Longtime readers may remember ExPreacherman, a fellow blogger. The person behind that blog was a man named John Whiteside “Jack” Weaver. Although we lost touch a few years ago, he and I used to correspond frequently. We came from different places — He, a deeply devout Christian, and I, a vaguely agnostic Jew — but we met in a middle place of loving our country and both respecting and liking each other. I learned today that Jack died at 85 following heart surgery. To the end, his strong faith supported him and in his family.
Jack and his loved ones are in my thoughts. Rest in Peace, my friend.