Today an old friend of mine passed away. We knew each other from seminary days at Westminster Theological Seminary-CA where Greg Welty introduced us some time around 1995 or 1996. All three of us at one time or another served as teaching assistants to Prof. John Frame. Steve was incredibly well-read, trenchant in his critiques, and creative in his musings. Not by any means perfect, he did love his perfect savior, Jesus Christ, and attempted at every opportunity to work out the lordship of Christ in every area of life. Scripture and its authority always had the last word with Steve. That was refreshing.
The announcement of Steve’s passing was made this morning on the theology/philosophy/apologetics website that Steve started a few decades ago, Triablogue:
Steve Hays (1959-2020)
We just learned that Steve Hays has passed away in a hospice. He had cancer and heart disease. Both conditions were initially treatable, but he declined treatment. He was content to let go and die a natural death. What he lived by, he died by. He was preceded in death by both his parents.
Click here to read the rest of the announcement and the comments by those who benefited from Steve’s writing ministry. Rest in peace, Steve Hays.