The Politics of Spin and Culture War Fatigue

By scottsauls | September 24, 2020

In the eighteenth chapter of John’s Gospel, we see a clash between two governors: Pontius Pilate, the governor of Rome, and Jesus Christ, the governor of the universe (John 18:28-40). Jesus has been brought to Pilate by an angry mob. The mob has charged Jesus with being an enemy of the state and a threat […]

Why We Need Not Fear The Future

By scottsauls | September 17, 2020

Reflecting on the future of the human race, Anne Lamott said candidly: A hundred years from now? All new people. Similarly, George Bernard Shaw quipped: Life’s ultimate statistic is the same for all people: One out of one dies. I’ve always liked reading Anne Lamott and George Bernard Shaw because both of them cut to […]

Jesus and Performance Fatigue

By scottsauls | September 10, 2020

Searching for guidance in today’s disconcerting, polarized climate? Scott’s latest book, A Gentle Answer: Our ‘Secret Weapon’ in an Age of Us-Against-Them is now available for individuals, discussion groups, and churches. In the classic play, Fiddler on the Roof, a husband and wife have two daughters who have both fallen in love. The husband, noticing how […]

‘Conservative’ Biblical Theology Begets ‘Liberal’ Loving

By scottsauls | September 3, 2020

Searching for guidance in today’s disconcerting, polarized climate? Scott’s latest book, A Gentle Answer: Our ‘Secret Weapon’ in an Age of Us-Against-Them is now available for individuals, discussion groups, and churches. This week I’m feeling especially proud of the church that I get to serve as pastor. The people of Christ Presbyterian Church have a history […]