I absolutely join you in being a Scott (& Linnea) Molgard fan. He is after God, and God is after him. He writes with seeming ease with skills and in ways that the world ought to read. He makes me uncomfortable at times, and I am fine with that. I NEED to be made uncomfortable. God has used His people to unsettle us from Adam and Eve. I call him “Rev” at times, partially to unsettle him and to also make a comment circuituously that Scott’s ways of ministry are what the church needs and the world hungers for. He is a Rev ahead of his timenot the elevated pulpit with the man in a black gown (he’d have a pocket or two inside it for a cigar and who knows what else). God is breathing (ruah) His life into and through this man. I plan to keep up with what God does next, and throughout this couple’s life. They bless my socks off.
Scott is easy to underestimate. Not one to blow his own trumpet, he works hard to keep your expectations low. He calls himself “fat” and describes his attempts at running as “waddling.” When you learn that a few years back he competed in Strong Man competitions, it’s easy to write him off as a dumb jock.
But once you start reading his blog, you see that Scott has a lot going on. He’s an acute observer of life around him and is unsparingly honest in describing it. Sometimes his honesty and raw observations make me wince. He takes on subjects like racism, ugly people, and AIDS. Sometimes he takes on things you’d expect him to keep private – you can’t believe he actually went there.
Scott doesn’t waste time worrying about offending people. He must figure that most people have seen it all by now already. He likes beer and he doesn’t understand it when people are offended by that. He really comes alive when talking about his wife Linnea or his dog Sequoia.
Scott is still getting over his fairly conservative background (having attended Liberty U.) and seems a little jaded toward people with some kind of religious agenda. It’s hard to begrudge him his mild bouts of cynicism, especially as he tempers that with a hunger for spiritual reality. We need more of that in the Church.
Scott has been on a concerted search for God for a while now. He and Linnea entered the World Race in January to travel the world looking for him. My bet is that he’ll find him.
I don’t kmow this guy Scott, well at least not as of today. But who knows what tomorrow holds he sounds a bit like someone else I know (ME) Can’t wait to meet him someday soooon.
it is a bit surreal to look at this.
it is Seth’s blogs that cemented my interest in AIM, it is an honor and humbling to be on here…but not so humbling that I won’t be sending every one I know to this site and blogging about it myself!
As for MB, all of us here being discipled in this world race experience have benefited so much by you, thank you!!!!
and my waddle of a run is slowed a bit by a limp and an ever expanding belly, it really is not pretty,
Scott Pitts, yeah, I hope to meet you, if I remind you of you things could be interesting…what is your favorite beer?
He makes us wince at home too. It’s those times that I learn the most. The crazy thing is, this is how he thinks all the time. Spend a weekend with him in the woods or at a game or sipping a beer and you’ll hear the same deep, insightful, slightly off-color thinking that he writes into the blogs. Thank you Scott for being a flawed but available portal to Jesus for my sketchy and skeptical friends.
ha! you guys are great, I have so much respect for you guys, I love the opportunity to share life with you.
Just a correction on Eric, if I ever got paid to throw kegs, I might not be out here…maybe. No, I was never that good, never even did that event…I paid a lot of money to enjoy the strongman sport!
and insightful thinking, come on Bern (my brother in law) you know I am just confused!
Yeah, I am soooo in agreement here! Scott is truly a blessed man, and Linnea is truly a special woman. The two of them have an amazing ministry ahead of them!!!
Reading this Seth is just another reason why I’m truly blessed I get to spend the next four months with Scott! He’s an awesome guy and I look forward to joining him in this journey to know our heavenly father more deeply.
Its funny because Scott is my hero as well. Who would’a thought that a guy that used to get paid for tossing beer kegs over walls could be filled with so much wisdom. He is a true sage.
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