Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Apologist Ken Silva With Christ

I was saddened this week to hear of the passing of Pastor Ken Silva, head of the apologetics website Apprising.org. In prior years, before I stepped down from the apologetics radio program I co-hosted in 2011, Ken had been a frequent, enjoyable, and knowledgeable guest.

We first got acquainted back in the late 90s and early 2000s when the Emergent Church stuff began rearing its head. He shared the concern of many of us that it was basically the same old theological liberalism wearing a new guise. Those concerns proved to be true in many cases.

Ken fought the fight of a good warrior for Christ. While his concerns ran deep, I never heard him express those concerns on our program in any other way than kind and loving, yet direct and plain. For the past several years unknown to me, he had been battling degenerative disease in his spine and other ailments. Those ailments finally claimed his life Sunday morning. Ken will be missed, but we also rejoice that he is now in the presence of the Savior he loved and served. Please pray for Ken's family, church, and loved ones.

It seems like we've lost quite a few apologists over the past several years. It is not a ministry for the fainthearted.

*Thanks to Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio for the great tribute photo of Ken.

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