Tag Archives: Timothy Keller

Of sloth and passionlessness

For the nth time in my life, I wrestled with the faceless monster of restlessness. I just started questioning why I do the things that I do and lost the will and zeal to carry out those responsibilities. Actually, I … Continue reading

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The elder brother (Luke 15)

In his book The Prodigal God that expounds on the parable of the prodigal son, Timothy Keller highlights the signs of an ‘elder brother’ spirit: anger towards suffering and strong sense of superiority through moral performance, joyless, fear-based compliance, and … Continue reading

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The Prodigal God

The title of the book was intriguing enough. I’ve always thought that the word prodigal meant wayward. But as the author Timothy Keller corrected me, prodigal meant ‘recklessly extravagant; having spent everything’. So it was certainly not about a wayward … Continue reading

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Why Jesus Said the Little Girl Was Sleeping Instead of Dead

[Via Justin Taylor] Tim Keller, King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus, pp. 67-69, commenting on Mark 5:38-42: Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. And when he had entered, he said to … Continue reading

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Is love all you need?

The three-sided story between Jacob, Rachel and Leah is a strange love story. I mean, I’ve never really seen it as a love story even though it has the usual plots of a Korean drama: love pangs, third party interference, … Continue reading

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Idolatry in you and me

Counterfeit gods is a difficult book to read. It’s difficult not because of bombastic language or obscure theology, but because it’s painful in incising into the inner parts and proving the existence of idols in my life. After reading this … Continue reading

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Counterfeit gods: All You’ve Ever Wanted

In Dec 09, I read an interview that Pastor Timothy Keller did with Christianity Today on his new book, Counterfeit gods. I posted about it and was intrigued enough to purchase the book. I’m almost three-quarters though, and I must … Continue reading

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