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“The enemies are both right¹.”

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–Timothy Keller

“I find your lack of faith–disturbing².”

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–Darth Vader

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    “Each side demands that you not only disagree with but disdain the other as (at best) crazy or (at worst) evil.” [yadda yadda yadda…]

   “Which is it? Is skepticism or faith on the ascendancy in the world today? The answer is Yes. The enemies are both right. Skepticism, fear, and anger toward traditional religion are growing in power and influence. But at the same time, robust, orthodox [evangelical] belief in the traditional faiths is growing as well.”

   But that’s just the beginning of the story.

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   We live in a “modern” time of religious confusion. It’s a time when even the “thinking Christians” along with the thinking non-Christians are getting much of their information from the choir they sing with. Yes, Tim Keller is an “insider,” but one who started a now thriving church in New York City³, of all places, not long ago. His book, The Reason for God, which we’ve mentioned before, is the source of these quotes.

   We still highly recommend it.

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   ¹ Timothy Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in a Age of Skepticism (Dutton, Penguin Group, 2008). Here taken from Kindle electronic version. Keller starts off looking at both sides of the field before weighing in. This book is a reasonable and readable apologetic for the Christian faith.

   ² This quote from Darth Vader, à la Keller, starts off the introduction of The Reason for God.

   ³ Keller founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989. Today Redeemer has nearly 6000 regular attendees at 5 services, a host of daughter churches, and is planting churches in large cities throughout the world.