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Think on these things

With Tim's death, we lost a good friend, and the church an apt teacher

All symphonies remain unfinished here. They await completion in a more sublime sphere. Seldom has this truth cut more acutely than after hearing of Tim Lull's unexpected death from a blood clot 11 days after successful cancer surgery (page 52).

The Lutheran — and I — lost a good friend when Tim died. Our church lost a distinguished scholar and one of its most apt, energetic teachers, who served as president of Pacific Lutheran Seminary, Berkeley, Calif.

Tim had written nearly 40 articles for The Lutheran, and I was blessed to be his editor for the majority of them. He wrote lively, lucid prose that bristled with life and hope — flowing, as it did, from his buoyant trust in "our good and loving God," a phrase often heard from his lips.


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