Princeton seminary taking some heat for honoring Redeemer’s Tim Keller

Timothy Keller, founder of the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan (1989), will receive the 2017 Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness on April 6th. An announcing the award, the seminary stated Keller “is widely known as an innovative theologian and church leader, well-published author, and catalyst for urban mission in major cities around the world.” Many critics aimed at how the ordinance of women and LGBTQIA promoted domestic abuse and discrimination, and the “censorship”, Barnes argued, was antithetical to the seminary’s mission: “…o be a serious academic institution that will sometimes bring controversial speakers to campus because we refuse to exclude voices within the church.” Conservatives defended Keller, stating that he “is not known as a culture warrior.”