From Sappy Sentimentalism to Gutsy Friendship

By scottsauls | January 31, 2020

The movie Jerry Maguire includes perhaps one of the sappiest scenes in the history of film. Jerry, separated from his wife, suddenly comes to his senses—his life is not complete without his wife in it. So, he barges into his wife’s sister’s house (where his wife is staying at the time), and in the middle […]

Moral Majority or Love-Driven Minority? (The Latter, Please)

By scottsauls | January 24, 2020

Some say that Christians should support one political party and should never support the other. Interestingly, there are people from the left as well as from the right who talk this way. I don’t think it’s that simple. Let’s talk about a few reasons why, shall we? Christians have liberty in things that are non-essential, […]

Understanding The True Gospel

By scottsauls | January 17, 2020

The Gospel is more than the “first step in a staircase” of truths. It is better likened to the hub of a wheel, the central reality around which all of life is arranged. It is not a basic truth from which we move on to deeper truths, but is the central truth from which all […]

The Local Church: Lean In Or Peace Out?

By scottsauls | January 10, 2020

In a recent sermon series called “Worship, Connect, Serve,” we asked our Christ Presbyterian Church members to consider what it would look like to be “all in” in their church involvement — starting with “being fully present with the local church every Sunday,” versus the standard American attendance average of approximately 1.6 times per month. […]

A Way Forward For Those Who Are Tired Of Taking Sides

By scottsauls | January 3, 2020

2020 should be an interesting year for all of us. Personally, I hope it will be a better one for the public witness of Christians, especially in the American West. To help encourage this “better witness,” I worked recently with Tyndale House to release a new, revised and expanded edition of my first book, Jesus Outside […]