Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am writing and posting my Monday Morning Confessional on Tuesday this week. I’m hoping it makes for some really fresh and exciting new confessions… or maybe I’m just running late.

I confess that I turned in my manuscript for Shrink to Zondervan this morning. I confess that this has me very nervous, because it hits at my insecurities as a writer – (you’re not a real writer, you aren’t smart enough to write books, this isn’t original, good idea/bad execution) … anyway, I’m feeling vulnerable this morning because of it. It’s funny, even at age 43 I still have to struggle just to show up and be myself instead of trying to work to get everyone to like me. I confess that the editor I’m working with on this project is an obvious pro & helped to diffuse some of my anxiety this morning, for which I am grateful.

I confess that I don’t want the U.S. to start dropping smart bombs on Syria. Seriously, can we just take a few years and not get into any new wars?

I confess that K-State got thwacked by North Dakota State. I was not up on their program but learned they’ve won the national championship in their division two straight years, and they’ve beaten the last for Div. 1 teams they’ve faced including Minnesota, KU, Colorado State, and now K-State. We got free tickets to the game and had a blast right up until the final five minutes. My oldest son Nick spent the next day figuring out who his backup teams are going to be this year. I heard him mention Alabama… I’m not happy about that.

I confess that at the end of this week Redemption Church turns ten years old. I can’t believe it has been that long. Double digits. Amazing.

I confess that since the manuscript is done, it’s time to actually start cleaning up the mess in my home office. I have no less that 45 books stacked up all around me, and haven’t cleaned off my desk in two months.

I confess that I have not looked at my blog analytics in weeks. I’m trying not to care about traffic and just think about content.

I confess that fall is in the air this morning it was about 65 at hour house when we woke up this morning. Fall rules.

Okay, that’s all I’ve got – your turn:

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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.