My Featured Blogger this week is Rob Stroud of Mere Inkling, a site centered on the life and teachings of C.S. Lewis. It will come as no surprise to anyone whose followed me for a while that I’d be drawn to a site focused on Lewis. But Rob’s writing would have gained my interest even if it were not so. Retired pastor and Air Force chaplain, Robert C. Stroud is scholarly, to be sure. But he’s also entertaining and inspiring (he holds degrees in history and journalism, as well as theology). So sign on to Mere Inkling, even if you’re not a Lewis fan. (But be warned: You’re in imminent danger of becoming one.)
One thing all humans have in common, is that we are mortal. Immortality is not inherent to our nature, and eternal life can only come as a gift from our Creator. All men and women live and die. In the words of Ecclesiastes:
It is the same for all, since the same event [i.e. death] happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As the good one is, so is the sinner, and he who swears is as he who shuns an oath (Ecclesiastes 9:2).
Naturally, there are many metrics by which to measure a person’s life. For my purpose today, I’m thinking about people who exerted an outsized* influence on culture through their testimony for Christ.
Richard John Neuhaus was such a man. Neuhaus served an…
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