Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Righteous Shall Be In Everlasting Remembrance

I received news yesterday that the Revd. Gordon Thomas, a friend and theological mentor of mine during my time in Manchester, died Sunday morning. He had fought a strong and determined battle with cancer, unflagging in his faith throughout this two year ordeal. As a son of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, Gordon did a great deal to re-orient and "re-mint" that understanding in accordance with the whole witness of Scripture. He could be described as a man, like Apollos in the words of the Acts of the Apostles, "full of the Holy Spirit, powerful in the Scriptures" (Acts 18.24-35). I remember sitting with him in his book-lined study, talking about Northrup Frye or Old Testament theophanies, receiving his encouragement and guidance. Gordon was a devoted husband, father, teacher, stalwart Arsenal fan, and he will be missed.

May his memory be eternal!


Blogger Simply Victoria said...

ah, memory eternal.
our prayers go out to you matthew.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Browler said...

Matt -- nice comments.

7:19 PM  

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