Thoughts on the Rise and Fall of Pastors

By scottsauls | February 13, 2019

In light of last week’s news of yet another, high-profile pastor losing his ministry due to patterns of damaging and sinful behavior, I am re-posting an updated version of the essay below, now (sadly) for the third time. As I reflect on the story around this particular fallen pastor, I’m reminded of something that Francis […]

On Young Widows, Hot Tea, and Heaven

By scottsauls | February 9, 2019

Very recently in a sermon, I reminded our congregation that the true nature of our souls is most often revealed not in the fun and easy times, but in the crucible of suffering and sorrow. Like a dry tea bag, we really don’t know what’s “in there” until it is steeped in hot water. In […]