Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and I co-host the Life and Books and Everything podcast.
Our most recent episode is an interview with Tim Keller (b. 1955), the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, the chairman and co-founder of Redeemer City to City, the co-founder of The Gospel Coalition, and a New York Times bestselling author.
To each of us fortysomethings, he is a gracious friend, an insightful counselor, a wise encourager, and a father in the faith.
We talked about his cancer, what books shaped him, defining evangelicalism, Christian celebrity, and Brad Vermurlen’s important new scholarly study, Reformed Resurgence: The New Calvinist Movement and the Battle Over American Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2020).
Here are the timestamps for the episode:
Promoting, Celebrating, and Articulating Systematic Theology [0:01–1:30]
Keller: I’m Fighting Sin Not Cancer [1:30–17:03]
Keller’s Top Book Recommendations for Forming Pastors and Leaders [17:03–21:37]
Tim Keller’s Other Spiritual Gifts [21:37–27:13]
Why Keller and Carson Have a Soft Spot for British Evangelicalism [27:13—34:20]
Reading at a Rural Church; Eating in a Big City [34:20 –39:41]
Reformed Resurgence: The Young, Restless, and Reformed Movement [39:41 – 51:06]
Evangelical Celebrities [51:06 – 54:33]
How to Define Evangelicalism: Models vs. Institutions [54:33–1:00:34]
More About the Pastor Celebrity Experience [1:00:34–1:10:20]
Post-Movement Evangelistic Strategies [1:10:20–1:12:25]
For the three of us, it was a deeply edifying, encouraging, insightful episode. We hope you find it to be the same.