On Saying “No” to a World Famous Rockstar

By scottsauls | May 30, 2017

  If a world famous rockstar requested a meeting with you, would you accept? A good friend of ours received such a summons recently, and she humbly accepted. It was Bono. And I was so happy for her…while also being insanely jealous. And then there are others… Recently, a friend reminded me of a YouTube video of […]

Sticks, Stones, and Words…Can Cut Me Deeply

By scottsauls | May 22, 2017

  “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Really? Speaking for myself, I relate more to Psychology Today’s revision of this famous, potentially injurious cliche: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, and words can cut me deeply.” Words are potent. Words change things. Words brought galaxies into being when “God […]

The Secret Behind a Strong, Resilient Soul

By scottsauls | May 15, 2017

  Over the years and especially in our current ministry context at Christ Presbyterian in Nashville, I have encountered many men, women and children whose lives have been a beautiful demonstration of the kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and power of God—through and often because of their weaknesses. Through these encounters, I have discovered time and time again […]

Reflections on the Meaning of Home

By scottsauls | May 8, 2017

  I am currently in my forties and yet have never been fully or finally at home. Throughout our childhood, Mom and Dad moved us to a new city every two years because of corporate job transfers. Childhood was followed by four years of college, six months teaching tennis in Kentucky, a three-month hiatus in […]

Make Christianity Great Again

By scottsauls | May 1, 2017

  But Christianity is already great. We have simply forgotten that, and replaced it with an anemic counterfeit… These days, the name “Christian” seems to evoke as many negative reactions as it does positive ones. This bothers me. Does it bother you? Critics might summarize their feelings about Christians as Gandhi did when he allegedly […]