A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
The way of friendship
"...friendship could open one's eyes to previously unseen aspects of reality." Colin writes how C. S. Lewis' friendships played a dramatic role, shaping and coloring his years and how Lewis valued and viewed friendship.
Friendship's Role in Coming to Know as We Are Known - Study Guide
This Sunday School lesson/study guide explores the role of true friendship in our spiritual growth and discipleship.
Friendship with the World is a Bad Bargain - A Commentary on James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Christians live between two worlds. For as long as we live on earth, our lives, our mission, and our aim is to follow Christ above all things. Friendship with the world is a bad bargain.
Friendship with the Holy Spirit
"The marvel of God making us friends is given practical counters through the gifts of the Spirit which are interpersonal dispositions that allow us to relate to God." An article on friendship with the Holy Spirit.
The Problem with “Friendship Evangelism”
Friendship evangelism conveys that the agenda is a conversation and if this does not occur, the friendship is discarded. Karina Kreminski shares the problem with friendship evangelism and how we should understand the gospel and evangelism....
The Legacy of George MacDonald
Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson tells various stories from the life of George MacDonald including his influences on British writers, his friendship with Mark Twain, his use of Scottish dialect, his advocacy for education, and his warm hospitality.
Friendship's Role in Coming to Know as We Are Known
An article on friendship: "From a Christian point of view, a true friend's endorsement of one's own self-conception does not stem just from personal loyalty; it must be based on insight into one's true self..."
Christi O. Brown in Spartanburg, South Carolina reflects on the deep friendships that enable us to embody the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ together in this sermon from Philippians 4:1-9.
A reflection by Dan Roloff, based on John 15:12-17. Roloff recounts various lessons and encounters that have taught him the value of friendship and the way our faith should motivate all of our relationships.
"Friendship, for me, is the most important incarnation of trust." Juan Hernandez Pico, who was a friend and collaborator of Archbishop Oscar Romero, talks about friendship as the sign of resurrection.
In this sermon on 2 Kings 2:1-12, Ellen F. Davis says the story of Elijah and Elisha illustrates the way in which holy friendship addresses the basic human need to draw close to God.
Full Text Hymns on Friendship
Friendship with JesusPD
Friendship and LovePD
Friendship, 'tis the gift of HeavenPD
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Philanthropy, Hospitality, and Friendship
Acts 27-28 teaches the Church past and present to "seek ways in which [we] might receive, learn, and experience the gifts from others who are not part of [our] friendship-kinship network." An article on Paul's journey....
Intimate Friendship with the Lord
This devotional on John 15:9-17 focuses on the depths of Jesus' love, the demands of friendship, and the badge of love. Love for another is the logical result of being loved by the Lord.
Intergenerational Friendships and the Future of the Church
This article argues that youth should not be set apart from the rest of the congregation, but rather integrated into the life of a congregation through friendship.
Moving Beyond Friendly to Friendship - Study Guide
This is an adult Sunday School lesson/study guide about friendship. It explores the nature of true friendship and its role in Christian discipleship. Liturgical elements and study questions included.
The Promise of Eternal Friendship
Richard Conrad's homily for Good Friday meditates on the many models scripture gives us for understanding Christ's death, emphasizing specifically the promise of God's eternal friendship.
Praying into Divine Friendship
In this sermon on Genesis 18:20-32 and Luke 11:1-13, Timothy Calvert teaches that prayer is not about putting God to work for us, but being drawn beyond ourselves into friendship with God.
The Art of Friendship in the Mess of Life
When adjusting to a new situation, it’s tempting to look forward, not back, writes a United Methodist pastor. But it’s important to attend to those deep friendships that are the living connections between memories and dreams.
Reflecting on friendship, this sermon by Jes Kast on John 15:12-17 discusses the value and role of intimacy in friendship and Jesus' call for us to be his friends.