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March 02, 2008

Nourishment to my Soul

This week I've been listening to Tim Keller's sermon series The Trouble with Christianity: Why it's so Hard to Believe it. These sermons have been so nourishing to my soul, especially the ones on doubt and suffering. This preaching is so basic and Christ-focused, but not at all simplistic. Listening drives my heart to worship our God.


Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?
1 John 4:1-10

Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?
1 Peter 1:3-12

Absolutism: Don't we all have to find truth for ourselves?
Galatians 2:4-16

Injustice: Hasn't Christianity been an instrument for oppression?
James 2:1-17

Hell: Isn't the God of Christianity an angry Judge?
Luke 16:19-31

Doubt: What should I do with my doubts?
John 20:1-18

Literalism: Isn't the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?
Luke 1:1-4; 24:13-32

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Thumbs up...I haven't listened to those, but five years ago or so a friend of mine whose daughter went to Keller's church in NYC, started passing along Keller tapes to me. I was brought up by intellectual/artsy agnostic parents, and Keller speaks in a language that speaks to me. My faith today is deeply indebted to his preaching.

Posted by: Kathy at March 2, 2008 09:45 PM

Thanks for the recommendation. I have been so blessed by Tim Keller's sermons. I'll download these now and look forward to listening to them later. I'm looking forward to reading his book.

Posted by: Missy at March 2, 2008 11:50 PM

Yay for Tim Keller. I haven't listened to that series. What sermons/lectures I have listened to soothe my soul as well.

On a completely different note, do you have recommendations on how to cook dried beans so that they taste good? :)

Posted by: Carole at March 3, 2008 07:43 PM

i will put this on the "to listen" list. i was listening to an interview on npr yesterday with bart ehrman, the author who wrote "misquoting jesus" and "god's problem." he addressed several of the questions you posted and said he had found no sufficient answers and thus turned his back on god and the church. how it saddened me yet made me thankful that there are indeed answers to such questions. thank you for the post.

Posted by: kate ortiz at March 3, 2008 09:14 PM


 
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