Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller

By Timothy Keller

So much Christians—including pastors—struggle to speak about their religion in a fashion that applies the ability of the Christian gospel to alter people’s lives. Timothy Keller is understood for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that support humans comprehend themselves, come across Jesus, and observe the Bible to their lives. during this obtainable consultant for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller is helping readers discover ways to current the Christian message of grace in a extra enticing, passionate, and compassionate manner.

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Your mind is also like this; its light shines perceptively through­ out the ten directions, encompassing all things, so why does it not know itself? Do you want to understand? Just discern the things perceived; you cannot see the mind itself. ” This is true reality. e t me g iv e 38 Seeing Through © ou p eo p le h a v e been standing here for quite a while; have you seen a single real teacher yet? Don’t keep on standing there for nothing. I am only what I call a provisional elder. ” What is Shakyamuni the Buddha?

This is a feahn apart from thoughts. ° Now if I sa^this to people, they think I am criticizing every­ one else, but if I do not talk about it, it will be hard to elucidate. Zen teachers of a certain type say to people, “ Fools! N the stump. They pass it on this way, and it is taken up this way, knocking on their chairs and holding up their whisks. This is called trying to use the mind by means of the mind. There is another type of Zen teacher who tells people not to make logical assessments, that they lose contact the minute they speak, and should recognize the primordial.

I say, if you understand all this thirty years from now, you will reafizfthat I did tell you. ” If you dp, that is caHttJthe view of an outsider. W h y d o n ’t y o u 27 Asleep you are questioned and cannot speak, where is the fault? It is generally because of seeing forms where there is no form, hearing a voice where there is nothing said, forcing rationalizations where there is no reason, asserting con­ trol where there is no control. ” Why? Just because mind is still there; so you cannot speak.

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