Many of you will know Ken by his frequent blog posts here. He was a prolific writer and influence among the atheistic community, especially in the blogosphere (atheosphere). He maintained the blog “Why I De-Converted from Evangelical Christianity“. I am sad to say that he died of a heart attack on Friday. His wife announced it on Twitter. I just found this out. My condolences to his family.
A Facebook page dedicated to him has been created here.
Ken was someone who, while a “de-convert” from Christianity, and while an evangelical with regard to his atheist faith, I considered a friend. I did like and respect him very much. He was cordial and respectful. He and I had some history, but it was something that I look back upon with great pleasure. I am glad that I knew him.
I commented on his blog post the day he died . . . it was a tongue in cheek reference to his post on the governmental theory of the atonement (which was very interesting, by the way).
Much of the conversation that I had with him in private, through email, was very positive. He expressed appreciation for what we were doing here, especially at the blog. He linked to us many times and actually sent me someone who was struggling with the faith for help.
All of this to say that I will miss Ken Pullium.
May God be with his family during this trying time.