Last night Brian McLaren was talking about the need for pastors (all of us really, but especially pastors) for generative friendships. That is, friends who have nothing to gain from you … but who are friends with you in the ups and downs, just because they like you, not because of what you can do for them. He also shared … and I don’t know who it was who wrote it … but a story about an email that was signed FNMW, and the signer’s name. When he finally asked what this new email lingo was about … he was told it stood for Friends No Matter What. Cool.