Love Across Our Differences: A Christian Non-Negotiable

By scottsauls | June 27, 2021

I love that I get to be the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church for many reasons. In more ways than I can count, our community and its four diverse congregations is a wonderful, sometimes messy representation of God’s Kingdom, and a rich manifestation of the aroma of Jesus. In a world of outrage, judgment, fear, […]

Thoughts on Abortion

By scottsauls | June 24, 2021

I have never enjoyed publicizing my thoughts about the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate. It’s a heated issue. To take one side or another is to invite what often ends up being contentious, fruitless debate. I don’t enjoy stirring up a hornet’s nest. But my calling as a minister is to teach the word of God, whether […]

On Saying “No” to Famous Rockstars

By scottsauls | June 20, 2021

I speak for many pastors who would, like me, declare that the life and writing of Eugene Peterson was and still is of profound impact. In light of his passing not long ago, I thought it would be fun to share this reflection about my own favorite “Eugene story.” It involves Bono…so, what more do […]

How Beautiful People Happen

By scottsauls | June 13, 2021

Those who are familiar with the church I serve know that people with disabilities and special needs are an important, even central, part of our community. Recently, we held our annual “Very Special Bible School” for our friends with special needs and their siblings — a true highlight with over two hundred volunteers serving over […]

Make Christianity Beautiful Again

By scottsauls | June 6, 2021

These days, the name “Christian” seems to evoke as many negative reactions as it does positive ones. This bothers me. Does it bother you? Critics might summarize their feelings about Christians as Gandhi did when he allegedly said, “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your […]