Many people today are Christian, but what happens after you become a Christian?
Pastor Tim Keller who has written a very helpful book, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (http://thereasonforgod.com/), and a number of other books has provided a discussion based group study called The Gospel in Life (http://gospelinlife.com/). The Gospel in Life is a series of mini-lectures by Tim Keller in which he tries to help fill in the gaps to what Christians do and be the other 6 days of the week when they are not at church. The purpose of this blog is to engage issues of faith and culture while seeking to bring glory to God in all things.
How do we apply the theology that we learn on Sunday mornings or elsewhere to the other 6 days of the week?
This study is a way to help understand how to integrate some of the complexities of scripture that many Christians are familiar with into the daily life which many Christians have difficulty doing. Sometimes, the theology taught in church or read in a book is great, but there is a bridge to be made between the intellectual knowledge and the practical ‘hands and feet’ of living redemptive lives as Christians. I hope that I am able to serve the church and others with this blog by making known some theological issues and analyzing how they interact with culture, but also how we can seek to apply theology to our daily lives as Christians. Watch this video as Pastor Tim Keller talks about The Gospel in Life:
Also, if you are a Christian and have deep questions about the faith, are struggling with some issues of theology, or are perhaps not a Christian at all and there are certain aspects of Christianity that seem troubling to you, then I recommend picking up a copy of The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. It is the modern and perhaps more apologetic Mere Christianity of our modern age. Tim Keller answers questions of doubt and problems people have with Christianity in full-force in each chapter while retaining a pastoral demeanor in doing so. It is one of my favorite books and I fully recommend it to all who haven’t read it.
If you are interested in purchasing either the study The Gospel in Life or The Reason for God for your church, a group of close friends, or for your personal enjoyment, then I recommend purchasing from either ChristianBook.com, though the respective websites along with Amazon.com are perfectly okay. ChristianBook.com has a site where your purchase will support the seminary I attended, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and you aren’t paying more for this either. If this interests you more than the fast shipping of Amazon.com, then please visit http://gcts.christianbook.com/ for more info.
Tim Keller is pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, author of many books, one of the most influential pastors in America today, and a Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary alum.