What does it mean to forgive? Is it just a matter of forgetting and moving on? How do justice, vengeance, and accountability factor into the equation?
On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, pastor and author Tim Keller and Russell discuss the “thorny,” as Keller refers to it, topic of forgiveness. They talk about the biblical approach to forgiveness and how to understand the subject theologically. And they consider the role of forgiveness in real-life circumstances, ranging from the idea of forgiving oneself to what it means to forgive in situations of abuse.
For more on the subject, check out Keller’s latest book, Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I?
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Timothy Keller, Forgive
- Wendell Berry, The Need to Be Whole
- Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace
- David Powlison, Good and Angry
- Jonathan Rausch, The Constitution of Knowledge
- Yuval Levin, A Time to Build
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