Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m sitting here watching The Price is Right with my kids… this show is timeless. It’s the perfect game show. A young mom about our age just won the showcase & her girl friends (they look like they’re on a trip together), stormed the stage & they went nuts. It’s funny… I know that this show is one of the powerful liturgies enacted in support of consumerism, but watching it never gets old. I confess that to my surprise, I think I actually like Drew Carey more than I ever liked Bob Barker. I further confess that the bra ads that play during the commercial breaks are not okay for 10 year old boys… lots of pausing & fast forwarding going on.

I confess that our big plan for the coincidence of my Sabbath & a day off from school is to view Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban. I’m excited because we read the book out loud 2 years ago. But I confess that it is probably is my least favorite of the movies. The enchantment level of the movie doesn’t match the enchantment level of the book.

I confess that after the ice and snowstorms of the past few weeks, the buildup of chemicals on my garage floor is getting pretty nasty. I confess that I need a whole day focused solely on cleaning my garage and our cars. I’ve neglected it for so long, it’s going to be pretty bad. I confess that I’m going to have to have a seriously great audio-book going in order to make myself actually do the work.

I confess that the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon premiers tonight with Will Smith and U2. Fallon’s first week will include Will Ferrell, Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig, Michelle Obama, Arcade Fire, and Justin Timberlake. I will be DVRing…

I confess that I’m more excited for this season of Royals baseball than any other year since the early 90s.  really hoping that the Royals will find a way to pick up Santana again – nobody has offered him a deal yet. I can’t wait for the season to begin.

I confess that we’ve continued to watch a lot of the Olympic Games this past week. Our kids are still into it. the skiing slopestyle events were awesome last week, and the snowboard & ski-cross races have been really fun too. I’ve noticed that I can’t watch the snowboard cross races without calling them “Dufflepuds,” from the monopod creatures in C.S. Lewis’s chronicles of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawntreader – one of my favorite of Lewis’s books. I’m seriously considering trying to snowboard. I don’t know if I’ll have the guts to try it this year, but it’s going to happen at some point.

Okay friends – that’s my confession for this week. Here’s the part where you 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.

  • Rebecca Wimer

    Hi. I wanted to let you know that I have not been receiving your blog email updates. I look forward to them because they remind me to check your site.

    Just thought maybe you would want to check and see if there is some kind of glitch or a setting that needs to be updated.

    Thanks! -Becky W.
    PS – I heard you interviewed on The John and Kathy show on WORD-FM. Hope you’ll write more on attachment / family systems therapy. Really enjoyed hearing about that last time you were on.

  • Rebecca Wimer

    Hi!
    Were you able to find an (un)/enabled setting, block or glitch or anything? I am still not receiving Paperback Theology updates. (I already tried unsubscribing and then resubscribing.)

    The main reason I thought it may be a problem with your particular blog is that I am receiving all my other Patheos newsletters and blog updates.


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