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<transcy>Center Church.( Une église centrée sur l'évangile)</transcy>

Timothy Keller
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In the 21 th century, many churches are seeking to adapt to the new post-Christian culture without abandoning their evangelical convictions. How, indeed, to communicate the message of grace and of the cross in our globalized culture and context?

In this book, Timothy Keller, drawing on twenty years of ministry, addresses fundamental and current theological and practical questions. He builds a theological vision of the ministry which he organizes around three fundamental axes: (1) The axis of the Gospel, which shapes the content, tone and strategy of our action. (2) The axis of urban culture, ubiquitous even outside the cities and which provides fascinating, strategic and often overlooked places of ministry. (2) The axis of movement, which encourages us to seek the good and the peace of the environment in which we live.

The book:

  • The major work of Tim Keller, an author already known in the French-speaking world through several smaller works; a remarkable balance between reflection and practice.
  • Key themes for the Church today tackled in a serious but accessible way: ministries, the implantation and development of the Church, apologetics, the positive and the negative of current culture, inter-Church relations, the missionary Church, etc.
  • Synthetic inserts and tables on multiple current issues: what is culture? ; vocation according to Luther; the disappearance of Christendom; forms of worship today, among dozens of others. Case studies, bibliographies to go further
  • Two unpublished chapters anchor the reflection in the French-speaking world of Europe (Daniel Liechtenstein) and North America (Glenn Smith).

Timothy Keller, pastor of the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, is the author of several books including Reason is for God and Suffering (Key editions). For years, he has supervised and trained young pastors and church planters in New York and other cities through the Redeemer City to City network, which has helped plant more than 200 churches in 35 metropolises around the world. integer.


A surprisingly rich book, quite simply exceptional. Timothy Keller argues for a relevant and bold contextualization of the biblical message using compelling theological and cultural arguments. He is driven by the desire to see the proliferation of churches centered on the Gospel, capable of entering into dialogue with contemporary society. Regarding the role of the Church in the world, the author offers a vision that is as committed and engaging as it is balanced. In addition, he has achieved the feat of making accessible to a large audience an impressive number of theological, missiological and sociological reflections of a wide variety of authors who have fed his own thought and experience for many years.
- Daniel Liechti, head of the master's degree in missiology in church planting at the Free Faculty of Evangelical Theology of Vaux-sur-Seine, director of development for the Churches of France Mission and vice-president of the National Council of Evangelicals of France.

Semper reformanda: The heartfelt cry of the 16th century Reformers is still relevant. In each generation the Church is obliged, under pain of death, to initiate two reforms. The first is to reform our doctrine in the face of Scripture: does our teaching, the gospel we share, match the reality of the Word of God? The second is to reform our practice: does our operation, our way of doing things, match the reality of our culture and our time? Timothy Keller, in A Church Centered in the Gospel, helps us with precisely these two essential reforms. An essential book.
- Edouard Nelson, pastor of the Evangelical Association of Baptist Churches and responsible for the France network of City to City Europe.

A wonderful synthesis of all current reflection on the proclamation of the Gospel, on ministries, on the relationship of the Church to its environment, and on many other things, accompanied by solid, practical proposals and innovative. Not a method to follow, but an impetus, a vision, a movement into which to enter and which will mobilize all committed Christians.
- Christophe Paya, professor of practical theology at the Free Faculty of Evangelical Theology of Vaux-sur-Seine


Publisher : Excelsis
Original title : Center Church. Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
: Timothy Keller
: November 2015
Pages : 663
Weight : 1045 g
Dimensions : 17.8 x 25.6 x 3.1 cm
ISBN : 9782755002409

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