Co-founder of the Gospel Coalition, Christian author and retired pastor Tim Keller has said his oncologist told him this week that the scans taken Monday showed "very encouraging" results. "There has been shrinkage of the tumors and so we are continuing the chemo in order to diminish the cancer further," he wrote.
In a Twitter thread posted Friday, Keller thanked his friends for their prayers and support, noting that as of yesterday he has finished his sixth round of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.
"[W]hile there are indeed some side effects, my doctor says I'm tolerating the treatment very well. I have not been seriously debilitated and I can still do some work and ministry," Keller shared.
He added: "Our situation has driven us to seek God's face as never before. He is giving us more of his sensed presence, more freedom from our besetting sins, more dependence on his Word - things that we had sought for years, but only under these circumstances are we finding them."
Keller is asking for continued prayers for the treatment to be effective with minimal side effects.