A Hazard to Myself (Don’t Let Me Get Me)

By scottsauls | January 29, 2017

  Not too long ago, our church’s executive director, Bob Bradshaw, took our staff through a Myers-Briggs related exercise. Part of the exercise included noting some well-known people who share our specific personality types. As an INFJ type, I discovered that I share personality traits with both Jesus and Gandhi. My first thought was that prior […]

Finding Donald Trump In The Story Of Jesus

By scottsauls | January 23, 2017

  In a moment, I will share with you my very favorite prayer offered after the inauguration of our new president. But first, a few things to establish the tone. Mr. Trump is neither the savior nor the devil. He is a frail, fallen, fearfully and wonderfully made and broken and boastful and image bearing and […]

Sitting Under the African American Voice

By scottsauls | January 16, 2017

  The whole concept of the Imago Dei…the ‘Image of God’ is the idea that all men have something within them that God injected…This gives him a uniqueness, it gives him worth, it gives him dignity. And we must never forget this…there are no gradations in the Image of God. Every man from a treble […]

Jesus’ Compassion for the Rich and Powerful

By scottsauls | January 10, 2017

  When our family moved to Nashville from an 850 square-foot New York City apartment, we had hoped for more living space…but not too much more. We had grown accustomed to smaller quarters, which drew us together and helped us live more simply. So we asked our realtor to find us a modest house within […]

Critique Gently, Encourage Fiercely

By scottsauls | January 4, 2017

  Thanks to social media, we are more connected than ever. We are a lot lonelier, too. Social media does have its benefits. Like steak, wine, and politics, social media can add value to our lives in moderation. But like steak, wine, and politics, it can also damage health if we consume too much. For […]