The Very Best Humans Are Formed Through Pain

By scottsauls | June 26, 2020

As I write this, I am keenly aware of a groaning creation and of what Albert Camus called “the bitter taste of the mortal state.” I turned 52 years old this year, which means I am one year closer to the inevitable day of my death. It is also not long after Easter, which presents […]

Some Indispensable Things I’ve Learned From Tim Keller

By scottsauls | June 19, 2020

I first met Tim Keller in 2007. I believed it then, and I still believe…that he is the best English-speaking Christian preacher, thinker, and visionary of our time. I am not alone in this. Having also gotten to serve “up close” and observe his leadership first-hand, there are other things about Tim that I’ve come to appreciate even […]

Our “Secret Weapon” in an Age of Us-Against-Them

By scottsauls | June 12, 2020

When Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson harshly mocked Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw because of his eye patch and flippantly remarked, “I know he lost his eye in the war or whatever,” no one expected the former Navy SEAL and decorated war hero to respond to the insults in the way that he did. The mockery […]

I Thought I Was Opposing Racism–It Turns Out I Was Part Of The Problem

By scottsauls | June 6, 2020

In the sad, painful wake of more deaths of unarmed black people, I feel compelled to share about some of my own blind spots about, as well as my own unwitting contribution to, certain forms of racial injustice, inequality, ignorance, and callousness. The following words represent my own sometimes humbling, yet also continually sanctifying, journey with […]