Christianity’s Greatest Scandal: Also Its Greatest Validation?

By scottsauls | May 22, 2020

Having been a Christian for thirty-four years and a minister for twenty-four, I have been told countless times by non-believing people that they would never consider becoming Christians because of all the Christians they know who are hypocrites. “So many Christians,” the argument goes, “talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk.” As Huffington Post […]

On the Rise and Fall of Pastors

By scottsauls | May 15, 2020

My friend Darrin, a fellow pastor I’ve known for over fifteen years, died two weeks ago. The cause of death, as it has been described, was a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.” Darrin is my second pastor friend who has died from a self-inflicted gunshot in the past year. The other friend took his own life, with […]

When It All Still Hurts A Month After Easter

By scottsauls | May 8, 2020

It’s a month after Easter, and the resurrection has been sung about, preached about, and celebrated. And yet, the world is still bruised. As one writer has said, we are Easter people living in a Good Friday world. At least for now, we still live with the groans spoken of in Romans 8, the thorns […]