(Christianity Today) Tim Keller asked followers for prayer as he begins chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.
The popular Christian author and pastor announced the news of his diagnosis in an update on Instagram and Twitter Sunday morning.
“Less than three weeks ago I didn’t know I had cancer,” wrote Keller. “Today I’m headed to the National Cancer Institute at the [National Institutes of Health] for additional testing before beginning chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer next week in New York City.”
Keller, 69, said he has felt God present and felt physically great as he underwent initial tests, biopsies, and surgery. He sees it as providential intervention that doctors caught the cancer when they did.
“I have terrific human doctors, but most importantly I have the Great Physician himself caring for me,” he wrote.
Keller stepped down as senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 2017 after 28 years of ministry there. He has continued to write, preach, and work with Redeemer’s City To City church planting initiative. Keller requested prayers that he could continue his work despite the side effects of the treatment.
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Editors Note. This article written by KATE SHELLNUTT and posted at Christianity Today. Title changed by PNP News
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