Daily Post #123

Tim Keller and Mortality: I am sad to read this morning that pastor and theologian Tim Keller has left the hospital and will now receive hospice care at home. His bout with pancreatic cancer (he survived thyroid cancer in 2002) is nearing an end (he was diagnosed in 2020). He is 72 and the author of too many influential books to name.

I have never met him, so why I am particularly saddened by this news? For one, Christianity is losing a prominent evangelical pastor, author, and voice. However, there is something else stirring deep in my heart. More than some, his death reminds me that no matter how much you write, accomplish, work, push, or strive, life on earth will end.

Death does not play favorites.

It is inevitable.

And maybe it also reminds me of those I love that are no longer here.


Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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