About Chris

Chris & Kathy in BelizeI spent some years practicing law before responding to God’s call to enter full-time ministry. I wrote a recent book, Path of Life: The Way of Wisdom for Christ Followers out of a genuine concern for our culture and for the way in which many lives are injured by foolish behavior. As a pastor, I know that a lack of love at an early age is the source of many problems later in life. Almost as serious is the problem of a lack of training in wisdom and wise living that leaves many contemporary people at the mercy of the worst aspects of our culture.Chris Portrait 001

From 1994 to April 2017 I served in two pastorates near Memphis, Tennessee, one at First Presbyterian Church of Brownsville, Tennessee, and the other at Advent Presbyterian Church in Cordova, Tennessee. I then served Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village Ohio as it’s transitional pastor. We currently live in San Antonio, Texas, where I help our church and write.

I received my Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA., and my Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. At Asbury, I studied Leadership and especially the Spirituality of Leadership. I also have a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a J.D. Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

My wife, Kathy, and I have four grown children.  Currently, we are spread out from one end of the world to the other and from one end of America to the other. Each one of them is pursuing their own careers and bliss!Scruggs Children Posing Silly

Kathy and I recently published a book on evangelism and discipleship training called, Salt & Light: Everyday Discipleship. We continued e to help churches learn to disciple people more effectively and work with missions.

 

4 thoughts on “About Chris”

  1. I happened upon your blog via my friend, Leara. I am so glad I read “Love in Uncertain Times.” I write about the world for a living, and lately, the lion’s share of my work these days deals with the unfortunate horrors unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa. It is depressing and disheartening subject matter, which lately has left me (in my personal life; not my professional life where I need to be objective) questioning the paradoxes of humanity. In the personal realm, your piece was the most thoughtful material I have read lately. I imagine I will be re-reading it regularly on the trying days when the tragedies of the world overwhelm me. Many thanks !!
    – Denise

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