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

By scottsauls | December 27, 2019

As another year comes to a close, and as we contemplate how we hope things will be different in 2020, I thought it might be good to be reminded of what the Scripture says about change. Desiring change for the person in the mirror, dreaming of a better version of ourselves, is a good thing. But how can we […]

Searching For Donald Trump In The Story Of Jesus

By scottsauls | December 20, 2019

Based on a current swirl of debate in the air about the place (or potential displacement) of Donald Trump in the world as we know it, I am re-posting this essay that I wrote shortly after he was sworn in as President in January, 2017. At the end of this post, I will share with […]

Reflections of a Shepherd

By scottsauls | December 20, 2019

There are moments in every person’s life when the truth comes fresh without the usual noise. Received in a new way, as if for the first time. This is how things went down for me. Thank you for listening. Another night working, another week far from home. I lost count how many days I had […]

I’m Dreaming Of A Small Christmas

By scottsauls | December 13, 2019

The season of Advent is so packed with significance, both personal and historical, that we can’t even begin to scratch its surface. As the evangelist, John, writes at the end of his book—if all the things Jesus said and did were written in books, the whole world would not be able to contain them! Each […]

Christmas: The Fairy Tale That Must Be True

By scottsauls | December 6, 2019

Have you ever stopped, just for a second, and considered the far-fetched claims of Christianity at Christmas time? During this particular holiday, Christians all over the world—millions and millions of them—pause to contemplate a first-century middle eastern infant, mothered by a teenage girl who had never been with a man, born dirt poor and from a […]