In Jesus, We All Belong

By scottsauls | May 24, 2018

I am helplessly drawn to the biblical story of Mephibosheth, the orphaned son of Jonathan, who had died in battle and who was King David’s best friend. Mephibosheth was a boy with special needs, being crippled in both feet. Wanting to honor Jonathan, David reached out to the boy and offered to take him in. […]

Sometimes I Struggle With the Bible

By Scott Sauls | May 21, 2018

Sometimes I struggle with the Bible. When I read Scripture, potential distractions abound. So many things seem more urgent and alluring—things like email, text messages, social media, the day’s news cycle, to-do lists, the latest Netflix series or music release, or opportunities to connect with actual, in the flesh human beings. Boredom can set in. […]

We Are Not Alone in Our Doubts

By scottsauls | May 12, 2018

C.S. Lewis, a master storyteller, grew up feeling an irreconcilable tension between his love for literature on the one hand and rational thinking on the other. While the romantic side of Lewis was drawn to happily-ever-after stories, his rational side would spoil the tales. While these stories functioned as a temporary escape from reality, to […]

On Being Less Offended and Less Offensive

By scottsauls | May 4, 2018

In his book, We Learn Nothing: Essays and Cartoons, political cartoonist and New York Times Op-Ed writer Tim Kreider describes the modern epidemic that he calls “outrage porn:” So many letters to the editor and comments on the Internet have this…tone of thrilled vindication: these are people who have been vigilantly on the lookout for […]