Being the Church in our Culture

by Tim Keller


Our keynote speaker of the Reform & Resurge Conference May 2006 was Dr. Tim Keller, senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, New York and founder of Redeemer Church Planting Center. Please listen to session 6 audio and the first of three talks by Dr. Keller on, "Being the Church in our Culture." In this session Dr. Keller challenges believers to understand the division in church as it relates to the culture that we are in today. Walk along with Tim Keller in the six facets of how to be a church that reaches the culture. First, more Christians living long-term in cities; second, with a better understanding of the gospel; third, living as dynamic counter-cultures in the city; fourth, integrating their faith and their work; fifth, radically committed to the good of the city as a whole; and sixth, contextualizing the gospel message. His stress lies in the fact that we must do all stated facets of ministry because they are all required by the gospel. They are not optional, and they are inter-dependent. Holistic ministry, in which Christians work sacrificially for the common good, is the necessary context for any convincing evangelistic call to believe in Jesus. This mp3 of Dr. Keller's session should give a solid foundation for all that are on mission with Jesus. (Important Notice: The notes that were provided at the conference that Dr. Keller references are not available on so please do not ask for them. Dr. Keller is developing and expanding his notes into a future book to be published soon.)

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