What does a real friend look like?

This quote from Scott Sauls is so wonderful in it’s description of true friendship: “Real friends see each other as long-term companions and give to each other the rare gift of long-term loyalty. Instead of using each other, they serve each other. Instead of keeping score with each other, they support, champion, encourage, serve, forgive, and strengthen each other. In real friendship, the flourishing of … Continue reading What does a real friend look like?

Why I can’t wait to ditch zoom

Let me be clear, I’m very grateful for zoom, skype and more lately google meet. They have enabled a kinda of face-to-face meetings in a season of pandemic, lock-downs and growing isolation. However, I think the following quote from Scott Sauls sums up why I’m looking forward to ditching zoom (well mainly) and reengaging in true cheek to jowl community. “Unlike true friendship, relating to … Continue reading Why I can’t wait to ditch zoom

Servant Leadership by Scott Sauls

In this following quote from Scott Sauls excellent book ‘from weakness to strength‘, I think you can delete the words “in America” and replace them with “in the UK” and it then takes on a sharply prophetic stance for Christianity in our nation: In America, credentials qualify a person to lead. In Jesus, the chief qualification is character. In America, what matters most are the … Continue reading Servant Leadership by Scott Sauls

There are no little places…

“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) town of Nazareth—“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46)—as his temporal home, and if he could choose to build his … Continue reading There are no little places…

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) town of Nazareth – “can anything good come out of … Continue reading There are no ‘little’ places and ‘little’ people

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 results we produce. In Jesus, what matters most is the … Continue reading Jesus’ upside down view of leadership