There are no ‘little’ places and ‘little’ people

Scott Sauls again touching one a major nerve in our generation.   “I see how right Francis Schaeffer was when he said that there are no little places and no little people. If Jesus would choose the small, obscure town of Bethlehem as his birthplace and the better-known (but only because of its bad reputation) […]

Jesus’ upside down view of leadership

The following quote from Scott Sauls, although it uses America as the comparison with Jesus’ leadership worldview could so easily be replaced by the UK or the Western World in general. Feel provoked: “In America, credentials qualify a person to lead. In Jesus, the chief qualification is character. In America, what matters most are the […]

What is the most context-specific act in the entire spectrum of human behavior?

Eugene Peterson destroying the overly simplified definitions of love and leads us to an life of immersion in acts of love. Just brilliant! “Love is the most context-specific act in the entire spectrum of human behavior. There is no other single human act more dependent on and immersed in immediate context. A dictionary is worthless […]

Friendship with God

A brilliant quote from Eugene Peterson about friendship with God: “God’s friendship didn’t install Abraham on an oasis where he slept on a hammock strung between date palms, refreshing himself with a swim in the pool between naps. God’s friendship meant leaving home, long journeys, dangerous ventures, doubt-filled actions, difficult obedience. Karl Bath, perhaps our […]