Saving Evangelicalism, with Tim Keller

Tim Keller rejoins the show to discuss, well, just about everything, it seems.

A recent New York Times essay by David Brooks, “The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism From Itself,” kicked up quite a stir. Possibly missed in the brouhaha was an unusually detailed plan of action for saving evangelicalism, provided by none other than legendary Mere Fidelity guest (and honorary host) Tim Keller. So we invited him back on to talk about it — all of it: the Christian Mind Project, the “second-generation” problem, the notion of “diagonalizing,” and much, much more.

Links Mentioned:

Davenant Institute

Merrie Band

Tim Keller

The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself” by David Brooks [paywall]

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

David French

Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World, by Larry Hurtado

Thinking Through Creation, by Christopher Watkin (diagonalization)

Attack Upon Christendom, by Soren Kierkegaard

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, by Richard Bauckham

Mark Noll on Jonathan Edwards

Veritas Forum

The Federalist Society

The Democratization of American Christianity, by Nathan Hatch

Richard Mouw

Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue, by George Bernard Shaw

Mere Orthodoxy

James Hunter

Matt’s Newsletter

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Cancer Update
Saving Evangelicalism from Itself
Diagonal Extremes
The Second-Generation Problem
Preaching, Writing, and Tweeting
Renewing the Church: Tim Keller’s List
Evangelical Who
Christian Mind Project

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