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Timothy Keller — the pastor who lifted New York City’s eyes to God — dies at 72

Wheatley Director Paul Edwards Writes Tribute to Pastor in Deseret News

In the classic plot line of every hero’s journey, often when it dawns on the story’s would-be hero just how dire the odds are against the quest, a trusted guide appears. This key but often unprepossessing character has the hard-won wisdom of learning and experience that offers a realistic albeit difficult path forward against the impossible odds. Think of Yoda’s guidance to Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars”, or Strider on Frodo’s journey to Rivendell in “Lord of the Rings.”

On Friday, Christianity in America lost one of its most important trusted guides, Tim Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

As a pastor and as the author of some 30 books, Keller served as a trusted mentor to an entire generation of would-be Christian heroes who face the difficult odds of preserving their Christ-centered discipleship without succumbing to the secularism of contemporary Western culture and the idolatry of money, career, sex and power.

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