While I heart PGH is happy to answer lots of questions about Pittsburgh – questions like the reason for pierogi are more what this website is about. The Reason for God is a book and this event came to me from a Pittsburgh native and a good friend who is working on the publicity for the event. She only send me the best of the best in books and events so it comes with a major recommendation. The CCO is a great organization also based in Pittsburgh that helps to connect students and churches. More info about this event and the CCO is available here.
The CCO Presents An Evening with Timothy Keller, author of “The Reason for God”
When: Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA*
Cost: Open to the public and free of charge
Doubting your doubts?
Why does God allow suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why isn’t Christianity more inclusive? How can one religion be “right” and the others “wrong”? Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God?
If you or your friends ever struggled with any of these questions, you won’t want to miss this event.
As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced doubts skeptics bring to his church as well as the most important reasons for faith. His book, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, peaked at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller List. In his book, Dr. Keller “addresses each doubt and explains each reason, using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.”
Join the CCO in welcoming Dr. Timothy Keller to the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, situated between the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2008. The event is free of charge, so bring your friends—skeptics, believers, cynics, and doubters alike!
For more information about this event, please contact Scott Calgaro, Director of Conferences & Events, CCO (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.363.3303 x109).
Dr. Timothy Keller attended Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church of America and served as a pastor in Virginia for nine years, while also serving as director for church planting for the mid-Atlantic region. As the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, he started his congregation with a few dozen people in 1989. It now draws over five thousand weekly attendees who meet in three Manhattan locations. Redeemer has begun a movement of church planting across America and throughout major world cities. Many pastors model their churches on Redeemer and Keller’s thoughtful style of preaching. Dr. Keller lives in New York City with his wife and sons. For more information, visit www.redeemer.com.