Long-time Dallas Seminary professor Howard Hendricks has passed away. He taught over 10,000 Dallas students over a span of 6 decades, but through his books, tapes and conferences he probably mentored hundreds of thousands more. He was influential in the training of countless pastors, missionaries and seminary professors. And he had a tremendous impact on my ministry personally. To this day, Teaching to Change Lives is probably the best book I know on the art of teaching. His was truly a life well-lived.
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Although I never met Howard Hendricks, I could sense his pastoral heart in his writings. Like you, Curt, I profited greatly from ‘Teaching to Change Lives’ and will probably read it over again many times. I’m saddened to know that Howard is no longer with us and disappointed that there will be no more books from his hand, mind, and heart. But I celebrate with you his race well run, and I rejoice with him that he is now present with the Lord. Way to go, Howard!
Amen! I only got to meet him once, but he was instrumental in the early development of Peninsula Bible Church, the church we came from in California. And he was a good friend of Ray Stedman’s, who was an elder and pastor of PBC for many years. I had found Teaching to Change Lives early in my teaching ministry, so I was already very appreciative of Hendricks as a mentor to teachers and pastors when I came to PBC. I remember hearing the story of when Hendricks came walking to the front (to everyone’s complete surprise) just as Ray Stedman was getting up to preach and announcing, “Sit down, Stedman. I’m taking over!”
Really?!!! I’d like to hear the rest of that story.
From what I remember, Stedman sat down and Hendricks preached! I don’t know many people who could get away with something like that! But he and Ray had been very close friends since studying together at Dallas Seminary, and he was considered family when he visited PBC.
They must have been very close! I don’t imagine very many people could get away with something like that in any church.
It definitely would have been something to see!
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