Christ, our Light

Commemoration of Robert Douglas

Dear friends of CQOD: (sent on Christmas day, 2022)
In the midst of celebration and joy at the commemoration of the Lord’s coming, I have the duty to convey the sobering news of the death of my friend and colleague, Robert Douglas, listed on all CQOD communications as Principal Contributor. He passed into the presence of the Lord on December 1. For twelve years, he shared his resources with CQOD for the sake of the Gospel. His weekly email called “Dougfuls”, sent to a small list that included me, was representative of his amazing practice of reading and excerpting from one book per week for decades.
Bob was a rare creature, a rigorously orthodox believer who had an open and inquiring mind. During our collaboration, we had many interesting and profitable conversations. That collaboration began because of Bob’s willingness to allow me to “mine” his collection. His unfailing kindness to me as well as his interest in our joint project was an immense help to me.
In searching for a collaborator, I examine many lists, some too narrow, some much too broad, many that concentrated on “one-liners”, and many that lacked the kind of substance that I needed. Bob’s style of excerpting, as well as his breadth and depth, matched my needs quite well, and there were many of his weekly posts from which I would fish out three or more quotations that I could use in CQOD. Suffice it to say that over the years, his contributions have been presented in millions of emails and other postings. I owe Bob a debt that is beyond repayment.
There is a gracious account of Bob’s life at
I am reminded of what D. L. Moody wrote:

Some day you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body like unto His own glorious body. I was born of the flesh in 1837. I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit will live forever.
We send love and gratitude to Bob’s family, and we all draw encouragement from his example, knowing that we will all join him, at a time that the Lord calls “soon”, to rejoice in the Presence, Who has doubtless greeted Bob with the blessing, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
In Christ,


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Last updated: 12/24/22