Some interpreted my last post as saying that Tim Keller is a part of the emerging church. I did not say that, and I do not think he is. Others might disagree, but they can make their own case.
My point was that many in the conservative end of the emerging church (such as Mark Driscoll, Darrin Patrick, Matt Chandler, Ed Stetzer, most of Acts 29) have a great amount of respect for Keller. He is, as I said, kind of a yoda of sorts to them.
Or as Doug Moo once said about someone else, they "have a lot of time for him."
Keller has been invited to speak for Acts 29, which is a key part (perhaps the only part) of the conservative end of the emerging church.
Keller's concern for social justice and his ability to communicate with postmoderns, as well as his doctrinal orthodoxy causes these guys to have a great amount "time" for Keller.
At the upcoming Dwell Conference at Keller's church, Driscoll, Patrick, Mahaney, and Stetzer will be speaking along with Keller about urban church planting.