WHEATON, Ill. – Under the slated skylight and within the clean, airy white walls of College Church on the Wheaton College campus, more than 600 people gathered Friday to remember and be inspired by the life of John Stott – the English Anglican clergyman who helped define and drive the global evangelical movement in the 20th century.
One by one, speakers eloquently, but with much sincerity and humor, recalled the humble, intellectual giant of the evangelical community who astounded and touched Christians around the world with his clear and authoritative exegesis of the Bible, and with the way he lived his life.
“He (John Stott) truly was, in some ways, the first person who spoke the word of God to me through his literature and I also heard him in person,” proclaimed Tim Keller, senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and whom Newsweek magazine described as a “C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century.” more >>
WHEATON, Ill. – Hundreds of Christians inspired and impacted by the life of English evangelical theologian, preacher, and global thinker John Stott gathered at Wheaton College on Friday for his U.S. memorial service.
Intimate stories of a man driven until his last breath to live according to the will of God and make Him known were shared by friends, protégés and evangelical leaders. Stott died on July 27 at age 90.
The following is the biography found in the memorial service program pamphlet. more >>
Soon after he became a columnist for the New York Times, David Brooks wrote that people were “misinformed” about Evangelicals. Part of the reason, Brooks reasoned, lay in whom the media chose to speak for us: choices that made as much sense as having “Britney Spears and Larry Flynt discuss D. H. Lawrence.”
So he introduced his readers to an evangelical whom many had never heard of but was, in Brooks’ words, “actually important,” John Stott.
Stott died last week at the age of ninety, once again with a very favorable eulogy in the New York Times. We will miss him in more ways than one. more >>
Evangelical leaders in Brazil have joined the chorus of voices around the globe mourning and commenting on the death of one of the greatest evangelical leaders the world has ever seen, John Stott.
Church leaders from Brazil have reacted to the news of his death by describing Stott as providing the world with one of the greatest commentaries on the book of Romans ever; alongside theological legends such as Martin Luther and Karl Barth.
Evangelist and Biblical scholar John Stott passed away Wednesday afternoon in England. The respected evangelical leader has left behind a host of close friends and bothers-in-Christ in Brazil, who have described Stott to The Christian Post as a “spiritual leader and friend.” more >>
For all of us who were together in Cape Town for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation, we will remember the moving tributes given to the two giants of The Lausanne Movement, Billy Graham and John Stott.
They were personal friends who loved and admired one another, and they were the defining figures of global evangelicalism for the last sixty years.
On July 27, 2011, “Uncle John” went home to be with the Lord. He is now with the One who he served all his life and in whom he had total confidence. more >>
Although John Stott has left this earth and gone to his eternal reward, there will be something of John that will remain in the hearts and minds of the many thousands of people who have met him, heard him speak or read his books.
Among his greatest legacies is the building of solid foundations for evangelical Christians to proclaim of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures, and his ability to do so while also building bridges of Christian unity.
When Stott and Billy Graham first met in 1946 at the end of World War II the world was in ruins physically, emotionally and spiritually. The truths of the Bible were doubted by many church leaders. Most evangelicals were a despised minority in Western Europe and the United States. Both men set out to proclaim the biblical Gospel boldly. Both were faithful to their call. Both worked together in their different spheres for the next sixty years. more >>