My name is Scott Lothery.  I was born and raised in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. In college, I put my faith in Jesus Christ.  I currently live in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with my wife Cindy. We have four children: Alyssa, John, Matt, and Ben. I serve as the Lead Pastor of The Orchard, a multi-site church with congregations in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Itasca, Marengo, Northfield, and Vernon Hills.

Although I have been fascinated by the Gospel for over two decades, my study of what it is and what it does began more seriously in 2004 when I began academic work on a doctoral project that was eventually named The Gospel Nourished Life.  The purpose of this blog is to continue to develop that work and share what I have learned with others, particularly those people who are interested in growing in the virtue of Jesus Christ.