One of my favorite pastors and Christian authors died a few days ago. John R.W. Stott was 90 years old (1921 – 2011). I was very saddened to hear of his death because I’ve always wanted to meet him and hear him preach in person. I missed my chance when I visited London in 2005. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to read a few of his commentaries, and I’m planning on reading his famous book, “The Cross of Christ” later this year. Here’s some links to articles honoring Dr. Stott  that were posted at Between Two Worlds by guest blogger Robert Sagers:

Langham Partnership International

Christianity Today

The Telegraph (HT)

New York Times

John Piper

David Dockery

Paul Zahl

Derek Thomas

John Stackhouse

Greg Thornbury, Mark Coppenger, Ben Mitchell, Peter Riddell, Michael McClenahan, Charles Marnham (HT)

Denny Burk

Nathan Finn (HT via)

Assorted Tweets Collected by Tim Challies (HT via)

Tim Brister

Tim Chester (HT)

Allen Yeh

Don Sweeting

Justin Taylor (who also pointed me to a few of these links)

—And 731 posts (and counting) at the John R. W. Stott “Remembrance Book”

Sagers made a great point by challenging all readers to “take a moment to thank God for his work in and through Dr. Stott—and pray that God would be kind to raise up more like him for the gospel, for Christ.”