Remembering Burton Nelson

Burton Nelson died yesterday, and he really was a remarkable man. A world renowned Bonheoffer scholar and respected professor at North Park Theological Seminary he was known for praying, as Karl Barth suggested, with a Bible in one hand and the newpaper in the other.

He was the kind of professor who would have wanted his students--pastors in training--to see the Urban League story about the continuing gaps between blacks and whites in the US, and taught them that their faith meant they should do something about it.

Peace to his memory.


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