Notes from Tim Keller’s book _Prodigal God_

Here are my disjointed notes on perusing the first half of Pastor Keller’s new book in Barnes and Noble the other day.

I realize that I have the elder brother syndrome. I obey God to get control over Him. I want to obeying You to get You, God, to resemble You, to love You, to know You, to delight You.

Results-oriented obedience–the moral life lived not for delight in good deeds but as a calculated way to control my environment. This describes me, I confess it.

I confess that I’m neither particularly good and moral nor particularly open-minded. “A prerequisite of receiving God’s grace is knowing you need it.”

“Life never goes as we wish.” This line struck me as true.



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Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

One Response to Notes from Tim Keller’s book _Prodigal God_

  1. trying to reach NanoWrimo — this is your Municipal Liaison trying to reach you about setting your Home Region to MD, there was no response from the PM I sent you on the NanoWrimo site.

    Please, please, PLEASE take a moment and do this now.

    It’s an easy, simple step, please affiliate your HOME REGION as Maryland.

    It’s easy to do, and what it does is make every word you write count for Maryland stats. While you may not think this is important, it really is. We want recognition for our work, our combined efforts. I won’t tell you about last year, but suffice it to say because many didn’t know, we came “so close” but no cigar, simply because the “home region” wasn’t designated by so MANY!

    So take a sec and do this:

    On the top link bar notice the “My NanoWriMo” — click it.

    In your profile on the left you’ll see another link — “Regions” — click it.

    It will give you tabs — “Regions” “My Regions” and finally on the right “Home Region”


    Select United States-Maryland

    Beneath it…click the bar that says SAVE HOME REGION

    Bingo, you are done.

    You will have my undying thanks for affliliating as every word counts, especially here in Maryland.

    — it was only because many in Maryland didn’t take that one simple step that the Seattle “Ducks” smirked at us over the last two years after we won overall word count in 2005, which was a BIG DEAL. Come on, help me, help us bring that title back where it belongs to a small, but MIGHTY state, HOME to Maryland.

    Come on, be proud, be a Mighty BLUE CRAB

    Thanks in advance!

    Carol (Tidewaterbound)

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