Alan Cole is with the Lord

Vivian just came back from Moore Public Lecture tonight, and told me that Alan Cole has just passed away a few hours ago. God has taken his faithful servant away to him. He has finished the race, and ready to receive his crown...

In some sense it is sad. I only hear him preach once, and that was in the Asian AIM this year. He is such a gifted speaker, and can even speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. Initially we were going to invite him to give a Mandarin sermon in the mission week this session, but sadly he would not be able to fulfill it. The last time I saw him was in the Mid Year Conference this year, where he gave the Ethics elective. The day after his elective seminar, he got a stroke. He did not recover, and passed away today...

Updated 16 Oct 2003: I have been reading this month's Southern Cross newsletter this morning, and there's an article on the life of Canon Alan Cole. I did not realise the 'COLE' who wrote the Mark and Galatians Tyndale commentaries was actually the same guy talked to us in the Asian AIM day earlier this year.