Tim Keller’s Heterodox Views of God & Christianity

In his book, The Reason for God (quite a title!) Tim Keller espouses some, shall we say, heterodox thinking in regards to the nature and character of God as well as some pretty strange thinking of Christianity. I won’t cite everything that gave me the heebies, but here are a few.

For example, Keller claims:

  • that God ‘does not seek his own glory but the glory of others’ (p. 218).
  • that Jesus came to ‘restore justice to the oppressed and marginalized, physical wholeness to the diseased and dying, community to the isolated and lonely and spiritual joy and connection to those alienated from God’. – p. 224
  • that true worship must include ‘serv[ing] the human community and car[ing] for the created environment’ -  p .224

and get this…

  • Keller claims ‘The work of the Spirit of God is not only to save souls but also to care [for] and cultivate the face of the earth, the material world.’  p. 223

Honest question (and feel free to discuss): Where are any of these bizarre teachings in the Word of God?

For the record, my God seeks His own glory. My Jesus came to save sinners not redeem culture (the latter is an impossibility; the Bible says the culture of the world is passing away). The Holy Spirit described in Scripture, is certainly not the one being described in this book by Keller.

Beware my brethren, this man and anyone or any group (read coalition) who promotes his thinking or his work.