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Tim Keller Q&A

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The following are excerpts from Tim Keller’s Q&A sessions. Highlighted here are some answers to some interesting and frequently asked questions.

 


Bible

 

Is the Bible literally true?  Listen
How do Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 relate?  Listen
Is the New Testament canon reliable and accurate?  Listen

 


Community

 

Why join a church?  Listen

 


Contemporary topics and issues

 

Frodo as Christ figure in The Lord of the Rings  Listen
Tolkien’s imagination and the transformation of Anglo-Saxon mythology  Listen

 


Cross

 

How did Jesus give up his treasure on the cross?  Listen

 


Election and predestination

 

What is the doctrine of election?  Listen

 


Evil

 

Where did evil come from?  Listen

 


God

 

What does it mean to “fear” God?  Listen

 


God’s will

 

God’s blueprint for our life vs. ours  Listen
God’s secret and revealed will  Listen
Our screw-ups and God’s will, Part 1  Listen
Our screw-ups and God’s Will, Part 2  Listen

 


Justification

 

If my fear of punishment is gone, what’s my incentive to live a holy life?  Listen
Jesus as Redeemer, not merely a teacher  Listen

 


Money

 

Giving and spending money  Listen
Sacrifice and the tithe  Listen

 


Prayer

 

Does prayer really change things?  Listen
The Lord’s Prayer: Lead us not into temptation  Listen
Prayer and the second commandment  Listen

 


Reincarnation

 

Does reincarnation fit with Scripture?  Listen

 


Sex and singleness

 

Dating a person who does not share your beliefs  Listen
Jesus as lover  Listen
Sexual “compatibility”  Listen
Celibacy and sexual “fasting”  Listen
Is there a biblical commandment against premarital sex?  Listen

 


Sin

 

Does God forgive sins you continue to repeat?  Listen

 


Trinity

 

How can Christianity be both monotheistic and Trinitarian?  Listen

 


Work

 

Vocation: Three parts to discerning a call  Listen