The sudden death of Stan Grenz has hit the emerging church world hard. I had barely met Stan, but the times I saw him at the emergent convention in San Diego put a face and voice to the authorial name. I looked forward to seeing, hearing and reading much more of him in future.
Here's the only picture I have of Stan from the convention. This was the fourth of the Learning Community sessions, so I'm sure all the presenters must have been a bit worn out from presenting the materials over and over, but you'd never guess it from their grace and engagement with the attendees. it shows Stan just sitting quietly, preparing himself to talk while Brian got things rolling.
I love the expression on Brian's face here, it has a certain, "who the heck is that guy?" vibe to it...
Brian's beautiful eulogy of Stan is on the US Emergent blog.