Tired of Yourself? Jesus Will Never Tire of You

By scottsauls | February 25, 2015

We crave affirmation and praise. This is so because we are made in the image of God, who is both the object and source of love, adoration, praise and wonder. Yet we are haunted because there is much about us that invites shame more than it does admiration. We miss the mark and we miss the boat, failing […]

Fighting, Taking Flight, and the Invitation to be Known

By scottsauls | February 16, 2015

The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once spoke of the discomfort of being seen. In his words, “Hell is to be looked at.” With our many flaws and secrets, we are unsettled when we find ourselves beneath the gaze of another. In the presence of others, eye contact is awkward and self-consciousness is consuming. We want be known […]

In Pursuit of a Truer Christianity…Abandoning Us-Against-Them

By scottsauls | February 4, 2015

(The following is adapted from the Introduction of my book, Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides) In my role as a “public Christian” who leads a church and weighs in on the issues of our day through speaking, discourse, and writing, I am eager to nurture environments in which […]