Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

The 6 Hymns Sung at Pastor Tim Keller's Memorial Service

Tim Keller, an influential author and pastor known for his dedication to urban ministry, died on May 19, 2023, after a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service was held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in his honor on Tuesday, August 15.

During the service, Keller, the long-time pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, was remembered as a humble servant and a dedicated student of God’s Word.

In an article written by the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Director Francis Collins for Christianity Today, Collins recalled asking Keller one Saturday in April near the end of his chemotherapy treatment stint at the NIH hospital if he’d like to hold an impromptu service in the hospital’s atrium. Keller said yes. Collins then asked Keller if he had any favorite hymns to suggest. Again, Keller said yes.

“Let’s sing six hymns in a particular order, because they tell the whole story of Christian faith and God’s care for us,” Collins recalled Keller saying.

Those same hymns were sung at Keller’s memorial service earlier this month.

Here are the six hymns sung at late pastor Tim Keller’s memorial service:

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about the People Behind The Hiding Place (2023)

The new movie version of The Hiding Place (2023) has opened to great responses—from a limited release on only two days to new showings on August 9, followed by the international release on August 16. It also has an unusual journey behind its making—one that stretches back almost 50 years.

Here’s what you likely didn’t know about its production and the people who made it possible.

Further Reading: The Hiding Place: Film Telling the Story of WWII Hero Corrie ten Boom Now in Theaters

Photo Credit: ©The Hiding Place, used with permission.

Former President Donald Trump Indicted for Conspiring to Steal the 2020 Election

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California Church Named in Lawsuit over the Torture, Murder of Former Elder's 11-Year-Old Daughter

The San Diego, California-based Rock Church and one of its employees have been named as defendants in a civil lawsuit claiming that the church, among others, failed to report and investigate child abuse and neglect by former elder and volunteer Leticia McCormack. McCormack was arrested last November and charged with torturing her 11-year-old adopted daughter, Arabella, who was murdered by McCormack's father.

Teen Killed, 3 Others Critically Injured in Firey Head-On Collision while Heading Home from Church

A fiery car crash in Burke, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 18, left one teenage girl dead and three other teens critically injured.

3 Kids, 3 Adults Killed in Mass Shooting at Nashville Christian School

Three children and three adults were killed when a female shooter opened fire in a Presbyterian grade school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday.

Baylor University Hosts 72-Hour Prayer, Worship Event

Baylor University partnered with campus ministries and local churches to host its annual FM72 event, which welcomes students, faculty and staff to the campus's Fountain Mall to worship the Lord for 72 consecutive hours.

At Least 59 Dead, 170 Injured in Suicide Bombing at a Mosque in Pakistan

At least 59 people were killed and some 170 were injured when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday. Twenty-seven police officers were among those killed.