Reason For God by Tim Keller

Recently I finished the book Reason For God by Timothy Keller.  Keller is a pastor in New York City at Redeemer Church.  His book is a challenging read that I definitely suggest you pick up.  He does a great job looking at several questions and doubts about the Christian faith including (but not limited to):

  • Why does God allow suffering in the world?
  • How could a loving God send people to Hell?
  • Why isn’t Christianity more inclusive?
  • How can one religion be “right” and the others “wrong”?
  • Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God?

He addresses each doubt and explains each reason. He uses stories, philosophy, reasoning to explain each.  It’s a wonderful, thought-provoking read for both believers in Christ as well as skeptics.   The book motivated me to research other teachings and sermons from Keller and here’s what I found:

  • 374 sermons, interviews and other videos on YouTube
  • A sermon store on Redeemer.com that seemed more exhaustive than iTunes theology section
  • A half dozen or so free sermons including “reason for God”, “the Prodigal Son”, “Parenting”, “Stewardship”, “Suffering and Tragedy” as well as others
  • All time favorite sermon series include: Marriage, Cultivating a Healthy Marriage Part 1, Proverbs, Friendship, Practical Grace, The Trouble with Christianity, In Christ Jesus, and Christ: Our Treasury.

I downloaded a few of the Marriage sermons.  I’ll write a separate post with some notes from it.  It was an excellent sermon that I listened to 3 times in two weeks.  Anyway, if you have a moment on the computer to listen to a sermon or have a mp3 player, take a few moments to download and listen.

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