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Dr. Timothy Keller, pastor and bestselling author, dies at 72
Keller remains famous for his urban Christian ministry
Hi ReligionUnplugged readers,
Pastor and author Timothy Keller died on May 19 at of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 72.
Keller founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, which now has five campuses across the city and a wide ministry beyond. He was also the author of several bestselling books like “The Reason for God” and “The Prodigal God.”
He first announced his cancer diagnosis in June 2020 and had been receiving treatments since that time.
ReligionUnplugged intern Rafa Oliveira encapsulates Keller’s legacy and life’s work in today’s top story. Let us know what Keller meant to you on Substack or on our website!
Once a seminary professor, Pastor Tim Keller planted Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in the early 1990s and ministered to the, arguably, unchurched elite of Manhattan in New York City. In rented auditoriums, Keller preached in professorial style to thousands of young professionals and families. by Rafa Oliveira
(OPINION) Because a key tenet of Quakerism is continuing revelation, Quakerism has become a safe place to explore spiritual journeys and learn what your own Inner Light is saying to you. It was the echo I saw between the early Quakers and the current seekers and the need I saw for an in-flesh community that led me to advocate for a workshop to explore those ideas. by Karen Tibbals
(REVIEW) More books have been written about St. Francis of Assisi than virtually any other historical figure after Jesus Christ. In the Italian town of his birth, he is even the subject of an entire bookstore. As this enthralling exhibition at The National Gallery demonstrates, the revered saint also captured the imaginations of artists who have for generations told his remarkable story without the need for words. by David Trigg
(REVIEW) The summer is synonymous with reading on the beach or near the pool. So here are three new books to consider adding to your list. by Clemente Lisi
JERUSALEM — Israel’s central — and arguably shameful — role in the global antiquities business was the subject of a Zoom lecture on May 2 sponsored by the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and the Palestine Exploration Fund headquartered in London. by Gil Zohar
Artificial Intelligence programs such as ChatGPT continue to become more popular and accessible. With many questioning the future of AI and its implications, we asked Apple’s Siri a series of questions about different religious faiths. by Rafa Oliveira
Canon India uploaded a picture from Kashmir on its social media handles last year. As soon as it reached the audience in Muslim-dominant region, a wave of anger and outrage swept across people after they saw a couple posing for a memorable picture in the backdrop of Hazratbal shrine, which is believed to be the most revered religious place in Kashmir. by Kaleem Geelani
(ANALYSIS) Since 2008, the PTA has repeatedly banned or taken steps to ban online Ahmadi content inside Pakistan. However, the PTA has now extended its efforts to block or remove content that is hosted outside of Pakistan in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Singapore and Switzerland. by Isabella Meibauer
A former employee of a $100 billion investment fund owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave an interview on national TV program “60 Minutes” about his experience working at the Salt Lake City-based Ensign Peak Advisors Inc. and what drove him to file a whistleblower complaint with the IRS and other government entities. by Paul Glader
In this week’s Weekend Plug-in, Bobby Ross Jr. highlights the ongoing battles over who’s in — and who’s out — among Southern Baptists and United Methodists. Plus, as always, catch up on all the best reads and top headlines in the world of faith.
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