“Engaging With Keller” Review // Ch. 5 “Timothy Keller’s Hermeneutic: An Example For the Church to Follow?” (Richard Holst)

We are more than halfway through reviewing¬†Engaging With Keller, and today’s chapter, written by Richard Holst, examines whether Tim Keller’s ‘hermeneutic’ is faithful and confessional. ¬†I will admit three issues up front I had with this chapter. ¬†First, Holst doesn’t define Keller’s ‘hermeneutic’. ¬†He critiques Keller’s exegesis at several passages, but exegesis and hermeneutics are […]

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“Engaging With Keller” Review // Ch. 4 “The Church’s Mission: Sent to ‘Do Justice’ in the World?” (Peter J. Naylor)

After a few days off, Missio Confessio is back to review¬†Engaging With Keller,¬†and today’s chapter, written by Peter Naylor, critiques Tim Keller’s thesis on generous justice and the mission of the church. ¬†This chapter encapsulates, I think, one of the more central concerns of Reformed and confessional churches concerning Keller’s teaching. ¬†The reason for this […]

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“Engaging With Keller” Review // Ch. 3 “Losing the Dance: Is the ‘Divine Dance’ a Good Explanation of the Trinity?” (Kevin Bidwell)

In the few days I’ve blogged through each section of¬†Engaging With Keller: ¬†Thinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical, my gut reaction is that most of the authors have 1) misread Keller (especially reading much into Keller) 2) underestimated the biblical and confessional boundaries of certain doctrines and 3) expressed a personal dislike for […]

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“Engaging With Keller” Review // Ch. 2 “Brimestone-Free’ Hell” (William Schweitzer)

The second chapter in this new book engaging the thought and practice of well-known evangelical Presbyterian pastor, Tim Keller, deals with Keller’s presentation of the doctrine of hell and judgment. Like the previous chapter, the author acknowledges Keller’s orthodoxy and intention to uphold Christian doctrine when many are going too far in questioning the doctrine. […]

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“Engaging With Keller” Review // Ch. 1 “Keller on ‘Rebranding’ the Doctrine of Sin”

Iain D. Campbell is first up to bat as he examines Tim Keller’s popular presentation on sin. ¬†Harmatiology (the study of the doctrine of sin) is one of Campbell’s research interests as seen in his book¬†The Doctrine of Sin¬†where he interacts with various 20th century liberal and neo-orthodox theologians. Before getting into the meat of […]

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