“Never Traffic in unpracticed truth.” Prof

By May 15th, 2013

Family & Friends,

I recently was sending out prayer letters for my summer teaching trip to Kigali for this summer. I got to one and my heart sunk. The letter was addressed to Prof Howard Hendricks. As all Dallas Seminary alum know, “Prof” is very much alive, but neither snail mail nor email have his celestial address. At his death, we all remembered our favorite “Prof” moments. His one-liners were potent. Even when they were average, they were potent because they came from “Prof.”

“Heaven is a person: Jesus”
“Never traffic in unpracticed truth.”
“You are able to do many things. But be sure you find the one thing you must do.”

“You never graduate from the school of discipleship.”
“If you’re just like someone else, we don’t need you.” (excuse us Prof for all wanting to be like you!)
“The size of your God determines the size of everything.”

“You cannot impart what you do not possess.”
“The Bible was not given to make us smarter sinners, but to change our lives.”
“It is a sin to bore people with the Word of God.”

“You can impress people at a distance, but you can impact them only up close.”
“Experience is not the best teacher; evaluated experience is.”
“If we stop learning today, we stop teaching tomorrow.”

I can remember Prof saying, “This is the most important truth of the Christian life.” He said it over and over with a different truth each time. And I believed him every time.

G

gfriesen@multnomah.edu

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