Two passings …

While the world mourns two talented celebrities, two other passings will go largely unnoticed. You can read about one of them here.
And another – an amazing man named Ray Anderson.
Ray taught theology at Fuller Seminary and wrote many books. Often when I meet Fuller students, I ask about their favorite professor. Most often, they name Ray. I met Ray when I taught a short course there. He came out of retirement frequently as a guest lecturer, and he did so for our class. I was quickly won over by his enthusiasm, intelligence, and beautiful mix of piety and scholarship, of reverence and willingness to tip some sacred cows.
You can read a warm tribute here. If I were to recommend one of his books, it would be this one – An Emergent Theology for Emerging Churches.
Thank God for this good and wise professor, author, mentor, and friend!