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The Best of 2020: Tim Keller on How to Practice True Tolerance

“My wife Kathy would always say, ‘If you get up there and you just present Christianity, and you’re not stupid, you’ve won.’”

“Humility isn’t just being modest in yourself. Humility is recognizing the limits of what you can prove so that when you’re reasoning with somebody, you just are more modest in what you claim.” 

“Tolerance does not mean that you accept the other person’s belief…what tolerance is, is recognizing [another person’s] humanity.”

“From the Christian point of view, [tolerance] is just loving the image of God in a person.”

“For those outside [the church], our unity is a very important witness.”

“I would say our biggest problem right now is political disunity, not doctrinal. It’s pretty remarkable. Nobody’s arguing about baptism or tongues or things like that anymore. They’re arguing about politics.”

“If somebody comes along and denies part of the Scripture, I can say, ‘You are a heretic’…even that I’ll do with love. But when I talk to somebody else about immigration policy, I should not be treating them, if they differ from me, as a heretic.”

“Unless we understand the difference between what the Bible says by which my conscience is bound and where the Bible does not speak, where there’s real difference of opinion…we’re never going to get unity.”

“I do think that social media has basically undermined institutions.”

“Extraordinary prayer has always been the one ingredient in every revival that is constant.” 

Mentioned in the Show by Dr. Timothy Keller

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The Bible and the Ballot: Using Scripture in Political Decisions by Tremper Longman III
Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference by John D. Inazu
John Calvin
John Locke
Karl Marx
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference by Timothy Keller and John Inazu 

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