How Do We Advance the Common Good?

Q Talks


In this 20-minute session from the Q Talks, pastor Tim Keller explores the question of what makes culture and offers practical advice on how Christians can effectively engage in practices that help create a world in which everyone can thrive.

Timothy Keller is the Founding Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 along with his wife, Kathy. He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. Tim is the author of New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God


Which of Tim's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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For Christians, the question is not whether we should create culture. In one way or another, all of us are already participating in that work. The real question is whether or not we will do it well? God created the world to be cultivated. As men and women made in His image, we should strive to create cultural artifacts that both defy and resonate with the world in which we live. Look for opportunities to do so in your context and allow God to guide you in how to effectively create culture where He has placed you.


To learn more about the Q Talks, click here.