When I returned from London yesterday I checked my email and learned of Rod Decker’s passing. (I was a subscriber to Rod’s blog and the news came to my email. You can read his family’s post here.) Several bloggers have already made mention of this, but I wanted to echo the sentiment that Rod was a really great guy and good scholar. I first had the opportunity to interact with Rod back in 2005 when our church hosted Dr. Michael Holmes and Dr. Maurice Robinson for a forum on textual criticism. I had several other opportunities to interact with him at professional meetings through the years. He was polite and engaging during our conversations and I was always really struck by his humility. In addition to the high quality of his character, his scholarship was also top-notch. I mourn his loss and offer my public condolences to his family.