Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan has just published what looks to be an excellent book entitled The Reason for God. I’ve read that it is Van Til, distilled for the average New Yorker who questions Christianity. I haven’t picked up the book yet, but I am halfway through the sermon series that he gave a year ago based on the contents of the book. They are really quite good.
Keller knows how to clearly speak the gospel to our culture. He’ll use Foucault, Nietzche and Kierkegaard as much as he will Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Jonathan Edwards. His ability to explain hard teachings like hell and suffering in a way that makes sense to skeptics is something to learn. I’ve had a similar experience with the amazing people at St. Paul’s Bloor Street in Toronto. That makes sense considering that they have a relationship with people like Keller, John Stott and J.I. Packer.