The Insider and the Outcast
The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus Christ. In the second essay of his new series, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times -bestselling...
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The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus Christ. In the second essay of his new series, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times-bestselling author of The Reason for God, shows how those encounters can still have a deep effect on us today. By examining the biblical passages where Jesus speaks with an insider, Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council, and an outsider, a Samaritan woman, Keller sheds light on the subject of sin - the biblical concept for what is wrong with the world. This second essay in the ten-part Encounters with Jesus series also includes an exclusive look at Timothy Keller's book on faith and work: Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God's Work.
This and the other nine in the series make up the complete Encounters With Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions.
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.