Christian Love in a Pandemic Age

By scottsauls | March 27, 2020

In this week’s post, I’m going a slightly different route than usual. Instead of the usual essay, I will instead start with some links to resources for the present time. Then, I will share a remarkable essay, sent recently by my friend Phillip Johnston, on how a pandemic age can contribute to our spiritual growth […]

On Fearing the Future

By Scott Sauls | March 20, 2020

As I write this, the world is overcome by uncertainty and fear. Some fear for their financial future, others, for their health. Some fear for their loved ones, others, for themselves. It’s quite remarkable, isn’t it, what the spread of a microscopic virus can do to alter the landscape? Whatever our situation at this time, […]

Befriending and Belonging in an Age of Scorn

By scottsauls | March 12, 2020

In my role as a “public Christian” who values spirited discourse about the issues of our time, I want to nurture environments where people can openly wrestle with their beliefs—but without the fear of being caricatured, labeled or demonized. In other words, I am for disagreeing in an agreeable way. I guess you could say […]

Some Thoughts on Sex

By scottsauls | March 6, 2020

Among those who identify as Christian, there is an ongoing debate—and in some cases deep disagreement, confusion, misunderstanding, and even mischaracterization and slander between tribes around the subject of sex and marriage. Some adopt a more strident posture that seems (and often is) lacking in pastoral compassion, empathy, and grace: “The Bible says it, that […]