I only recently came to know that Evangelicalism’s elder statesman, “Pope” John Stott has retired at the age of 86. I add my small voice from the Philippines to the torrent of thanksgiving pouring out from all over the world for the ministry of this great and wonderful man of God. Many years ago I read his book, Between Two Worlds, which has made a difference in my preaching. Other books of his which I have read are: Understanding the Bible, The Message of Romans (which I will be using in the Romans class which I will be teaching this coming June at the Baptist Missionary Association Bible College) and The Cross of Christ (which I have just recently finished). I also enjoyed vol. 1 of his biography. Presently I’m halfway through his The Contemporary Christian. John Stott has been a great blessing to the global church. I thank God for him.