Remembering John Stott

Through his writings and lectures, John Stott (April 27, 1921 - July 27, 2011) helped me grapple with the biblical text and the life of faith. Whenever I opened one of his books, I knew I would be getting an honest and fair treatment of whatever subject he was addressing.

I had been impressed with his printed works, but then I heard a lecture he presented to The Veritas Forum gathering at Harvard University (download the audio:  "Is Jesus Christ Truth for the 21st Century?"). I was struck by his gracious tone and comprehensive understanding. He was especially good during the Q&A. Students asked their questions and he responded with the patient wisdom that only comes from a long life of faithful devotion.

The Protestant Church across the world is better for having had John Stott as one its members and leaders. He will be missed.

My 5 favorite books by John Stott are:
5) Essentials: A Liberal-Evangelical Dialogue (with David L. Edwards)
4) Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today
3) Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today
2) Christian Mission in the Modern World
1) The Cross of Christ

Here's a short biographical video about John Stott (Christopher J. H. Wright is the narrator):

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