Thursday, March 22, 2007

In Memoriam: Dustin Salter RUF Minister

The news just came through the blogosphere that Dustin Salter has passed away. Dustin was the RUF minister at Texas Christian in Fort Worth. I met him while I was in the D part of DFW, finishing seminary, starting my formal entrance into PCA ministry. He was a tall guy with a humble heart. He loved Jesus, and he loved to tell students and really anybody about how great and good and trustworthy Christ is. I wish I had known him better.

Several months ago, while riding bikes with his kids in his new neighborhood in the Carolinas, he crashed his mountain bike without a helmet. That was the start of a long road of brain injury recovery. Dustin and his family recently moved back to Fort Worth to pursue long-term care. He passed away just the other day.

Glenn Lucke at Common Grounds Online was a study partner and buddy of Dustin's in their RTS days. He does a wonderful, funny, and soberly joyful tribute to Dustin's life of friendship and ministry. Check out the post, meet the man, and rejoice in Christ who has triumphed over the grave and over our sins.

"No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make his blessings known
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness
The comforts of his love
The comfort of his love
The comforts of his love"

Joy to the World by Isaac Watts

1 comment:

Nan said...

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