Can Christians and the LGBTQ Community Be Friends?

By scottsauls | August 26, 2017

As you might imagine, as a Christian minister I have taken interest in recent news coming out of Indiana. This is just the latest in what New York Times writer Frank Bruni identifies as “homosexuality and devout Christianity as forces in fierce collision.” I am grieved by such portrayals of the relationship between Christians and the LGBTQ community. […]

Church…Love It Or Leave It?

By scottsauls | August 21, 2017

We’re told that there is a trend, especially among younger generations, of people who are saying goodbye to the local church. We’ve heard statistics of those who leave because they no longer believe. But, surprisingly, others leave because they say they want more of God in their lives and the church just isn’t doing it for them. Several influential Christians are among this group, including…

All Good Work, Especially Yours, Is God’s Work

By scottsauls | August 12, 2017

Two years ago, the church I pastor launched an initiative called the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work. The following essay gives some of the reasons why the integration of faith and work is such an important — even central — aspect of life in Christ. If you want to know more about NIFW in particular, […]