He earned the nickname “Nixon’s hatchet man” and was the first of the president’s counsel to be imprisoned after the famed Watergate scandal.
He converted to Christianity while in prison and upon release founded Prison Fellowship International to minister to inmates and their families. Before his death in April of 2012 he authored over 30 books, received fifteen honorary doctorates, and was awarded the Templeton Prize and the President’s Citizen’s Medal. He donated all of his royalties from book sales and his honorariums from speaking back into his prison ministry. Read more about his ministry and legacy by clicking here.
It would be both impolite and imprudent for me to refer to my boss as “The Cricket.”
That is except for the fact that this is a self-imposed nick-name.
I’ve known Dr. Russell D. Moore since he was a doctoral student teaching his first Systematic Theology class in which I was a first year MDiv student. Dr. Moore was recently elected as the next president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He and his family will be greatly missed at Southern Seminary. I’m thankful beyond words for his investment in my life.
An imaginary conversation between C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton. I wrote a short article about the influence G.K.C had on Lewis here.
Christopher Hitchens: remembered for his courage.
In a personal reflection of his brother’s life, Peter Hitchens remembers Christopher for his courageous outlook towards, among other things, the cancer that took his life. Peter’s write up is here.
Christopher Hitchens, known by many as “Hitch,” died on December 15, 2011. His quick wit, turn of phrase, and tenacious mind will be missed by all.
Though an avowed atheist, he was close friends with many evangelicals, who like him, enjoyed the hearty dialogue. There is a great write up from one of his good friends Larry Alex Taunton here. Also, Dr. Russell Moore’s post about the nature of grace and death-bed conversions has aroused a great deal of comments.
Christopher Hitchens was a public intellectual and an important thinker – I offer this sketch as my small tribute to a man whose thoughts and writings will continue to foster the sorts of debate and robust dialogue he seemed to value so much.
Carl F.H. Henry, the founding editor of Christianity Today, was considered by many to be “The Dean of Evangelical Theologians.”
And indeed he was. His six volume work “God, Revelation, and Authority,” provides a lasting standard for understanding Scripture. His influence upon the collective mind of conservative Christian thought is indelible. In a 2001 interview he stated, “I am very worried about the loss of the priority of the mind among evangelicals. This is a matter of great importance in the struggle for evangelical fidelity. It must not be forgotten.”
The importance of the evangelical mind must not be forgotten, and for that very reason, neither should Carl F.H. Henry: Lord willing, neither will be.