In case you haven’t heard the news, Dr. Rod Decker, uber-New Testament scholar and teacher, author, mentor to countless pastors and missionaries, popular conference speaker and blogger, and author of one of the most-read articles at Themelios, died after a lengthy battle with cancer on May 25, 2014.  God is good and wise and sovereign and those of us who sorrow his passing do not grieve as those who have no hope.

Decker1-300x199If you’re not familiar with Dr. Decker’s work, I’d encourage you to peruse his extensive online resource collection, NT Resources.  Through this massive storehouse of excellent biblical, theological, exegetical, hermeneutical, and pastoral resources, he, like so many saints of the past, being dead yet speaks.  Also, and thankfully, three books by Dr. Decker are scheduled to be published later this year.

Before his death I chronicled something of the impact Dr. Decker had on my life here .  In the event you’re looking for more remembrances, here are a few:

Dr. Decker’s BBC Obituary

Remembering Rod Decker

Rod Decker Tributes

“Until the Morning Star Arises” by Kevin T. Bauder, Research Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Timothy Raymond is an editor for Credo Magazine and has been the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana since April 2006. He received his MDiv from the Baptist Bible Seminary of Pennsylvania in 2004 and has pursued further education through the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.