Toward a Truer Christianity…Abandoning Us-Against-Them

By scottsauls | June 29, 2019

In my role as a so-called “public Christian” who leads a church and weighs in on the issues of our day through speaking, discourse, and writing, I am eager to nurture environments in which people can openly disagree…but without the fear of being caricatured, labeled, or demonized. In other words, I am for disagreeing in an […]

Thoughts on Revoice, Unnecessary Division, and the PCA

By scottsauls | June 21, 2019

At the risk of speaking too soon, I thought I would share a few thoughts as my denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America, heads into its annual General Assembly gathering in Dallas (think Southern Baptist Convention, but for Presbyterians). Speaking of the SBC, earlier this month our Baptist friends debated and approved a resolution regarding human […]

On Being Fully Known, Yet Never Rejected

By scottsauls | June 12, 2019

Being forgiven by God and knowing we are not condemned (Romans 8:1-2) frees us to come out of hiding. Being forgiven empowers us to face the uglier parts of our character, because Jesus has already dealt with the shame of those uglier parts. We don’t have to be crushed any more when our flaws are seen […]