Loving the City (City From Center Church)
This new edition contains the second section of Centre Church in an easy-to-read format with new reflections and additional essays from Timothy Keller and several other contributors. Keller examines the 'city vision' through Scripture, with ideas for cultural engagement that...
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This new edition contains the second section of Centre Church in an easy-to-read format with new reflections and additional essays from Timothy Keller and several other contributors. Keller examines the 'city vision' through Scripture, with ideas for cultural engagement that are thoughtful and biblically faithful.
Even if you don't go to the city to minister, make no mistake-the city is coming to you. Regardless of your particular cultural or geographical context, you will need to consider the city when forming a theological vision that engages the people you are trying to reach.
In Loving the City, bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller looks at the biblical foundations for contextualizing the gospel as we communicate to the culture in a way that is both respectful and challenging. He articulates the key characteristics of a city vision, showing how the city develops as a theme throughout Scripture, from its anti-God origins, to its strategic importance for mission, to its culmination and redemption in glory.
Finally, he examines the need for thoughtful cultural engagement, unpacking four models for engaging culture, showing the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and emphasizing a blended approach that balances the key insights of each. Loving the City will help you to minister to your cultural context in a way that is biblically faithful and fruitful.
This new edition contains the second section of Center Church in an easy-to-read format with new reflections and additional essays from Timothy Keller and several other contributors.
Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy. For over twenty-five years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In ten years they helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller's books - including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God - have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.
Tim was born in 1950, raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.
Tim and his wife Kathy have three adult sons.
- :part 1: Gospel Contextualization1. Intentional Contextualization2. Balanced Contextualization3. Biblical Contextualization4. Active Contextualizationreflection: A Cultural Gospel Dan Strangepart 2: City Vision5. The Tension Of The City6. Redemption And The City7. The Call To The City8. The Gospel For The Cityreflection: Loving Your City Jon Tysonpart 3: Cultural Engagement9. The Cultural Crisis Of The Church10. The Cultural Responses Of The Church11. Why All The Models Are Right?and Wrong12. Cultural Engagement Through Blended Insightsreflection: Engaging Culture Andy Crouchresponses And Conclusion Timothy Keller