Friday, March 11, 2005

Prayers...

...needed for Stan Grenz, theologian of the emerging church, who is fighting for his life following a massive brain aneurism.

[UPDATE: Stan died at about 4am this morning. This is truly a loss for all of us who desire progressive evangelical theology to thrive. Even as we grieve his loss and mourn with his family, we can be thankful that he left behind so much rich theological work. Godspeed, Stan.]

7 Comments:

Blogger Jan said...

God be with Stan and his family as they travel to this "thin place" with You.

7:48 AM  
Blogger RobeFRe said...

per request

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I was just thinking the other day how great his session on Scripture was during the learning community in San Diego...Our prayers will be with his family. He will be greatly missed.

Camilo

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grenz wasn't only a theologian conversant with Emergent, but he was one of the few theologians holding the evangelical ship from tipping irrevocably into fundamentalism. His voice was much needed to counter the Millard Ericksons, D.A. Carsons, and Al Mohlers of the world. He has left a great hole that will take much to fill.

He used his time well and glorified God in his work.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if this stress involving his best friend (if it's the same Stan Grenz from Vancouver) might have helped cause it.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

I have been unfamiliar with Stan Grenz until recently (by recently, I mean only the last couple of months), but I am sad for such a deep loss.

Although I have been deeply dissatisfied with the Evangelical/fundamentalist/religious right agenda for several years, I regret that I came rather late to the Emergent conversation (I'm from the South, which isn't exactly known for embracing progressive thought).

Grenz was one of the thinkers whose work has undoubtedly led to much Emergent convo, and because of that, I have not lost faith, but grown in faith. And I will always be grateful for that.

I will certainly hold Stan and his family in my prayers.

10:16 PM  
Blogger urbanmonk said...

I just happened across your page only to find that Stan died. I'm merely spoken with him a few times but feel like I've benefited so much from his writings.

Maining if I could say one thing about Stan that you could know about him only by spending some a short time around him--Stan Grenz was a follower of Jesus.

9:31 PM  

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