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!

2 Comments:

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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