The Death of A Friend: Dr. Duane Arnold, PhD

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13 Responses

  1. Josh the Baptist says:

    A nice tribute to a friend. Thanks Duane.

  2. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Duane, sorry about your friend – but to God be the glory.
    Nothing is the same as it was and as much as we bemoan that fact it is unfair for us to place guilt on the current generation for not valuing what we valued greatly. Even now, when I wax eloquent of the good old days, my wisecracking grandkids will say “So Pop Pop, tell us again about your favorite dinosaur as you were growing up.”
    We move on as more and more of our generation has been doing.

    We have something in common – for the past year I too have been transferring my tapes to digital format. I have completed over 1,000 but I can only do them in real time.

  3. Duane Arnold says:

    Josh, Many thanks. You would have liked him…

  4. filbertz says:

    “…the opportunity for real study and reflection…” is the essence of understanding broadly and deeply. So glad you enjoyed such a rich relationship with a giant of heart and mind and you were willing to pay tribute to him with us.

  5. Duane Arnold says:


    “Broadly and deeply” is certainly the key. When we only go deep, we end up speculating on how many angels can fit on the head of a pin. When we only go broad, we have a “surface” knowledge of many things, but lack the nuance that detailed study provides. Charles taught me that…

  6. John 20:29 says:

    I enjoyed reading this… It brought back memories of the gracious Roman Catholic clerics that lived next door to my mother and stepfather (on one side of their home was the parish house and on the other side, a house full of nuns. When we visited or my children spent summer weeks there these Roman Catholics were nurturing and affirming – they never gave any indication that we weren’t quite Christian… very much to the contrary… it was a wonderful experience for the kids

    I cant judge academia except from the outside… but from out here it seems driven by social agendas – almost a prophetic focus on manipulation to a “great society”… repairing the tower of Babel to save the planet? duuno

  7. JD says:

    Sorry Duane at the news of the passing of your mentor. Mine died in 1989 and I recently learned that I am two years older than he was when he died. May God fill the void left by his passing with grace, wisdom and intimacy with Christ.

  8. Duane Arnold says:


    Many thanks. We are constantly taught by life (and age) to value our companions in the journey…

  9. pstrmike says:

    It sounds like he was a true friend that enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm with you. I’m sorry for your loss.

  10. Duane Arnold says:


    Many thanks… Charles was enthusiastic about theology, those he loved… and life.

  11. Captain Kevin says:

    Doc, I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. This was a beautiful tribute to a Godly man.

  12. Duane Arnold says:

    Many thanks… As I’ve contacted others, I’m only now beginning to realize how many people’s lives he influenced.

  13. brian says:

    A very nice tribute I am sorry for your loss.

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