Princeton Theological Seminary Rescinds Award to be Given to Tim Keller
Dr. Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, was slated to give a lecture on British theologian and missiologist Lesslie Newbigin and receive the Abraham Kuyper Award for Theology and Public Life at Princeton Seminary. Today, Princeton Seminary President Craig Barnes announced that the school would not present the award to Keller, but would still invite him to give a lecture.
In an email to the Seminary community Barnes said the decision reflected a concern that presenting Keller with the award would be confused with an endorsement of the Presbyterian Church in America‚Äôs teaching that the office of elder is limited to men. Princeton Seminary is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), which is committed to ordaining women and LBGTQ people into the ministry....
Jessica Li wrote: ...While Keller has publicly shunned the evangelical label due to its political and fundamentalist connotations, he has also criticized mainline Protestant Churches that adopted socially liberal positions. In 1989, Keller founded the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, which he described as neither mainline nor fundamentalist. With a 5,000-strong membership, Redeemer remains affiliated with Presbyterian Church in America, which has expressed commitment to ‚Äúthe sanctity of human sexual relationships‚ÄĚ and described homosexuality as a sin. PCA also denounced abortions....
... President Craig Barnes noted that his institution stands in ‚Äúprophetic opposition‚ÄĚ to the PCA and other Christian denominations that are not inclusive of women or those of various sexual orientations....
... Barnes later indicated that Keller had initiated a proposal to set the prize aside.
Despite being dropped from the honor, Keller agreed to speak and delivered his remarks titled ‚Äúchurch planting‚ÄĚ last week.
During his lecture, Keller spoke about the offense of the cross.
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Re sending an award, after it was announced is worthy of a lawsuit. I mean, if this wasn't wrapped up in " Christian speak", a case could be made for libel. And since PCUSA. Is a representation of the secular church of paganism, I would grant that a lawsuit is appropriate in this case.
There is great irony and humor in this article. Dr. Keller is one of the leaders who championed the all-but ordaining of women as deacons in the PCA. Some churches actually did ordain them and Keller's may have been one of them. Their rationale for ordaining/commissioning deaconesses is based on the flimsiest of exegesis, ignoring the qualifications of Timothy & Titus. Really irony & quite funny.
1Cor10:"cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? 23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth." -- NO ONE who is trying to clearly portray Christianity would seek an award from antichristian apostate despisers of God's word. --- 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." -- In these last days a clear line needs to border evil from truth -- Liberty in A Univerity becomes libertines and leaders should not give or receive accolades from evil leaders. -- news is old.
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Heaven Rejoices as the Devil is cast down, woe to the inhabitants of Earth.
Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short