February 2, 2011: Dr. Tim Keller, Founder and Pastor of New Yorks Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times Bestselling Author, is coming to Belhaven University on Thursday, February 24. He will be speaking on his new book Kings Cross, in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at 7:00 pm. The doors to the event will open at 6:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Reformed University Fellowship, Lemuria Books, and Belhaven University sponsor this event jointly.
Kellers new book is about the life of Christ as found in the Gospel of Mark. The publisher describes it as a, "revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. Like Kellers other books, it speaks to skeptics and is ideal for the faithful, those who are looking for a closer connection to Jesus and a saving faith."
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Keller graduated from Bucknell University, Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He spent his first nine years as a pastor at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia. He left Hopewell and founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989 with his family. Christianity Today has called Redeemer, "one of Manhattans most vital congregations." It draws about 4500 attenders to its services on the Upper West Side and Upper East Side. Keller is an acclaimed speaker and evangelist as well as a very successful author. He has published many titles including Generous Justice, The Reason for God, and Counterfeit Gods.
Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, prepares men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas. Founded in 1883, the University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online.