Thursday, July 28, 2011
Strange...or not so strange
I have posted a number of tributes to John Stott from around the web. “Uncle John,” as some affectionately called him, died this past Wednesday at the age of 90. John Stott was a leading evangelical figure, if not the leading evangelical figure, in the Church of England in the second half of the twentieth century and well into the first decade of the twenty-first century. He influenced more than one generation of evangelicals both in and outside the Anglican Church.
What I find disquieting is that the Anglican Church in North America, the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, and the Anglican Mission in the Americas have not acknowledged his death on their web sites, much less posted a tribute to John Stott, who was a globally prominent Anglican leader. Even the Trinity School for Ministry, with whom John Stott had a long relationship, has nothing on its web site.
John Stott will be missed in some quarters even if his passing elicits no reaction in others. Or do I hear a collective sigh of relief behind the deafening silence?
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 9:24 AM