Outcries That Must, For The Love Of God, Be Heard

By scottsauls | September 26, 2016

  In the sorrowful wake of two MORE shooting deaths involving police and African American men, I am re-posting this essay that I wrote as part of my contribution to a book called Heal Us, Emmanuel, a collaboration of several pastors and laypeople desiring to see the gospel heal all forms of racial injustice, inequality, ignorance and callousness. […]

Wrecked Marriages, Infidelity, and Alcoholism…Seeds for Revival?

By scottsauls | September 21, 2016

I love how Jesus brought outsiders into his circle. I love how he kept company with people we would least expect. Don’t you? Jesus was always welcoming pagans and prostitutes and ‘sinners’ into his company…wooing us all to belong with him even before we believed in him. Meanwhile, the Pharisees and scribes muttered, “This man welcomes […]

Open Letter to a Wrongful, Persistent Critic

By scottsauls | September 6, 2016

  The Apostle Paul warned that in the Christian church, some would have “an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in malicious talk and evil suspicions” (1 Timothy 6:4). So, when we decided to invite Stephen Moss, a seminary student who experiences same-sex attraction, and who is also living chaste, celibate, and faithful for […]