by Rod D. Martin
May 15, 2007

According to an aide, the Reverend Jerry Falwell went home to be with his Lord moments ago.

Falwell was instrumental — yea, pioneering — in bringing Christians back into public life in America, after an absence stretching across most of the 20th Century. His work in missions, in education and in a host of other endeavors was equally impressive if not quite so influential, at least as the world would count it; and he was a friend to many of us, one greatly to be missed.

His suffering has now ended; his journey has just begun; and we are all better for his sojourn among us.