The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Remembering Roger

This, too, is God's gift: that Roger Kahle modeled the way to die

O Roger, you were always ahead of me.

In reading, intellect, writing, publishing--and in life itself: Everyone should have one friend like you. It is a gift of our heavenly God, which I return in all my writing.

But in dying, too, faithfully, peacefully, sitting in your chair, you've gone before me. I will follow. I will die. But this is also a holy gift, that someone has modeled the way to die.

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