Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am bothered by the inclusion of pedestrian tweets and Facebook status updates in the category of “news.” Those things might be news coming from a public figure or an expert, but when the anchor says, “John from Hiawatha says…” it feels out of place to me; forced; as though they are trying too hard to be relevant.

I confess that I think relevancy is overrated and might be a dangerous thing toward which to direct our energy.

Speaking of energy, I confess that I have been less than energetic after 8:30pm. I used to be able to make myself sit down and work in the evenings once in awhile. Sometimes I’d crank out 3-4 hours of writing. I think that at this point I’m just being lazy.

I confess that I think most of the BCS Bowl game matchups seem a little bit lacking. After Alabama/Notre Dame, K-State/Oregon, then next best game is easily the Cotton Bowl with OU/A&M – a game I cannot wait to see. 16 team playoff anyone?

I confess that I’ve spent countless hours sitting next to Nicholas watching football games this season. When I am old and fading, it will be one of the things that I remember most about his childhood. I’m sad to see the season winding down because I never know if next season he’ll finally be too big for it.

I confess that Chandler Bing (also known as Miss Chanandler Bong), is one of my all-time favorite sitcom characters. Ever since then I’ve kept up on whatever TV series Matthew Perry works in. He was great in a short stint on the West Wing & incredible opposite Bradly Whitford in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (an amazing show that never should have been cancelled). I actually liked Mr. Sunshine, but apparently nobody else did. I’ve caught 5-6 episodes of “Go On” and have to confess that I don’t love it. I watched one w/the wife last night & it was okay, but I can tell when a sitcom is aimed at women & I am not a part of this shows target audience.

I confess that I need to reorganize my hard drive space. I need to purge a ton of files, move some old pictures off my hard drive and to an external storage. There is so much stuff, it just feels like too daunting of a task.

I confess that I judge people who have confederate flags on their cars as license plates or bumper stickers. I try not to, but I can’t help myself. Every time I do this I know – in real time – that I’m guilty of the same exact thing I judge them for. So I usually end up having to give and seek forgiveness in my own mind at the same time.

I confess that I’ve been listening to A Tree Grows In Brooklyn on audio book for the past two weeks a I run everyday. It’s a phenomenal book.

I confess that I didn’t enjoy school until seminary – now I wish I could always take classes.

Okay people – I made my confession, now it’s time for you to make yours!

About Tim Suttle

Find out more about Tim at TimSuttle.com

Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of RedemptionChurchkc.com. 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.

  • Jon

    I confess that when I saw a preview for the show *Whitney* I thought to myself, “How could a show like this continue but Studio 60 gets cancelled?”

    I confess that these first few weeks of having our adopted newborn son at home have been very difficult. The newborn phase is not an easy one. I confess that the difficulty mostly lies in my own selfishness, as new routines replace older ones, ones that I really enjoyed.

    I confess, as you probably just surmised, that I most often put my own needs and wants before those of my wife.

  • Cole

    I confess I have written 30 things and then erased each one. (Then wrote this)

  • Tim Suttle

    that sounds about right as far as confessions go, cole!

  • Allison

    Yes!!! You’re reading fiction! And it’s one of my faves! So glad you like it. Actually, come to think of it, it might be my book! Pretty sure I loaned it to Kristin ages ago.

  • Tim Suttle

    Yeah, I’m constantly reading fiction. Just finished Jayber Crow, have you read it? It shot instantly into my top 10. A Tree Grows… what an incredible book that is. I absolutely loved it. Love her description of pain coming like waves, breaking over Francie like waves.


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