8 episodes

Christianity is declining in the West.

How will the church respond?

In this short but sweeping manifesto, New York Times bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller argues that this decline should prompt us to rethink the church's mission from the ground up. Using the early church as our guide, churches and individual Christians must examine ourselves, our culture, and Scripture to work toward a new missionary encounter with Western culture that will make the gospel both attractive and credible to a new generation.

How to Reach the West Agai‪n‬ Redeemer City to City

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Christianity is declining in the West.

How will the church respond?

In this short but sweeping manifesto, New York Times bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller argues that this decline should prompt us to rethink the church's mission from the ground up. Using the early church as our guide, churches and individual Christians must examine ourselves, our culture, and Scripture to work toward a new missionary encounter with Western culture that will make the gospel both attractive and credible to a new generation.

    Part 1: A Missionary Encounter

    Part 1: A Missionary Encounter

    Tim Keller explores the elements of having a new missionary encounter in the West—as well as the biggest obstacles we face in doing so.

    • 11 min
    Part 2: A Christian High Theory

    Part 2: A Christian High Theory

    Before we can explain the gospel to a culture, we must analyze that culture with the gospel.

    Tim Keller explores how a Christian high theory can help us analyze our cultural moment and be able to address it effectively.

    • 11 min
    Part 3: A Truly Post-Christian Evangelism Dynamic

    Part 3: A Truly Post-Christian Evangelism Dynamic

    Tim Keller details five key elements of the early church that we must strive to embody today.

    • 14 min
    Part 4: Counter-Catechesis for a Digital Age

    Part 4: Counter-Catechesis for a Digital Age

    Tim Keller discusses how we need catechesis as well as counter-catechesis: using biblical doctrine to both deconstruct the beliefs of culture and answer questions of the human heart that culture’s narratives cannot.

    • 9 min
    Part 5: Faithful Presence in the Public Sphere

    Part 5: Faithful Presence in the Public Sphere

    We live in a culture dominated by non-Christian thought and themes. Even though non-Christian culture may contain a vast amount of good, believers are members of a community animated by a set of sharply different principles.

    Tim Keller shares how this reality requires us to decide how to faithfully engage the world around us.

    • 6 min
    Part 6: Grace to the Point

    Part 6: Grace to the Point

    There are many features of a missional movement, but at the heart of them all is a rediscovery of the gospel of grace—totally free to us, yet infinitely costly to our Savior. Tim Keller encourages to display this grace to those around us.

    • 3 min

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