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Ep. 34 | Gentle Answers: Loving like Jesus in a divided world w/ Scott Sauls

PROPEL | A Podcast by Fellowship Pacific

In the past year, Covid has presented us with many challenges and as our collective stress level has been steadily rising, we have seen the pressure of the pandemic lead to a surfacing of issues that are now causing significant levels of division both in our country, our communities, and sadly, even in our churches. In this episode, Dan Cody from our Church Management Solutions team had a conversation with Scott Sauls, Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Scott is the author of several books, including his most recent work, A Gentle Answer, in which he discusses how followers of Jesus can live and love like Christ in a defensive and divided era. They talk about what it means to abide in the gentleness of Christ and why it is imperative that we model our posture after Him in the way that we share our strong convictions. For a list of resources, visit the episode page on our website. SCOTT SAULS Scott Sauls is husband to Patti, dad to Abby and Ellie, and serves as Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to Nashville, Scott was a Lead and Preaching Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City after planting two churches in Kansas City and Saint Louis. Scott has authored several books, including Jesus Outside the Lines and his most recent work, A Gentle Answer. He blogs regularly at scottsauls.com. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, Qideas, Catalyst, Leadership Magazine, Outreach Magazine, annvoskamp.com, The Gospel Coalition, and several other publications.


25 May 2021

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Tough Questions and Gentle Answers (An Interview with Scott Sauls)

Hold On

WE ALL NEED GRACE! (Can we get an AMEN?!) In this episode we interview pastor and author Scott Sauls. We enjoyed making new friend, so listen RIGHT NOW!


19 May 2021

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18 | Scott Sauls on Communicating the Gospel in Diverse Contexts, Faith that Promotes the Flourishing of People and Cultures, And Living with Humility and Authenticity in a Culture Disillusioned with Hypocrisy in the Church

The Kingdoms Podcast

18 | Scott Sauls on Communicating the Gospel in Diverse Contexts, Faith that Promotes the Flourishing of People and Cultures, And Living with Humility and Authenticity in a Culture Disillusioned with Hypocrisy in the Church


16 May 2021

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Scott Sauls

This Is Harbor Network

Casey Smith and Ronnie Martin sit down with Scott Sauls for a conversation about wholehearted leadership, ministry friendships, and why church planting is good for the ego. Scott is married to Patti, and dad to Abby and Ellie. He also serves as senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He was previously a lead and preaching pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City after planting two churches in Kansas City and St. Louis. He’s a pastor, church planter, husband, father, author, and lover of all things barbecue. Judging by some of the quotes below, you're going to love this conversation."I pass the test of adversity a lot better than I pass the test of prosperity. Be careful what you wish for.""I think the reason why it's so hard for pastors to have close friends in the church is that most of the time, you as the pastor are more committed to your people than your people are to you.""The beginning of your maturing process is when you decide to stay in a community when things get hard. American Christians are too soft, too fragile, and we peace out too quickly. We peace out before the maturing process begins."“Pastors, take heart. Your weakness is something God delights to use in order to bring hope into the lives of others.” CREDITSThis episode of This is Harbor Network is a production of Owens ProductionsProduced by Casey Smith and Mark OwensEdited and Mixed by Mark OwensMusic by Marc Wallach, Ayden Blackbird, and Flash Fluharty


29 Apr 2021

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Jesus Our Cup | Scott Sauls | April 11, 2021

Christ Presbyterian Church of Nashville

ESV Mark 14:32-36SOURCESDonald Carson, Editor, The New Bible CommentaryESV Greek ToolsESV Study BibleIVP Bible Background CommentaryDietrich Bonhoeffer, Life TogetherTimothy Keller, Hope in Times of FearTimothy Keller, Logos Sermon ArchiveC.S. Lewis, The Four LovesScot McKnight, Fellowship of DifferentsRich Mullins, “We Are Not As Strong As We Think We Are”John Newton, “Controversy”N.T. Wright, For Everyone Commentary


9 Apr 2021

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Mark Week 3 with Scott Sauls

She Reads Truth Podcast

It’s Holy Week, when we observe Jesus’s journey to the cross and His triumphant resurrection on Easter Sunday. In our final week studying the Gospel of Mark, Raechel and Amanda continue the conversation alongside author, Nashville pastor, and friend, Scott Sauls. Together, they walk through Holy Week (which has two extra days of readings!) and talk about Passover hymns, peach Easter dresses, wrestling with doubt, and the beautiful climax of Mark. Join us in celebration as we remember how our Savior Jesus reconciled us to everlasting life with Him. Read with Us: This episode corresponds to Week 3 of the She Reads Truth Mark reading plan found on the She Reads Truth app and SheReadsTruth.com. Shop the Mark collection at ShopSheReadsTruth.com. Show notes can be found at shereadstruth.com/podcast/mark-week-3-with-scott-sauls


29 Mar 2021

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63: Scott Sauls on a Gentle Answer for Polarized Times

