May 19, 2011
Evangelical pastor and best-selling author Tim Keller urged a largely white, evangelical audience Tuesday to return to urban ministry, not to save the city but to serve it.
"The city has more images of God per square inch than suburban or rural areas," Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, told hundreds who attended a luncheon at the Holiday Inn at the Wilson Center of the University of Memphis.
"Why would you not love the city?"
Keller, who has helped to plant dozens of urban congregations across the country, said evangelicals who are thriving in suburban settings must plant new churches and ministries in Memphis and other urban areas. The effort would draw younger generations, more non-Christians and unchurched Christians, and serve people of influence as well as the poor, he said. Read rest of article at Commercial Appeal
May 14, 2011