Wednesday, July 27, 2011

John R.W. Stott, RIP

John R.W. Stott, author of Basic Christianity and some fifty other books, one of the most influential evangelicals of the 20th century, died today. John Robert Walmsley Stott, 27 April 1921 – 27 July 2011. "...Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."

Justin Taylor on Stott .

And David Koyzis at First Things:
The two most influential figures on English-speaking evangelicalism in the 20th and 21st centuries were, not Baptist or Pentecostal, but members in good standing of the Church of England: C.S. Lewis and John R.W. Stott.... He will be greatly missed.