What’s Missing Most in the Race Conversation is EMPATHY

By scottsauls | October 15, 2020

Among other things, the year 2020 has been a year of reckoning on the subject of race. As conversations continue nation-wide, and as our Christ Presbyterian community prepares to plant a new congregation in the Bordeaux neighborhood of Northwest Nashville called “CPC Koinonia” under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Mika Edmondson, I am posting the […]

Jesus’s Politically Diverse Disciples

By scottsauls | October 8, 2020

Sometimes a sermon can be a polarizing thing. Once I was preaching to a crowd of New Yorkers about how Christians should respond to the problem of poverty. I will never forget two e-mails I received the following week, both in reference to the same sermon. The writer of the first e-mail, among other things, […]

Things We Don’t Want to Talk About (But Probably Should)

By scottsauls | October 1, 2020

A few years ago, I received a call from a news reporter seeking a ‘conservative Presbyterian perspective’ on a controversial decision that had been made by another, more ‘liberal Presbyterian’ denomination. I cringe at being labeled ‘conservative’ or ‘liberal’ because Jesus, in different ways, is both ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’…but I digress. I understood the reporter’s label, because he knows me […]