Tim Keller’s Quiet Revival and My Place Between Two Worlds

(Screenshot from Gospel of Life)

I do not think of myself as a Christian journalist. I want to be a journalist who is a Christian.

Those are very different things to me, and I jealously guard the distinction. But the death of America’s foremost theologian of Reformed Christianity, Timothy Keller, and a new book about the hard collisions between faith, politics, and journalism by one of my industry counterparts, Jon Ward, are pushing me off my perch. 

I feel so strongly about the vocational order of things that I wince at mentioning my beliefs here—not because I am ashamed of my faith, but rather because I do not wish to dishonor it. If I trade on my spiritual life, I turn something sacred, eternal, and intimate into a career strategy. And, worse, my all-too-human failings in public life could become a hindrance to the faith of others.  

Doing so would also tend to close the eyes and ears of news consumers looking for political analysis and insight. 

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