Update (9:13 25/2/2010): Reggie has commented on the funeral arrangments: Saturday 27th at 3:00 pm at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Nativity, Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg. Follow link to source.
Update (13:11 24/2/2010): Please read the VICE-CHANCELLOR’S COMMUNIQUÉ in the comments.
Update (8:35 24/2/2010): Go and read Thomas’ comment here.
There was a spike in ‘religious’ traffic in the South African blogsphere today. It seems that the South African Christian community is desperate for any news on Professor Steve de Gruchy. I don’t know Steve (I don’t even know if people call him Steve). I hadn’t even heard of him before yesterday. I do know this, people, whom I’m growing a healthy respect for like Jenny, Steven Jones and many others judging from the online conversations clearly love and appreciate this man very much.
As I reflect upon this, and my own empathetic response, I realise that the Body of Christ is intrinsically linked together, disparate though we are. I too will be praying for Steve this evening and for his family and for his friends.
Thomas, you’re a Congregationalist, do you know him? Anyone had any updates, I went online and searched the news sites and found nothing. As I read through my RSS feeds David and Dion and Reggie also know him.