For “A Better You” in 2018 — Here’s an Essential Ingredient

By scottsauls | December 31, 2017

As we consider things about ourselves that we hope will change for 2018, it is helpful for us to consider our readiness (or lack thereof) to invite into our lives things that Scripture says will lead us TOWARD the direction of change. Specifically, Scripture urges us to consider the value of constructive criticism. For sometimes […]

On New Years Resolutions, Slow Progress, and the Grace of God

By scottsauls | December 25, 2017

As we conclude another year, looking back on our successes as well as our regrets, as we contemplate the commitments we will make to be different in 2018 and the related resolutions we will make for a new year, I thought it might be good to be reminded of what the Scripture says about change. Desiring change for the […]

Why is Loneliness a Thing?

By scottsauls | December 12, 2017

Twentieth century novelist Thomas Wolfe said that the central and inevitable fact of human existence is loneliness. Whether we are introverts or extroverts, married or single, standing on the stage or sitting in the cheap seats, preaching sermons or listening to love songs, we all share the struggle to connect. But why is loneliness a […]

The “Bad Math” of Derailing Spiritually

By scottsauls | December 5, 2017

C.S. Lewis famously said that when we read history, we find that those who did the most for the present world are also the ones who thought the most of the next. In other words, the more heavenly minded we are—the more our heads and hearts are fixed on Jesus, his kingdom, and his purposes—the […]