I just heard that Dallas Willard has died.
I am saddened by this.
What an influence he has been. For me, the combination of brilliant academic, passionate Jesus-follower, and active Christ-abider was, and is, compelling.
Yesterday Willard's son posted this, from The Divine Conspiracy:
“Those who live in reliance upon the word and person of Jesus, and know by experience the reality of his kingdom, are always better off ’dead,’ from the personal point of view … we live in the knowledge that, as Paul elsewhere says, ’Jesus the Anointed has abolished death and has, through the gospel, made life and immortality obvious.’ (2 Tim 1:10)