Thursday, December 11, 2003

Carl F. H. Henry died on Sunday at the age of 90. Henry was the founding editor of Christianity Today and the author of many books including his six volume God, Revelation, & Authority. CT briefly recounts his life and accomplishments and an amusing anecdote is worth sharing here:

Henry delighted in recounting a time when he sparred with theologian Karl Barth. Barth invited questions from a group of 200 religious leaders attending a luncheon in his honor. Henry rose and identified himself as "editor of Christianity Today" before asking Barth about his views on the historical fact of Jesus' resurrection. Barth retorted, "Did you say Christianity Today or Christianity Yesterday?" As the audience howled with laughter, Henry countered, "Yesterday, today, and forever."

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