Would Tim Challies tweak this post on how to lose your zeal for Christ for Tim Keller’s discomfort?
Love the world. “How can we be zealous for heaven when our hearts are wrapped up in
earthlycivic things? How can we lift our spirits heavenward when our minds are weighed down with the cares of this lifethe city? How can we be zealous for God when our love is divided between Him and this worldglobal urbanization? Worldly mindedness will starve our zeal.” Jesus promised us that we can serve only one master; our zeal will diminish when our loyalties are torn between God and mammonthe metropolis, God and this worldThe Big Apple.
Perhaps the Christian ministry in Toronto or Chattanooga is sufficiently otherworldly to escape Challies’ concern.