Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I have been taking a short and much needed break from blogging the past three days. I confess that yesterday I didn’t even turn on my computer. The hiatus was probably a good thing, but I have missed the interaction and creative outlet.

I confess that I watched Skyfall over the break. As far as Bond movies go, it was one of the better ones I’ve seen. I confess that I think Sean Connery was the best James Bond, and Pierce Brosnan was the worst. Daniel Craig is 2nd to Connery. I confess that it seems slightly odd to rank the actors who have played the fictional womanizing spy.

I confess that I’ve seen two movies in two weeks – an alarmingly high rate of movie watching for me. I hope this is the start of a new trend. I really want to see Lincoln.

I confess that I have been lax in my self-leadership lately. I confess that I know I need to organize all of the tasks and projects for which I am responsible, schedule time for each task and project carefully, and then be disciplined to get things done in a timely fashion. It sounds really easy, but I’m not naturally gifted at this. It sometimes feels as though it takes an inordinate amount of energy to work this way. I take comfort in the fact that this is challenging for a lot of creative people, so I feel like I’m not alone. Nevertheless, there are seasons during which one has to simply buckle down – this is one of them for me.

I confess that next week we are holding our annual joint service with Via de Esperanza, a local Latino congregation led by my friend Daniel Bocanegra, and I’m feeling really excited about it.

I confess that I cannot believe that it’s about to be December and the fiscal cliff has not been addressed by our legislators – check that, I can totally believe it. Nevertheless, it is disappointing.

I confess that as of last night, my favorite character in the show The Big Bang Theory is officially Amy the nerd. I confess that my wife and I watched the part where Sheldon gives her a tiara no less that four times just to keep laughing at her reaction. For your Monday Morning Confessional viewing pleasure – treat your self to 45 seconds of Blossom at her best.

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

About Tim Suttle

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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.

  • christabel

    I confess to being absolutely flabbergasted that you think Pierce was a worse Bond than Roger Moore and Lazenby!

    • Tim Suttle

      lol – admittedly, Roger Moore was terrible & you can certainly make a case that he’s worse than PB. I sort of liked Lazenby, though. Cheers!

  • christabel

    I liked Tim too!