One Teenager’s (Supremely Brilliant) Perspective on Social Media

By scottsauls | April 24, 2017

  This past Sunday, April 23, our church sponsored a public forum entitled, Life Through a Screen: The Benefits, Risks, and Wounds of the Internet. Our speakers included author Annie Downs, counselor and seminary professor Dr. Mark Pfuetze, and panel moderator Elisabeth Hasselbeck — all pictured above. Also pictured, on the far right, is Anne Florence Brown, […]

Last Year, Self-Loathing Ruined My Easter — And I’m Sort Of Glad That It Did

By scottsauls | April 17, 2017

  This past week, leading up to Easter, I disliked myself more than I have in twenty years. I had reached a point where I was tired of and just about done with me. Call it my Isaiah 6 and Romans 7 moment, if you will. During my Easter sermon, I decided — perhaps against better […]

Easter: Pathetic Or Genius?

By scottsauls | April 10, 2017

  Jesus didn’t stutter when he said that he is the truth: I am the way, and the truth, and the life,” he said, “no one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6). Why did Jesus claim to be the truth, versus one single truth among many other truths? Why did he say that he […]

How Healthy Doctrine Makes A Healthier You

By scottsauls | April 3, 2017

  The Type-A in me struggles to believe this wonderful statement from my friend and Los Angeles pastor, Rankin Wilbourne: God does not love you to the degree that you are like Jesus. Rather, God loves you to the degree that you are in Jesus. And that’s 100 percent. The famous story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) […]