RE: [GTh] Bob Schacht
This is sad news to start out a new year. Bob so often found ways to ask questions other folks had not thought to ask or were simply not bold enough to do so. I’m gonna miss him.
Like Bill, my online acquaintance with Bob Schacht goes back a long
way - to Crosstalk, before the advent of GThomas - and to a time when
I was just feeling my way into this field. I never met him personally, but
Bob was one of those who were and are the lifeblood of e-lists and blogs
- the steady and thoughtful contributor. In later years, as Crosstalk declined,
Bob (an XTalk moderator) sent many a message to GThomas, and we were
the better for it. He will be missed.
- I'm still a bit shaken but my condolences go to his family and his
scholarship will be missed.
From: William Arnal
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 9:37 AM
To: Crosstalk2 (list) ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [XTalk] Bob Schacht
Hi everyone (cross posted to crosstalk and gthomas):
I hate to begin your year with bad news, but I discovered last night that
our very own Bob Schacht has passed away. I do not know the precise details,
but my impression is that it was at home, and relatively sudden.
I think this is a great loss to all of us. Bob has been a HUGE on-line
presence since the very beginning of crosstalk -- which means some of us
have been talking to him about Christian origins for almost twenty years.
Always civil, clear, on point, and firm in his arguments, and indefatigable
in his commitment to conversation on these lists. I do not think I ever met
Bob face to face in all this time, so for me, at least, this has been a
relationship undertaken completely on-line, first via email lists, then
facebook as well. Yet I find myself feeling like Bob was a friend of
long-standing and substance, and I think my life, at least, is and will be
diminished by his absence.
best regards, all,
University of Regina
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