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Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of He is the author of several books including his most recent - Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), & An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals.

Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. The band's most recent album is "Straight Back to Kansas." He helped to plant three thriving churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.

  • Seth D.

    Interesting chart, Tim, but there is no ledger as to what the horizontal units are. Also, unless I remember incorrectly, the economy runs in 7 year cycles, so what is taking place at a particular time was set in motion years before. At least that is what I was taught in college.

  • Tim Suttle

    Yeah, the left side bar should be labelled percentage of population living in poverty. I’ve never heard of the 7 year cycles, but I’m surely not an economist! In fact I’m a terrible businessman! It sounds intriguing though.

  • Seth D.

    Yeah. I think most people don’t understand that b/c it just doesn’t seem to make sense that it takes 7 years to move our economy, but it does. Just to make sure I asked a buddy that is an investment banker and he said that is 100% correct. He then went on to say that is why we most likely will never get a good energy policy in place. It would take two terms of president and the EXACT same plan to make it stick.