Wednesday, July 27, 2011

RIP Rev Dr John Stott CBE

I was so very sad to hear about the death of The Rev Dr John Stott CBE earlier today. I had the great privilege of getting to know him in his later years and he was truly an inspirational man. A prodigious theologian and an incredible evangelical both here and abroad, on a personal level he was gentle, kind and above all humble.  He had a great love of nature whose beauty he described as 'a manifestation of the glory of God'. In particular he was an avid bird-watcher and through this communicated the gospel in 'The Birds Our Teachers' in what he light-heartedly called 'orni-theology'. He was a great man who shepherded many people into the fold of the church. He was known to his friends simply as Uncle John. I will miss him very much. There is an early obituary in Christianity Today.

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