As many of you know, late Monday night I received the tragic news that one of my closest friends, apologist and pastor Ken Silva had died.
The news hit me very hard.
Ken and I have been friends for almost a decade and together we were two of the first and most vocal discernment bloggers (ODM's as our opponents called us) on the web. Ken and I collaborated and conspired together on many defenses of the Christian faith against the heresies of the Emergent Church movement and the abuses of the Seeker-Driven church and its leaders. Ken would often provide me with what he called "covering fire" for the work that I was doing and his favorite way to end our many phone conversations was to say, "we ride to the sound of the guns."
Without a doubt, Ken and I kept each other sane during a time when the church was slipping into greater and greater apostasy and doctrinal insanity.
Fighting for the Faith and Pirate Christian Radio are heavily indebted to the tireless and selfless research and courage of Ken Silva.
The grieving process has not been easy for me and despite my desire to get back into the fight, I am not emotionally able.
As scripture says, there is a "time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” (Eccl. 3:4). This is my time to weep and mourn the death of my dear friend. But, I do not “not grieve as others do who have no hope” (1 Thess. 4:13). No! I have hope knowing that my grieving will give way to laughter and dancing on the day when our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ appears. On that day Ken and I and all the saints will be reunited and never again be torn apart by death.
In the meantime, I need to take the remainder of the broadcast week off so that I can work through my grief.
I will be back on Monday, October 6th.
χάρις ἔλεος εἰρήνη σοι,