Denominational Diversity and Cultural Normativity

By scottsauls | June 29, 2016

  Today I am delighted to feature a guest post from my friend, Duke Kwon. Duke is the pastor of Grace Meridian Hill, a multi-ethnic church in the Washington, D.C. area. Duke is swiftly emerging as a young leader in the Presbyterian Church in America. What follows is a transcript of a compelling talk he gave to […]

On Suffering, The Church, LGBTQ, Abortion, Partisan Politics, And Leaving Things Better Than We Found Them

By scottsauls | June 23, 2016

  Recently, and in response to several themes covered in Jesus Outside the Lines, I was invited by a Christian magazine into a conversation about some of the more contested issues of our time. What follows is a slightly expanded version of that conversation. I would enjoy hearing your feedback. Grace and peace! ————————- We don’t get far in […]

Violence Toward LGBTQ: A Pastor’s Reflection

By scottsauls | June 13, 2016

  It was seventeenth century Lutheran theologian, Rupertus Meldenius, who first coined the famous words: In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. Today, and especially in light of the horrendous massacre in Orlando, in which forty nine souls had their lives cut short by a shooting spree at a gay night club, I would like to focus […]