Atheist, journalist, and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens announced yesterday that he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Over the last few years I have come to regard Christopher as something of an honorable opponent. We have sponsored three debates with him on two continents. On each occasion, I have argued the Christian position with him and, to be honest, I have enjoyed it. Christopher is articulate, formidable, and—in my experience—honest. A rare combination.
At Fixed Point Foundation we have no small measure of affection for Christopher Hitchens, in spite of his atheistic rants.
To the Christian viewers of this I ask a favor of you. Pray for Christopher Hitchens. Now. Specifically, pray that God will soften his heart to the Gospel. To face one’s mortality is a fearful thing for anyone, but to do so without the authentic hope of Jesus Christ is too much to contemplate. God is real. And we all must face Him, whether it is in this life or the next.