Monday Morning Confessional – Birthday Edition

I confess today is my birthday – I was born in 1969 which makes me 43. I confess that 43 doesn’t feel as old as it sounded when I was young.

I confess that I am attempting to reduce the number of exclamation points I use while writing. When I’m writing books, articles, or for journals I rarely ever use one, but on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter the writing style is a little more colloquial and so I’m tempted…

I confess that the over/improper use of ellipsis must still be in play…

I confess that I’m excited for the day because I will get to spend a good part of it listening to Amy Pantinga Pauw lecture on the Old Testament (NTS, 10:30am and 2:30pm). In between I get to visit with Dr. Ray Motsi, the head of the Theological College of Zimbabwe. It’s a nerdy little birthday treat.

I confess that I’m working at Panera this morning and a guy who looks exactly like Tom Selleck just walked in. I’m serious, it’s uncanny. He’s got the mustache and everything. I confess that I cannot really grow a decent mustache and that this has always bothered me because it eliminates the possibility of ever growing a beard.

I confess that I have grown increasingly less interested in professional sports over the past five years. I confess that Chiefs fans cheering when Matt Cassel was knocked out cold in Sunday’s game (because they are frustrated with his play), is a new low for professional sports in this town. Eric Winston said it right in the Star today. I confess that I am still a huge fan of college sports, and that this makes no sense given the fact that college sports are much more corrupt.

I confess that I most often say things I will later regret when I’m trying to be funny. I confess that I should never try to be funny, and should probably just let humor unfold (or not), of its own accord.

I confess that Jaber Crow is was a good man.

I confess that I have an old bank account that I would like to close. The account was used as a business account for album sales, mostly electronic downloads via itunes, cdbaby, etc. I confess that I’ve moved nearly all of the payments to a different account, but I can’t close this old account because something is still paying to it – some electronic music download or something. I confess that I can’t remember which records and vendors still pay to that account. I confess that I’m terrible at this kind of stuff and its embarrassing to me. I confess that the amount the account gets paid is roughly the same amount as the monthly fee.

I confess that I have gotten 3 speeding tickets in the last 18 months. I confess that it had been nearly a decade since I had received even one speeding ticket and bragged about that fact the day of my first of three tickets… accursed bragging.

Okay friends, I made my confession, time for you to make yours.

About Tim Suttle

Tim Suttle is a pastor, writer, and musician. He is the author of several books: Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), and An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade Books, 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. He has planted three successful 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.

  • http://towardfatherhood.com j oliver

    Hey hey, happy birthday, TS! For some reason I thought we were exactly the same age. Turns out you’re WAY older! BOOM.

  • http://www.yeshua21.com Wayne

    I confess that I have probably done it again — I confess that I have probably unlovingly inserted my opinions into the comments to a more conservative Facebook friend’s posting [he was lamenting (among other things) the declining numbers of those in this country who self-identify as protestant Christians and I attributed said decline to what IMO is the absurdity of certain dogmatic claims made by many protestant churches (claims which he defends).

    Happy Birthday, Tim… (Again!)


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