking world. His ability to communicate the truths of the Gospel to this current generation is instructive to all that seek that same end. If you are reading this and have never heard of Tim Keller than I suggest that you go and google him and find his sermons. I have found a bunch of his on

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