Sometimes I Struggle With the Bible

By Scott Sauls | March 27, 2022

Sometimes I struggle with the Bible. When I read Scripture, potential distractions abound. So many things seem more urgent and alluring—things like email, text messages, social media, the day’s news cycle, to-do lists, the latest Netflix series or music release, or opportunities to connect with actual, in the flesh human beings. Boredom can set in. […]

Damaged Humans and the Kindness of Jesus

By scottsauls | March 18, 2022

I love how Jesus related to damaged, condemned people. Don’t you? A woman sins against God and is caught in the act of adultery. She wrecks a home. She brings shame upon herself and her community. Pious men take her shame public. “Lawbreakers must not be tolerated,” they think. “She must be condemned for her […]

On Assembly Stacking, Assumicide, and the PCA

By scottsauls | March 17, 2022

Recently, a friend forwarded to me an essay written by a fellow Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Teaching Elder (TE). In this essay written by a man I have never met, I was accused of two of things. First, the man accused me of slander. Second, he accused me of disrespecting the office of Ruling […]

On Babysitters and Neighbor Love

By scottsauls | March 13, 2022

As a father of two daughters, I sometimes offer them advice on their various endeavors. One endeavor for our oldest daughter was to build a thriving babysitting business in her mid-teen years. Since my wife, Patti, and I had previous experience “employing” babysitters to keep watch over our home and children, I felt qualified to […]

Lessons from an Agnostic New York Times Journalist

By scottsauls | March 6, 2022

Many of us unconsciously build our lives on a foundation of religious behaviors and even sound doctrine, yet our lives lack an essential sign of love for God—which is to love our neighbors who are made in his image, and most especially those Jesus called “the least of these.” Where we do indeed fail, there […]