Category: Memoriam

Leading theologian J.I. Pakcer dies at 93

James Innell (J.I.) Packer passed on into glory last Friday, less than a week shy of his 94th birthday. Packer was a workhorse who wrote over 300 books, articles, and reviews in his lifetime. Packer […]

Kobe Bryant dies at 41: the life lessons we remember in tragedy

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons @Keith Allison

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter Giana, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California today.

I’ve been struck by the widespread response online.

Undoubtedly, it’s a tragedy that nine people died. But Bryant’s death has seemed to strike a cord with our society, even from people who aren’t basketball fans (or sports fans).

Apoloigst, theologian Norman Geisler dies at 86

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Photo from the website of Norman Geisler

Norman L. Geisler, a 20th century giant in Christian apologetics, theology, philosophy, and ethics passed away on Monday at the age of 86.

He was an author, contributor, or editor of 127 books in his prolific academic career. He taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Dallas Theological. He was part of the committee that wrote the Chicago Statement of Biblical Inerrancy in 1978. He served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society and founded the International Society of Apologetics and two seminaries: Southern Evangelical Seminary and Veritas Seminary.