Recently I have spent a bit of time revisiting the Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. One of the things that Bunyan seems to stress during the story is the need for friendship and fellowship along the way to the Celestial City. Two of the more constant companions that Christian kept with him were two men, Faithful and Hopeful. The way is difficult but through the avenue of friendship, Christian and his companions find the way to be much easier. For more than ten years, I have been friends with Ben Weeks, pastor of Truth Harbor in Lake Park, Georgia which is just outside of Valdosta, Georgia. He is a Christian gentleman of the finest sort and he has a renowned preaching ministry that has been widely received in all sorts of national and international venues—conferences, camp meetings, marriage retreats, and pastoral anniversaries. For the last decade we have met at various times in Thomasville, Georgia, which is about half-way between Dothan and Valdosta to eat at Sonny’s BBQ and other little hole in the wall restaurants there to talk about the Bible, matters of theology and doctrine, preaching, church life and sometimes just the mundane insignificant things that take place in life.