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Ravi Zacharias Dies of Cancer
The famous apologist was 74.
Died: Joyce Lin, Missionary Pilot Transporting Coronavirus Supplies
The American crashed just months after she started flying in Indonesia.
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Died: Darrin Patrick, Who Used His Fall and Restoration to Help Struggling Pastors
(UPDATED) The St. Louis pastor spoke up about the difficulties faced by leaders and critiqued “celebrity culture” in ministry.
Died: Sy Rogers, Who Testified God Changed His Sexual Identity
Ex-gay leader encouraged people to pursue faith in “the darkest corners.”
Died: Vinson Synan, Historian Who Saw Breadth of Pentecostalism
In scholarship and ministry, he argued for an expansive and expanding Spirit-filled Christianity across traditions.
What Edith Blumhofer Taught Me on Writing About Strong Women
A tribute to a pathbreaking Pentecostal historian who also knew the value of a cannoli to a grad student.
Died: Jack Van Impe, Televangelist Who Saw Signs of End Times
Every week for more than 30 years, he interpreted headlines in light of prophecy.
Who Evangelicals Lost in 2019
Remembering scholar Lamin Sanneh, theologian Jean Vanier, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, and others.
Died: Reinhard Bonnke, Record-Setting Evangelist to Africa
Founder of Christ for All Nations, the German Pentecostal held one of the biggest evangelism crusades in history.
Died: Phillip E. Johnson, Lawyer Who Put Darwin on Trial
With landmark book, he became “chief architect and guiding light” of the intelligent design movement.
Died: Cain Hope Felder, Scholar Who Lifted Up the Black People in the Bible
His pioneering work showed Scripture is full of racial diversity.
Died: Jesse Miranda, Hispanic Evangelicals’ Bridge-Builder
The ministry founder, educator, and Assemblies of God leader elevated the voices of his community and paved the way for future leaders.
Died: Apologist Norman Geisler, Who Didn’t Have ‘Enough Faith to Be an Atheist’
The masterful theologian leaves behind nearly 130 titles and a global impact.
Died: Lloyd John Ogilvie, Celebrated Preacher and Senate Chaplain
The lifelong leader and teacher encouraged pastors and politicians alike to “Let God Love” them.
Died: Warren Wiersbe, Preachers’ Favorite Bible Commentator
The prolific author and pastor taught Christians how to “Be” in the Word.
Died: Robert Finley, Reformer of Foreign Missions
After preaching at Billy Graham rallies and revivals in Asia, the Christian Aid Mission founder introduced new emphasis on supporting indigenous missionaries.
Died: Yechiel Eckstein, Rabbi Who Rallied Evangelical Support for Israel
Founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews overcame longstanding tensions and brought in $140 million a year for Holy Land projects.
Remembering Lamin Sanneh, the World’s Leading Expert on Christianity and Islam in Africa
Scholars explain how a convert “summoned from the margins” of The Gambia became a legend at Yale Divinity School for his curiosity, joy, and deep insights.
Kurt Kaiser Passes Away, But His Music Will Pass It On
From Word Music to Baylor University, Christian composer leaves a legacy of hundreds of songs.
Died: James Earl Massey, the Church of God’s ‘Prince of Preachers’
The influential leader kept teaching—and learning—homiletics over his 70-year career.

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