Had a Conversation about Public Jesus on Doug Pagitt Radio Today – here are the clips:

Thanks to Doug for having me on the show to talk about Public Jesus & the upcoming political election season. Here are a couple of clips from the discussion:   [Read more...]

Romney / Ryan: Why this VP pick was a mistake

We had a good discussion about Paul Ryan’s budget earlier this year at Paperback Theology, (see Should Politicians be telling Theologians What to Think?). Now that he’s been named as Romney’s running mate my initial reaction is that this a pretty big mistake. The reason I think this is simple: Ryan doesn’t get Romney anything he doesn’t [Read More...]

Is Competition Really the Best Way to Achieve Excellence?

If you are like me you spent a fair amount of the past two weeks watching the world’s greatest athletes perform feats of strength, endurance, skill, and agility in the 2012 London Olympic Games. I’ve always loved the Olympics. I have great memories of watching them with my parents as a kid. I remember talking about the [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m sad that the conservatives voted out nearly all of the moderate voices in Kansas politics last week. I confess that I think checks and balances is the genius of the American political system, and sadly it will not be something Kansans can rely on for the foreseeable future. I confess that [Read More...]

Challenge Accepted: If You Want to Know God, You Better Find Somebody to Love

Thanks for the challenge, Tony. This was a great exercise. Strangely, when I sat down to try and write something substantive about God I found that I couldn’t stop clearing my throat, which I believe affirms your suspicion that our reticence to talk about God has at least something to do with worries about how [Read More...]

Talking About Politics in an Election Year

I did an interview w/the Peace Pastor Marty Troyer for his blog at the Houston Chronicle. Marty sent me some questions he had after reading Public Jesus & I answered them in a bit of a hurry. I read back over them after they were posted and realized that I did not have the filter [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my vacation is over and I would like to petition the world for one more week. I was just starting to get into a rhythm that I think was restorative. I confess that the thing I will miss the most from vacation is the opportunity to constantly hear my children in the [Read More...]

John Ortberg and David Fitch on Public Jesus

“Tim is raising big-time questions about the most important person ever. Read it and get ready to think!” – John Ortberg, author of The Life You’ve Always Wanted. “Tim Suttle’s Public Jesus offers us an alternative to the tired extremes present in Christian politics today. He reminds us that the Kingdom of God has already broken into [Read More...]

Here’s What William Cavanaugh had to say about Public Jesus

When I read Torture and Eucharist by William Cavanaugh, it was a profound experience. I had not come anywhere close to understanding how central the Eucharistic life must be to the believer and the life of the church. His retelling of the horrors of the Pinochet regime and the essential nature of an embodied faith. [Read More...]

Review of Public Jesus at the Houston Chronicle

Marty Troyer, who blogs as the Peace Pastor for the Houston Chronicle, just put up a review of Public Jesus. Here’s an excerpt. Author Tim Suttle’s answer in his powerful new book,Public Jesus, is equally stunning, though completely opposite. With equal parts creativity and courage Suttle encourages us to base all of life, and all of our ethics, [Read More...]


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