Finding Holy

In this conversation, Ashley sits down with Scott Sauls to talk about ways to bridge divides in outrage culture. We talk about spiritual formation, living eulogies, and of course his laundry routine. Scott Sauls is Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN and author of several books, including A Gentle Answer.LINKSScott’s websiteChrist Presbyterian Church:A Gentle AnswerSHARE“We ought to be much less offensive and offendable than the average person.” @scottsauls on #findingholypodcast with @aahales“If you want to persuade people, scolding is not the way to do it.” @scottsauls on #findingholypodcast with @aahales“You can’t get to virtue without Jesus.” @scottsauls on #findingholypodcast with @aahales“Beautiful people don’t just happen. It has to be reinforced in a liturgy.” @scottsauls on #findingholypodcast with @aahalesONE SMALL STEPOne way to practice growing in gentleness is to choose to go first. Scott Sauls reminds us there’s a power in going first — in sharing vulnerably, in asking for forgiveness, in helping to release tension, rather than stir it up. What would it look like to go first?Scott Sauls talks about giving “living eulogies” amongst his church staff. Start a family dinner or a work meeting with the things you love about another person — it should help decrease tension and help bring gentleness back into the conversation.SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE! If you’re looking for thoughtful conversations with a practical starting point, please subscribe and share this episode. More at www.aahales.com. *links to Amazon are affiliate links Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Mar 2021

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Happy Hour #365 - Scott Sauls

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey

My guest for The Happy Hour #365 is Scott Sauls. Scott  is senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, a multi-site community in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also published five books, including 'Jesus Outside the Lines' and his latest, 'A Gentle Answer.' You may recognize Scott from our Faith & Politics special in the fall, and I’m so thankful he is joining us again! Y’all, Scott dropped so many gospel-filled words in this conversation, summarizing it just won’t do the show justice. In today’s episode, we talk about the timeliness of his book A Gentle Answer during a year like 2020, and the difference between American and Global Christianity. Scott also dives into what we can do to make sure we have the gentleness of Jesus, and fighting against our natural pull towards self-righteousness. He says “Don’t look for a bypass road around Jesus to get to character. You’re never going to become gentle without going straight through Jesus.” OOF. Grab and pen and paper for this interview - you’re going to need it. Scott has the most pastoral spirit and I always walk away feeling challenged to become more like Jesus. Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube GET ALL THE LINKS FROM THE SHOW HERESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


17 Feb 2021

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Episode 271: Dr. Tony Evans and Pastor Scott Sauls

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Today, as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day and begin Inauguration week in 2021, two of my very favorite pastors have joined us. Dr. Tony Evans is here, discussing his new book U Turns, our current climate, the power of repentance, and pastoring in 2021. Then to walk us towards Wednesday, Pastor Scott Sauls pastors us in how to pray, how to process going into this week, and what God may be up to in us. His most recent release, A Gentle Answer, is the perfect book to read this week.  Need more stories in your ears? You can listen to Annie's new book, That Sounds Fun, TODAY even though the book doesn't come out until February 2, 2021. All the detail at thatsoundsfunbook.com! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners! BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/thatsoundsfun!  Ritual: Get 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/THATSOUNDSFUN!  Indeed: Get a FREE $75 CREDIT at Indeed.com/SOUNDSFUN. Offer valid through March 31. 


18 Jan 2021

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Putting Jesus in front of Politics, Mark Mabry with Pastor Scott Sauls

Gifted and Lifted

We're late. But it's about time. Time to start putting our brothers and sisters above our political ideology. But how? How can we righteously fight for our beliefs about how a society should operate AND maintain civility and love... especially among believers. A few weeks ago I read "A Gentle Answer" by Pastor Scott Sauls. His Christ first approach to how we interact caused me not only to question how I was communicating, but what I was actually fighting for. Time to heal, and no politician is going to lead the charge because it's not in their best interest. Healing is in our best interest as a family in Christ. So let's lead out. You can also download this as a podcast on any platform. It's the Gifted and Lifted Podcast. Here are a few of my favorite notes from the show. Please tell me yours. “Jesus sees us in whatever condition we are and is ready to meet us where we are...” “before Paul… starts telling us what to do and how to live, we are told who we are and reminded whose we are.” “that’s just who He (Jesus) is. He establishes relationship before anything else.” “posture not politics” “righteous anger attacks problems, unrighteous anger attacks people” A beautiful approach to political discourse “I’ve never met a person who got scolded on social media for their politics and then a lightbulb went on for them and they said ‘oh, you’ve completely persuaded me, I’ve changed my mind. Thank you for showing me the light.’ I’ve never witnessed that.” “part of what kindness means…” we make ourselves liars when we adopt a narrative that lumps an entire group together “…it’s not about us and the other people anymore, it’s about us and Jesus” Speaks about how and why to be angry… “that’s an important grid to run things through… Righteous anger is getting angry at things that are precious to God… Unrighteous anger is when we get angry about things that are precious to us, but not to God.” Our pet peeves can refine us “I don’t think politicians have much hope for making the world a lot better… unless your coming from the resources that Christ provides…” "America and the church are not the same thing and they never have been”  mark’s take on masks     “to put Jesus in front of our politics inside the church, so we can go out in the world and hopefully do the same”


13 Jan 2021