J. I. Packer (1926–2020)

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DAL | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 17 2020 4:30 PM

Another giant has passed away! 

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/j-i-packer-1926-2020/ 


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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 17 2020 6:28 PM

Packer's Knowing God was very influential in my life, particularly the chapter "Sons of God."

He taught an interim session course at the seminary I attended and I had the opportunity to meet and learn under him for a week. I still have my exam that he graded by hand (I regard it ike an autograph). He gave me an "A" and only wrote the words, "You think."

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 17 2020 7:06 PM

Requiescat in pace.

“God watches over the affairs of those who truly love him without their worrying about them.” - St. John of the Cross

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 17 2020 10:22 PM

Regent College is offering four free J.I. Packer audio titles as a tribute to him, since he was a beloved longtime professor of theology there:

https://www.regentaudio.com/search?q=Remembering+J.+I.+Packer

And here is their obituary for him:

Remembering J. I. Packer

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 3:58 AM

What a wonderful man that made a huge difference in this world and in my life. I very much enjoyed taking a course with him on Puritan Theology back in the 80s. Sitting with him in his office for only 15 minutes still is fresh in my memory.

His legacy will continue!

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 4:12 AM

What a giant of theology for our times. I never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Packer personally, but I did have the pleasure of going to hear him speak on the Trinity when he came to one of our local churches here in Kingston some years ago.

Rest in peace, sir.

Thanks for the download links, Rosie! I look forward to hearing him again.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 18 2020 1:33 PM

There are very few evangelicals raised in the US or Canada between 1970 and 2000 who haven't been touched in one way or another by Dr. Packer. That is quite a legacy for a man who never sought attention for himself. May he enjoy the approbation of his Lord, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

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Bridgeport, CT USA

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Robert Neely | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 19 2020 7:37 PM

Crossway Tribute 


Yesterday, J. I. Packer went home to be with the Lord after 93 years of faithful service to Christ.

Out of gratitude to God for the immense impact Dr. Packer had on the church, we are pleased to share a number of free resources related to Packer’s life and ministry that we hope you find helpful and encouraging, including:

  • A free digital download of Packer’s book Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength
  • A 15-minute documentary video in which Packer reflects on his own life and ministry
  • A special podcast interview with Sam Storms about Packer’s remarkable impact on the church
  • 10+ articles related to Packer’s approach to the Christian life, theology, and legacy
  • 8 videos in which Packer answers crucial questions about the Christian faith

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 20 2020 8:44 AM

Knowing God was in Logos a long time ago (from what i hear) and then it disappeared and now Logos only sells the audio.  It took a bit of whining but FLEB eventually got the book back (Newer edition) into the ebooks site if anyone is interested.

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/product/168883/knowing-god 

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2020 5:10 PM

Bill Anderson:

Packer's Knowing God was very influential in my life, particularly the chapter "Sons of God."

He taught an interim session course at the seminary I attended and I had the opportunity to meet and learn under him for a week. I still have my exam that he graded by hand (I regard it ike an autograph). He gave me an "A" and only wrote the words, "You think."

Such a treasure!  Thanks for sharing.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 22 2020 5:36 PM

Very sad, but very happy that he is now with the Lord.

He sounds so much like Martyn-Lloyd Jones. Now they can meet once again.

Thanks be to God for such men.

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mm.

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