Rest In Peace Phyllis…

Religion News Service photo by Karen Pulfer Focht

Religion News Service photo by Karen Pulfer Focht

It was announced earlier today that Dr. Phyllis Tickle, author and friend to many across the church, died earlier today (Sept. 22) in her sleep. Phyllis was a friend to several at the United Methodist Reporter, and we, like many today, mourn our loss even as we celebrate her resurrection to the life beyond this life.

Click here to read an article we published in May when she announced that she had terminal lung cancer. We also commend Jana Riess’s commentary at Religion News Service as a fitting tribute to a great saint.

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