A few weeks ago, we received the sad news that a dear friend and colleague had passed away. Elliot Miller was the chief editor of the Christian Research Journal, and for many years he was an active presence in apologetics for the Christian Research Institute. Elliot was also a good friend of mine, and he and our wives would get together at least twice a year in person to enjoy our shared interest in natural wonders and hiking at state parks. He and his wife were also among the only people we knew who also enjoyed visiting museums and other informational exhibits.
met this past weekend with his wife to see her one last time before she
moved back to California (though we also plan to visit here there in
coming months). He and Corinne had moved to Florida some years ago, to
semi-retire, which is how we started the tradition of meeting twice a
year. They lived down on Florida's southeast coast, a two hour drive
away from us.
had a great sense of humor. I showed him a few of my TektonTV videos,
and he always got a hearty laugh out of them. I remember he especially
enjoyed the one where I used the fiction of a time machine to bring
together versions of Hal Lindsey from various decades (70s, 80s, 90s,
and 2010s) who then confronted each other with their own errors. Like
me, he had little patience with the constantly erroneous end times
salesmen who kept changing their tune each time their predictions went
awry. He was also a prolific writer, and his volumes of research work,
especially on cults and Eastern mysticism, will continue to provide
value for seekers in the years to come. And of course, he was an able
juggler of the many responsibilities that went into editing and
publishing the leading Christian apologetics journal in the world.
offer this tribute as a way to say goodbye to him as a friend and
colleague, but also to say that there's a certain torch I have pledged
to take up for him, and that will be gladly occupying my time for a
while. I'll release more details when they become available.
We will miss you, Elliot. See you again soon.