Redeemer Presbyterian - West Side
Renewing the city socially, spiritually and culturally New York , NY
Dr. Timothy J. Keller has been serving as Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City since founding it in 1989, when he, his wife Kathy, and their sons David, Michael and Jonathan moved to the city from Philadelphia where Tim taught on the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary. Now with over 5,000 in attendance and a staff of over 100, Redeemer has been creatively and holistically serving New York City while also spawning a movement of new churches, both at home and in major urban areas throughout the world. Dr. Keller is the author of "The Prodigal God" and "The Reason for God" (Penguin) and "Ministries of Mercy" (Presbyterian and Reformed).
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ElizabethI think the first thing that draws a person to Redeemer is probably the high quality of teaching. Tim Keller, the head pastor, is very well known as an engaging preacher. In general all of the teaching and preaching is challenging, relevant to life in New York City, and has something to offer both the intellectually questioning seeker as well as Christians. The West side evening services combine hymns with current worship songs; the morning service has traditional hymns.
ChrisI visited Redeemer West Side for the first time last Sunday. Pastor Keller talked about when the Babylonian King sentenced Shadrach & co. to burn because they refused to worship the King's gods and how God rescued them because of their faith by sending Christ into the \fiery furnace\" to protect them. I really enjoyed how Pastor Keller explained small details like how the King's gods represented pluralism and Babylonian culture and then related those details to life in New York City. (that is
CarlyRedeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC is doing great things to improve and empower the Christian writers in the city. On Thursday, October 13th at 7 pm, the Redeemer Writers Group met for a time of fellowship, learning and practice. The evening was hosted by Christian author Caroline Coleman, who presented the group with successful tactics on how to evoke emotion from the reader when writing fiction stories. She also expanded on how to be an effective author without losing sight of oneâÃÃ´s faith. Some of the groupâÃÃ´s attendees are published authors, some are aspiring authors and others just like to write for fun. Coleman spoke about various types of emotion and had the group write short story examples of each emotion She also gave advice on how to improve their writing as they shared what they had written.
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