Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Start Here.

I mentioned this book yesterday in this post

If you're wrestling with social justice just like I am, again, I'd urge you to get that book and start there. 

And while you're waiting for it to arrive, you can download a free podcast from Tim Keller on Justice.  It's basically the heart of this book, in one message. 

1.  If you don't already have iTunes, download it for free here. *
2.  Go to the Podcast section of the iTunes Store and search for "Timothy Keller Podcast".
3.  Subscribe for free, and get everything in the archive.  They're all good. You'll find the message titled,
     "Justice" there,  released on 2/19/10. 

What I especially love about TK and his church, Redeemer Presbyterian in NY, NY, is that these aren't just words and ideas he's proposing.  For instance, he waited to write this book on justice for decades, after living it out himself, and with his church- in significant, messy, difficult, and beautiful ways. 

Redeemer is also a church that strives to be biblically and culturally relevant, encouraging it's members to engage their creativity, their energy, and their full minds into every part of the culture, for the glory of God.  (If you can't tell, I'm pretty into this church.)

TK's books are never a waste of time.  And these podcasts- classic messages from his years at Redeemer covering a full spectrum of topics- they're excellent.

*I absolutely love using iTunes, and our iPods- but don't buy your music at iTunes.  Use Amazon MP3, it's better for myriad reasons, most importantly, because the music is way cheaper, and it imports right into...iTunes.


Kiki said...

I think you'd really like the book Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker. I also like Irresistable Revolution. I think I'll check out Tim Keller, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for a year now. January 26, 2010 was the first post of yours I read and I have saved it as your site page rather than your home page because I liked that post so much. Thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration and to honestly challenge me to think and to do!

Megan said...

I don't take words like that lightly- thank you!