Sunday, March 13, 2005

In memorandum


I ate fish tacos with Stan Grenz in San Diego last month. I, the young theologian, had emailed, seeking lunch, keen to stir the older theologian about the contrast between his post-foundationalist theology of community and his individual writing projects.

Stan was gracious enough to humour my impudence. The conversation quickly shifted. I, the young stirring academic, began to appreciate a depth of spirituality. We shared career call stories; for me a white rabbit to Christchurch, for Stan a cold snap and ice roads back to Vancouver. This was no academic theologian. This was a humble and passionate follower of Jesus.

Stan Grenz
Called home 12 March 2005.

Leaving behind the inspiration
To love God with all our minds
And live our careers with all our humility
And our spirituality with all our passion.

Posted by steve at 10:57 PM


  1. Nice….

    Comment by Paul Fromont — March 14, 2005 @ 6:24 am

  2. … I’m speechless. What a great, great loss. Thank you for the head’s up.

    Comment by Locust Years — March 14, 2005 @ 8:57 am

  3. I just gasped when I read that! Holy cow! Stan Grenz has died. What a loss for all of us. Wish I’d met him. One day I will amidst all the other great saints! Well, good on ya’ Stan! We will miss you.

    Comment by Rich — March 15, 2005 @ 4:55 am

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