Thursday, December 20, 2007

Smashing idols (Tim Keller)

Three outstanding talks by Tim Keller.

1. Smashing idols - gospel realisation
2. Smashing idols - gospel communication
3. Smashing idols - gospel incarnation

Putting the gospel in, pound the side of your head with it until it drops into the heart and overflows in graciousness. (Coke machine illustration)

Which is what I think Ian Stackhouse is getting at when he calls preachers to keep re-evangelising the church. And what CJ Mahaney is getting at when he calls on us to keep the main thing the main thing. And when David Prior says, don't move on from the cross but get deeper into it.

See also: Thomas Chalmers - the expulsive power of a new affection

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