Tim Keller:- Tweets – 2022 – February

Background

Yesterday, a good man liked an earlier post that lists a few past Tim Keller Tweets.

Now is a good time to share some recent TK Tweets.

 

Tweeter Account

Tim Keller tweets at Link.

His tweeter account is @timkellernyc.

 

Tweets

 

  1. 2022-Feb-20th
    • People change more often when you respectfully affirm some of their beliefs and then, on that basis, challenge their other beliefs. Paul in the book of Acts does this consistently. Love people–don’t berate them. And affirm them wherever you can. But insist on telling the truth.
      Link

      • Madrona@PeelingBark
        • Is changing people the goal? I thought it was that they would be saved, becoming a new creature in Christ… 🧐 Phil 3:10 “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection…”
          • I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to Him in His death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.…
            Philippians 3:10 – Knowing Christ Above All Else ( Link )
      • Jeremy @jpar1983
        • Paul: “Athenians, y’all even want to honor the unknown god, and that’s awesome. Now allow me to introduce you to Him.”
          • and said, “Men of Athens, I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and examined your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore what you worship as something unknown, I now proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples made by human hands.…
            Acts 17:23 – Paul Before the Areopagus ( Link )
  2. 2022-Feb-19th
    • The anonymity allowed by social media ironically has unmasked how cruel ordinary people can be.
  3. 2022-Feb-19th
    • It takes faith to imagine humanistic personal values arising from an impersonal universe. Most secular people I know have lots of faith beliefs.
      Link
  4. 2022-Feb-18th
    • The basic premise of religion– that if you live a good life, things will go well for you– is wrong. Jesus was the most morally upright person who ever lived, yet He had a life filled with the experience of poverty, rejection, injustice, and torture.
      Link
  5. 2022-Feb-14th
    • The human story began in a garden, but it ends in a city. The New Jerusalem contains the Tree of LIfe–it is the Garden of Eden turned into a garden City (Rev 21). Discuss.
      Link

      • David Wedel @MTrider16
        • For someone that avoids cities, that’s a depressing thought.
      • Stuart Hazeldine @stuarthazeldine
        • Garden symbolises God.
          The city symbolizes Man.
          A Garden-City symbolizes the ultimate communion of Man with God.
      • Chris Taylor @ChrisTa36269390
        • God commands the multiplication of these creatures called humans in Genesis 1.
        • God also commands and models love and intimacy for us.
        • Multiplication while reflecting that love and intimacy naturally produce cities.
      • Jeff Banks @jeffwbanks
        • As culture makers, we were always meant for the city.
          We glorified ourselves instead of God and ended up with Babel.
          In his mercy, God doesn’t do away with culture, but transforms it.
          The seeds of the city were planted in the garden.
      • Super Sam💪 @Imisioluwa_ ( Link )
        • High-level summary: Man was placed in the Garden of Eden to worship God, a priestly function.
          Man will be placed in the New Jerusalem to worship God, a priestly function.
          In both garden & city, the Tree of Life present signifies the presence of God.
          Both are God’s tabernacle.
      • Tom Wilson @tom_wilsondc ( Link )
        • A good opportunity to plug
          @ahc
          Andy Crouch’s excellent book, Culture Making.
          It has a whole chapter on the significance of Revelation’s city vision as the place where our God-given creativities reach a critical mass.
  6. 2022-Feb-12th
    • After reading and studying the Bible for 50 years–and weighing all the criticisms of it–I am convinced it is the Word of God, completely true in all it teaches, beautifully cohesive, with the supernatural power to transform us and enable us to commune with God.
      Link

      • (1) In my 20s I concluded that the Bible was wholly true. That was not a gradual or recent conviction. (2) But for 50 years I’ve read every opposing view–every critique of the truth of Bible I could get my hands on. They fall short. They don’t make their case.
      • Paul Watkins @ Unwise Monkey ( Link )
        • 50 years eh? 10 minutes on ‘special’ mushrooms might persuade you of a different perspective. (and the music is better!)
      • #LisaAnnGillette @lisaanngillette
        • In all my remaining days I will hear the voice of Tim Keller teaching the Bible and bringing the word of God to life.
      • Andy Bruner @andy_bruner ( Link )
        • Upton Sinclair
          • It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it
      • Perry Granberry @olderthandirt22
        • In accordance with Pascal and some of the apostles/disciples “to whom else shall we go?“! There is hope nowhere else!
      • Simon Hadfield @shadfabeast
        • It’s a book. Written by Romans for political cohesion. You have a 50-year headache to unpack.
      • ArmyWifeConservative (not on board the TrumpTrain) @LaurieB65225012
        • Yes, the word of God is “a lamp to our feet and a light to our path”.
      • neveragainthisit5 @neveragainthis1
        • What are your thoughts on the Council of Nicea and how does that relate with God’s inspiration?
      • Nathanael @Nathana35117738
        • who missed it, key words being, “true in all it teaches.” The operative question being what is this collection of works teaching?
          Historically, critics tend to challenge things which are beside the point, immaterial to the case being made, the narrative being laid.
      • Bob Owen @BobOwenLaw
        • Thank you for recommending “Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.” It’s an eye-opening piece of work about the literal truth of the Gospels.
      • julie @jkb200 ( Link )
        • trinity: father, son, and holy spirit. not father, son, and holy bible.
      • C M Quijandria @cmquijandria
        • Yes! Just reading Richard Rohr’s new book Things Hidden! Couldn’t agree more!!
      • בְּרֵאשִׁית 💥💦🌱🌘🐟🦎 @HiddenManna4 ( Link )
        • Yes. And cohesively beautiful. I’ve only been studying it 25 years, since @profrah started teaching me to read the poetry of Genesis 1. The brilliance of the text just never stops surprising you. It’s a poetry where a loyal God’s lovingkindness and truth finds you in its depth.
  7. 2022-January-12th
    • The more we know God, ourselves, the human heart, the order of creation, the times and seasons, the more we will have the wisdom to wise decisions
      Link
  8. 2021-December-30th
    • OK, so I’ve used this platform long enough to make some observations. Here are seven Habits of Twitter best REJECTED:
      Link

      • 1) The worst possible way to read a tweet is the right way.
      • 2) If I can impute bad motives to you I don’t have to deal with your argument.
      • 3) If you cite person X at all you must answer for everything person X ever did or said.
      • 4) I only engage tweets that support my narrative of you. Other tweets, videos, articles, or books by you I can ignore as if you never said any of them.
      • 5) I can attribute opinions to you that I suspect you would not own.
      • 6) There are only three categories for tweets: a) those on my side b) those on the other evil side, c) wrongfully trying to compromise in the middle. There are no other kinds.
      • 7) The best way to influence the culture and speak truth to power is through social media and not through books or scholarship or face-to-face relationships or building institutions. 

 

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