On Monday April 5, Michael Spencer, the Internet Monk, went home to stand before his Savior after a grueling four-month-long battle with cancer. He was 53.
I did not know Michael personally, but got to know a bit about him by reading his blog. I found him to be interesting, thought-provoking and sometimes frustrating. Not because of his demeanor—on the contrary, he struck me as one who modeled how Christians should behave online—but because much of the time I couldn’t get a good read on him. I couldn’t always tell where he stood.
But he always got me thinking. And for that, I’m grateful.
Michael’s book, Mere Churchianity, is coming out in September, courtesy of Waterbrook/Multnohmah. Consider preordering a copy.
Looking at the list of tributes to Michael, I wonder if he understood the impact he was having in the lives of so many?
In other news
RE:Sound released a new record by Red Letter. Go listen to samples and download.
Tim Challies on the writer’s life
Trevin weighs in as a voice of reason as a couple people continue to lose their minds over John Piper inviting Rick Warren to Desiring God’s National Conference.
The Gospel Coalition has just launched a new book review site.
In case you missed it
Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:
A review of Tim Keller’s Counterfeit Gods
Spurgeon on Faith & Obedience