I just wanted to write a note wishing my dear friend a very happy birthday, which is today.
Words will fail to express the deep debt of gratitude I owe to him. Of course, Scott's work has shaped my thought more profoundly than any other contemporary scholar.
But even more importantly, Scott has taught me about the love of Christ by the witness of his life. And I learned from him about it up-close and personal. Scott and his family took me in as a graduate student and allowed me to live with them during the years I studied at Franciscan University in Ohio. It was a truly blessed time of my life and I can honestly say that I don't think a day goes by even now--many years later--that I don't thank God for them. I truly consider the Hahn family my second family.
Scott, thanks for everything--for your generosity, your wisdom, and your example. May God bless you on this day.
I know I speak for Brant and John when I say: Happy Birthday!!!