A few hours ago I posted about the sudden death of Roger Lundin, a gifted Christian scholar who has influenced the life of so many of us with his serious reflections on faith and learning.
I just realized that another member of the English Department at Wheaton also passed away this week. I did not know Brett Foster nor am I familiar with his work, but if he was a member of the English Department at Wheaton he must have been a very bright and talented teacher, scholar, and poet. Foster passed away on Monday after a battle with cancer.
What a sad day for those of us committed to working in places like Wheaton and Messiah. Let's keep the Wheaton English Department and the entire Wheaton community in our prayers as they cope with the loss of these colleagues and friends. I am sure that the rich Christian community at Wheaton will be a comfort through it all. As a department chair, I can't imagine what it must be like to go through this.
Here is a post from the Wheaton website on Foster's death: