A Good Book on Friendship

For quite some time I've been thinking about the topic of friendship. I have thought about how good friendships are a gift of God. I have also talked about friendship with people who struggle to find friends and people who think they don't need friends. And I've thought about ways people can make friends and …

On True Friendship (Roberts)

Want a brief and easy-to-read book on friendship that is also very helpful? Here's one suggestion: True Friendship by Vaughan Roberts. It's a nice little book that defines and discusses friendship from a Christian perspective. It's under 100 pages, but isn't simplistic or fluffy. Here are two parts of the book that I appreciated. There …

The Marks of Biblical Friendship (Holmes)

  What does the Bible teach about true friendship?  It does teach that a friend loves at all times (Prov. 17:17), but it teaches more than that!  Here’s a nice, brief summary of this topic by Jonathan Holmes: What are the marks of a biblical friendship?  Here’s what Holmes says based on several Proverbs (I’ve …

On Friendship: A Review of “The Company We Keep”

In the past few years, I’ve been thinking on and off about friendships.  It seems to me that many people don’t have good, close friends whom they trust, confide in, and help.  I’ve noticed that a lot of people would rather be alone or not get too close to others; a text or Facebook message …

Hauerwas on Death

"We live in a death-denying world that seems determined to develop technologies that will enable us to get out of life alive.  Yet the more we strive to be free of death the more we are shaped by the death-determined means we create to try to free ourselves of death.  Even more paradoxical, the means …

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