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John Stott, Rest in Peace.

29 July 2011

I have made some negative comments before on this blog about evangelicalism, and will probably do so again. I hope that it has been clear though, that I am not implying that those things I am criticizing apply equally to every person who might describe themselves as an evangelical. The Reverend John Stott, who died this past Wednesday at age 90, was thoughtful, scholarly, and an example of what can be good about evangelicalism.

Stott once said that, “Jesus was a unique combination of the conservative and the radical, conservative towards Scripture and radical in his scrutiny (his biblical scrutiny) of everything else.” John Stott was one of the world’s most influential evangelical figures over the past half-century.

With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Thy servant, where sickness and sorrow are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting!

Sojourners has a wonderful article about Stott here.

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