Thank you to Justin Taylor, who posted this announcement on his blog on Thursday:
Harvard Law Professor William Stuntz died last week at the age of 52 after suffering from colon cancer. Both pieces in The New York Times refer to his strong Christian faith. Professor Stuntz developed a distinctly Christian perspective on his field of expertise and in so doing became “one of the most influential legal scholars of the past generation.”
Justin quotes Dr. Stuntz from a Christianity Today article from 2009:
Our pain is not empty; we do not suffer in vain. When life strikes hard blows, what we do has value. Our God sees it.
Justin also provides links to an interview with Timothy Darymple and to the article Dr. Stuntz wrote for Christianity Today. The interview is, in some ways, very difficult to read for its raw emotion, and Dr. Stuntz had a great way with words which adds to the impact of the suffering he is describing.
But the interview ends on this wonderful note:
The concept that God longs for the likes of me is so unspeakably sweet. I almost cannot bear to say them aloud. They are achingly sweet for me to hear.
Thank you, Justin, for pointing to this life well lived.