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Tim Keller Says Forgiveness Is Key to Christian Witness

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?

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Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.

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Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.

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