A Dream for a Better Tomorrow

By scottsauls | August 30, 2016

  One week ago, the elders of Christ Presbyterian Church, where I get to serve as pastor, adopted and approved a vision statement that I believe is so compelling that I am ready to give the rest of my life to it. Although I don’t usually use the blog for “church stuff,” I felt that this was […]

A Case for Beautiful Orthodoxy

By scottsauls | August 22, 2016

  Jesus said that his followers would be a light to the world and a city on a hill, a wildly diverse yet compellingly unified multitude of earthbound citizens of heaven. This multitude would have the impact of a virus, infecting the world with love. They would not crawl into a corner, but would position themselves in […]

Recovering The Lost Art Of Encouragement

By scottsauls | August 15, 2016

  A few years ago, my friends Gabe Lyons and Dave Kinnaman wrote unChristian, a sobering commentary on Christianity’s decline in the West due to departure from the biblical vision to engage a secular world with grace and love. Similarly, Philip Yancey wrote in What’s So Amazing about Grace: When I ask people, “What is […]

Coming Together In Polarizing Times…Is It Possible?

By scottsauls | August 4, 2016

(Featured in photo: Pastor Wayne Francis of Authentic Church, White Plains, New York)   You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. —Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies I am tired. Tired of taking sides, that is. Are you? Are you […]