Timothy J. Keller is an American Christian pastor, theologian, and author, born on September 23, 1950, in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a Presbyterian family and attended Bucknell University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1972.
Timothy J. Keller went on to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1975. He later earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1981.
Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and a small group of people. The church has since grown to become a multi-site congregation with over 5,000 members. Keller is also the co-founder and vice president of The Gospel Coalition, a network of evangelical churches and pastors, and the author of numerous books.
Keller is widely regarded as one of the most influential Christian thinkers of our time. He is known for his ability to engage skeptics and believers alike and to communicate complex theological ideas in a clear and compelling way. He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life in 2020.
Today, Keller continues to preach and teach at Redeemer Presbyterian Church and to write and speak on issues related to faith and culture. He and his wife reside in New York City and have three adult sons.
Timothy J. Keller is a prolific author, having written numerous books on Christianity and its intersection with modern culture. Some of his most notable works include:
"The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism" - In this book, Keller presents a rational defense of Christianity and responds to common objections and doubts about faith.
"The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith" - This book offers a fresh look at the parable of the prodigal son and its implications for understanding God's grace and the Christian life.
"Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters" - In this book, Keller examines the idols that often compete with God for our affections and offers a biblical perspective on finding true fulfillment.
"Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering" - Keller offers a thoughtful and compassionate exploration of the problem of suffering and the Christian response to it.
"Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work" - This book explores the biblical view of work and offers practical insights for finding meaning and purpose in one's vocation.
"The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God" - Keller offers a biblically grounded vision of marriage and offers guidance for navigating its challenges and complexities.
"Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God" - This book explores the nature of prayer and offers insights and practical guidance for deepening one's relationship with God through prayer.