I was sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Russell Standish, killed in a car accident in Australia on May 2. He and his twin brother Colin are well known in Adventist circles–Russell for his missionary service, Colin for his academic leadership, and both for their strong defense of what they regarded as historic principles of Seventh-day Adventism. I became aware of them thirty years ago when I was in high school, but only met them this past fall, at the “Questions on Doctrine” 50th anniversary conference at Andrews University. Though they are known for their fighting spirit, in person they are two of the gentlest, kindest, most grandfatherly gentlemen I have ever met. My sympathies to Colin and their families and friends.
Update: Be sure and read Julius Nam‘s eulogy.