|In my last class with Dr. Howard Hendricks, 2008|
I can only imagine.
A Leader and an originalDr. Hendricks said, “Don’t start with others; start with yourself. God is in the character, not the credentials.” Prof backed up these words with his life.
"You will become the leader you desire to be and that you decide to be." And then, "You can't blame others for who you are. You cannot expect others to make you what you ought to be. That's your assignment."
Dr. Hendricks spent a lifetime carrying out that character building assignment. He loved God. He loved teaching the Bible. He loved people.
Of all the things I heard him say, I most often quote, "All people are born originals but most die a copy."
1924–2013, Howard Hendricks remained an original. A work of art. No one like him. Irreplaceable.
Thanks be to God for giving me the gift of knowing Prof, sitting under his teaching throughout the 4 years I spent at Dallas Seminary, and for ways in which he influenced my life and the lives of countless others.
|On a trip to Israel in 2005, I took this picture, adding Prof's quote|