Author Archives: Scott Sauls

“You Suck” (And Other Things We Say to Ourselves)

“You suck.” When someone said this to me recently, it wasn’t the sound of the words that surprised me as much it was the person who said them. The insult didn’t come…

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Sometimes I Struggle with the Bible

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I Hate All Criticism and Probably Shouldn’t

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Toward a “Better You” in 2022

As we consider things about ourselves that we hope will change for 2022, it is helpful for us to consider our readiness (or lack thereof) to invite into our lives things that…

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On Being Lonely

Living in Nashville, also known as “Music City,” can create some unique opportunities. Every now and then, I get invited backstage at a concert venue. One evening, I was invited backstage at…

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When a Father Wound Defines You

I have said it before and I will say it again. I am comforted—deeply so—by the fact that God put so many misfits and insecure people in the Bible and then accomplished…

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The Potential Perils of Self (ie)-Esteem

The hunt for self-esteem is everywhere. Advice on how to achieve it can be found in parenting articles, business coaching, and the self-help section of every bookstore. According to the Harvard Business Review: Self-esteem…

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Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics

Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics If you’re on social media or are watching the news for more than twelve seconds, you’re sure to spot some sort of rant about a political figure.…

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Internet Outrage, Public Shaming, and the Modern-Day Pharisee Phenomenon

New York Times writer Tim Kreider coined the term, “Outrage Porn,” to describe what he sees as our culture’s insatiable search for things to be offended by. Based on hundreds of comments and…

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We Disagree, Therefore I Need You

This week, I would like to share a few thoughts about how I believe Jesus wants his people to relate to one another on matters that are important, but that are also…

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