The Jesus Who Changes People’s Lives!

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Dr. Lindsey possessed that quality in an individual which is difficult to find in the church today. His was a rare combination of heart and mind, faith and critical thinking. In Lindsey one could see this unique blend, both in his ministry and in his scholarship.

Dr. Robert L. Lindsey, March 1980 (photo: Kurt Ben-Joseph).

Dr. Robert L. Lindsey, March 1980 (photo: Kurt Ben-Joseph).

Following the death of Robert L. Lindsey on May 31, 1995, Jerusalem Perspective magazine published a memorial issue (October-December 1995, No. 49). Included in that issue were eight tributes to Lindsey written by his colleagues and students, including that of Steven Notley below.

How to Know Jesus? Follow Lindsey!” by David Flusser

Practicing What He Preached” by Halvor Ronning

Blessed Be the Faithful Judge!” by David Bivin

To My Teacher, Pastor and Beloved Friend” by Brad Young

A Doer of His Father’s Will” by Joseph Frankovic

Excerpts from a Eulogy” by Ken Mullican

Jesus at the Center” by Dwight Pryor

Dr. Lindsey possessed that quality in an individual which is difficult to find in the church today. His was a rare combination of heart and mind, faith and critical thinking. In Lindsey one could see this unique blend, both in his ministry and in his scholarship.

Lindsey autographs a copy of his new book, A Hebrew Translation of the Gospel of Mark, following the joint press conference that he and David Flusser gave at Baptist House (Oct. 19, 1969; photo: Kurt Ben-Joseph).

A couple of years ago I visited Dr. Lindsey and his wife, Margaret. I shared with them about my work. When I mentioned to him, “The Jesus who comes through as a result of your approach to the Gospels is a powerful figure who changes people’s lives,” his eyes lit up.

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