If he could speak to us now, Johnson might remark that his 2019 obituary shows how times have changed — and not necessarily for the better.
I had heard many public movement leaders say they wanted regular folks like me to engage, but they never really provided an opportunity.
Watch an interview when he was healthy and you will see a man who swam in English like a dolphin loved water.
When Phil started talking, his diminutive stature and drab appearance melted away, replaced by a series of powerful arguments sharpened with irony and deadly accurate humor.
Those of us in the community that seeks to advance the theory of intelligent design live in his presence every day. And we will continue to do so even following his death.