Posted by Chris Ward on November 18, 2003 at 23:58:47:
As a youth I read Bob and Gretchen's articles in Cornerstone Magazine, CRI Journal, etc. I was constantly amazed at what to me seemed to be a dogged hunt for the Truth. I was sure that Bob and Gretchen were these high-browed intellectuals that commanded instantaneous attention with their wit and sharp, logic-laced words.
Fast-forward years later where, as a CRI employee, I was told that Bob and Gretchen were going to be guests with Hank on the BAM show. As the door to the studio swung open and I looked up from the Audio Board I saw a bearded, smiling face pop in and give Hank a big handshake/hug. Talking a mile a minute, Bob was quickly joined by Gretchen as they proceeded to unload their latest thought processes ranging from Tarski's logic to why Anton Levey wore the clothes he wore. I don't think a moment passed where they both didn't laugh out loud, disagree with each other momentarily, or quickly answer a tough question coming in on the phones.
I didn't get to know them well, but I had a chance to talk with Bob and Gretchen a few times on the phone or at a CRI event. Gracious is a word that hangs in the air when speaking of them. It is a loss to the Church on this side of eternity...it is a glorious celebration in Heaven as another saint comes home.
Our prayers go out to Gretchen and the kids. God is with you..
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