Thoughts on Serial Killers, Sufjan Stevens, the Grace of God, and Me

By scottsauls | July 31, 2018

Once I got very angry when I heard that a guy in prison had become a Christian. I got angry because I didn’t think he deserved the blessings of God’s grace, the comfort of God’s love, or the assurance of God’s forgiveness. And I certainly didn’t think he should benefit from the promise of God’s […]

Being Okay With Not Being Okay

By Scott Sauls | July 17, 2018

The beginning of blessedness—and the beginning of real change—is not in realizing that we are okay, but in realizing that we are not okay. It is not in becoming convinced that we are superior to everyone else, but that we are no better than anyone else. It is not in believing that we are strong […]

Women in the Church: Have We Gone Too Far, or Not Far Enough?

By scottsauls | July 9, 2018

It was a joy this past Sunday to introduce the first ever class of Deaconesses at Christ Presbyterian, the church that I serve in Nashville. If you’re interested, that 9-minute video can be seen in its entirety here.  You can also read the letter we sent to our congregation on these matters last week here. In […]

Celebrating the New Role of “Deaconess” at Our Church

By scottsauls | July 6, 2018

The following is a letter was sent to our Christ Presbyterian congregation, announcing the new role of “deaconess” at our church. Links provided in the letter should explain the many reasons why we celebrate this new initiative. Please join us in prayer as we begin our long-awaited implementation with eleven amazing, commissioned women who will […]

I Love Beer And Jesus

By scottsauls | July 1, 2018

Every now and then, God throws something a pastor’s way to remind said pastor that the gospel is sinking in with the congregation that he serves. This happened to me last year, when a member of our church named Jeff sent me a personal reflection — chiefly written for his children and his spiritually curious […]