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Remembering JI Packer Live Interview

3rd August 2020

On July 17 James Innell Packer was promoted to Glory. Many of us have revisited or perhaps learned for the first time why there was such a groundswell of affection and respect given to him. For 93 years Jim graced us with his writing, speaking, teaching, and presence; there has been a cumulative impact that will take more than one article or posting to fully unpack. For this reason, Gafcon hosted a special, Everyday Global Anglicans, Facebook Live tribute to Dr. Packer on Wednesday, July 29. We were privileged to be joined by the following guests: 

  • Archbishop Ben Kwashi, Gafcon General Secretary 
  • Rector David Short, St John's Anglican Church in Vancouver (JI Packer's church) 
  • Dr. Leslie F Thyberg, Trinity School for Ministry 
  • The Rev Dr Joel Scandrett, Trinity School for Ministry 

They share precious memories about him, his ministry and their work with him, but most of all his love for the Lord and his people. 

Below is a list of resources and tributes to JI Packer:  

The Pastor's Heart podcast interview with Dr Peter Jensen and Mark Thompson click here 

J. I. Packer, ‘Knowing God’ Author, Dies at 93 - An obituary in Christianity Today 

Taking God Seriously - A video produced by Crossway where Packer challenges the Christian to know what he believes:

Known By God - An interview with Packer presented by Faithlife Films

In His Own Words - A Crossway production of Packer telling his own story

10 Things You Should Know about J.I. Packer - An article by Leland Ryker 

J.I. Packer on the 6 Things You Should Tell Yourself Every Day - A blog entry by Justin Taylor 

'Why I Walked' - article by JI Packer in Christianity Today 

How Anglicans in Canada Found New Life After Their Eviction - article by The Gospel Coalition 

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