The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon has announced his resignation as general-secretary of the National Council of Churches due to health reasons. Dr. Kinnamon was one of my professors at Eden Theological Seminary and I served as his teaching assistant. There are few people I admire more. As the general secretary of the NCC, he has worked with incredible energy to develop ecumenical partnerships and to find common ground among diverse groups of Christians. His commitment to a Gospel-centered social gospel is unquestioned. Many of us have been worried about Michael's health for some time but Michael being Michael he wanted to do all he could to promote the cause of Christian unity. I pray for healing for Michael Kinnamon and give thanks for his leadership, the mentorship he has provided me over the years, and the friendship we share.