The Skeleton of Our Faith (In Praise of Doctrine)

By scottsauls | May 27, 2021

The Type-A in me struggles to believe this wonderful statement from a pastor friend of mine, “God does not love you to the degree that you are like Jesus. Rather, God loves you to the degree that you are in Jesus. And that’s 100 percent.” The famous story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) is […]

When Integrity And Ambition Collide, Go With Integrity

By scottsauls | May 20, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I find it disturbingly easy to relate to an anecdote that Donald Miller once told about the comedian, Tom Arnold: “I caught an interview with Tom Arnold regarding his book How I Lost Five Pounds in Six Years. The interviewer asked why he had written the book, and I was somewhat […]

When Grace Troubles Us More Than It Amazes Us

By scottsauls | May 13, 2021

Recently, as I was reading from the book of Isaiah, I was taken aback by the extent to which the grace of God will reach. I was reminded, as I sometimes am, that grace is not only for “the lost,” as some say. The grace that comes through faith and repentance is also available for people who are […]

The Uplifting Potential of Our Words

By scottsauls | May 6, 2021

In a moment of transparency, Mariah Carey, one of the most successful artists in the history of pop music, said in an interview that if she hears a thousand words of praise and one word of criticism, that one criticism will eliminate the thousand praises in her mind. Can you identify with this dilemma? I […]