Thursday, August 4, 2011

Death of John Stott

The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest figures of the 20th century as John Stott died at the age of 90. He was almost single-handedly responsible for the revival of the evangelical wing of the Church of England. He had world wide influence across the planet, and was named among Time’s one hundred most influential people of 2005

His lectures and fifty books have taught a multitude of evangelicals, including me, and he will be read and remembered for many generations to come.

He reminds me of the Apostle Paul in his simple lifestyle—his country cottage didn’t have electricity until 2001—his decision to remain single to concentrate on his mission, and his worldwide reach. His writing and teaching was tight, no unnecessary words, and solid content.

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