Keller, Timothy 
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9/23/1950
Description
Timothy Keller is a theologian and pastor at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, which he founded in 1989. Although it started with only 75 members, it swelled to approximately 5,000 members by the early 2000s.

His success as a pastor comes from his cultural and intellectual awareness that New Yorkers enjoy. Fearing the anti-intellectualism he sees in some Christian circles, he quotes New Yorker and Nietzsche in his sermons. Moreover, his New York parishioners resonate with his discussions of financial greed and obsessing with success. Though he is an evangelist in the literal sense, his ability to critique both conservatives and liberals appeals to his urban Christian audience, many of whom are educated young professionals.

Keller is also known for his writing. Of his numerous books, he is best known for his New York Times bestselling book entitled The Reason for God (2008), which defends Christian belief in the modern world.
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Missional Church Movement
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Timothy Keller portrait- Flickr- photo by Frank Licorice (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Timothy Keller portrait- Redeemer Presbyterian Church

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller- Wikimedia Commons- by Luiscortorreal (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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http://nymag.com/news/features/62374/
"Tim Keller Wants to Save Your Yuppie Soul" by Joseph Hooper
Web Page Contributor
Benjamin T. Gurrentz
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology

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