Last week, author and co-founder of the Gospel Coalition, Tim Keller revealed on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is currently is undergoing tests at The National Cancer Institute before starting chemotherapy. Tim Keller and his wife Kathy are grateful to everyone for responding to their tweet with prayers, concerns, and expressions of love.
Keller writes: "I am so grateful for all of the expressions of concern and promises of prayer since my diagnosis of cancer has become public. As I begin chemotherapy treatment my prayer is that the treatment be effective and the side effects be such that I can still read and write and work.
Kathy and I are praying along with these words from John Newton:
"[May we] be ambitious to experience what the glorious Gospel is capable of effecting, both as to sanctification and consolation in this state of infirmity; that we may have our loins girded up, our lamps burning, and by our simplicity and spirituality constrain those who know us to acknowledge that we have been with Jesus, have sat at his feet, and drunk His Spirit."
In 2002, Keller was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but went through treatment and was declared "cancer free." Following his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Keller is remaining positive and reassuring the public that he is in good spirits and feeling well.