Redeemer Presbyterian Church Sermons
People often speak as if faith and reason are implacable enemies. In this sermon, Tim Keller argues the contrary--that the more we think, the deeper our faith grows. He contrasts the explanatory power of Christianity and atheism, and argues that it is only through Christianity that we can truly make sense of the world we experience.
Additional scriptural references made in this sermon are: 2 Corinthians 5:7; Matthew 6:25-34; Matthew 8:26; Mark 1:11.
The gospel should change not just our inner being but also the way we relate to the outside world. Paul engaged with society every day. He was distressed, indignant and compassionate about the Athenians' beliefs, but he kept his eyes on the cross to inform his words. He recognized their idols and raised up Jesus as the only true God.
As Christians, we are often challenged by others or by ourselves to confront questions about science versus religion, and how to view the miracles of the Bible. What are the arguments used to invalidate Christianity? An examination of the main arguments teaches us the origins of the questions, their ramifications, and how to handle them. This talk was given during a leadership training session at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.