Robertson McQuilkin Passes Away

rmRobertson McQuilkin, the third president of Columbia International University, and son of the school’s first president R.C. McQuilkin, passed away on June 2, 2016. He was 88 years old.

Robertson McQuilkin, whom I was privileged to know in my two years at Columbia and afterward, has entered the presence of the Lord. Godly man, devoted husband, Bible teacher, exegetical scholar, Christian ethicist, and missions advocate are just some of the ways we could describe Dr. McQuilkin.

What I will probably remember most is his encouragement to young Christians to “live at the center of biblical tension.” Where he has gone, of course, there is no tension, only joyous clarity. May we, as did Dr. McQuilkin, “get home before dark.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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