Pope tech, Keller talks

Pope gets an iPod (ht: teknokool). I’m wondering if he is now subscribing to the Catholic Insider podcast, being the insider of insiders and all.

And here’s one for you long-time Redeemer subscribers (church pastored by Tim Keller). Someone emailed me looking for help in finding 2 pivotal sermons that Keller gave on beauty and suffering. I think it might’ve been before I became a subscriber in 2003, so I’m turning to you for help. She describes the 2 sermons she’d like to find as follows:

1) On beauty. I know that he’s done several, but in this one he frequently quoted Elaine Scarry’s “On Beauty and Being Just.” He focused on how we’ve misrepresented God’s true intent for beauty in our post-modern culture.

2) On suffering. I know there are several of these, too, but his talk gave many references to Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning.”

Please comment if you know the sermon titles and/or dates. Thank you!

[update 3/7/06] The answer that fits the bill are: Contemplation (Psalm 27:1-14; a part of the Psalms: Disciplines of Grace series; June 2, 2002) and The Grammar of Hope (Ephesians 1:13-23; a part of the Living in Hope series; March 21, 2004). [ht: Jim Killion; Patrick]

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  1. Patrick says:

    I know that he references “Man’s Search for Meaning” several times in the “Living in Hope” series back in the spring of ’04. He definitely quotes it in “The Grammar of Hope” preached on March 21, 2004. There’s another sermon in that series titled “Christian Hope and Suffering”. I’m not sure if he quotes it in there.

  2. Peter says:

    Keller did a wonderful sermon the Sunday after 9/11 (he preached it previously) called “ministry of tears and truth”. Although not directly related, the series on Jonah was a powerful reflection in response to great evil and injustice.