Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I learned an extremely important lesson last night: If you eat Golden Grahams with m&ms, they taste almost exactly like smores (only without the mess). Amazing. I confess that this is a revelation that is certain to change my life for the better. I confess that Aaron Sorkin is my favorite living [Read More…]

The Top Ten Books Every Christian Should Read: my required reading list for life

I have been thinking about the ten books every Christian should read. I’ve been composing the list in my head, and it’s harder than you think. You need qualifiers. Here are mine: broad subject range, deep but not obscure, non-fiction (with one exception), focused on discipleship and the Christian story, fit more in the theological [Read More…]

Getting Out of My Head

The Suttle family is on vacation right now, actually more of a stay-cation. We’re sticking close to home this year and doing some work on our house. We haven’t touched our spare bedroom since we moved in ten years ago and the room could use some care. So my project for the vacation has been [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m on week two of my working vacation. I hope this week is more vacation and less working. I confess that I cannot begin to understand what makes a person walk into a movie theater to kill and injure complete strangers for no apparent reason. I confess that I immediately try to [Read More…]

How Do We Know the Bible is True?

I have a friend who is working with students this summer and she’s been given a topic on which she is supposed to speak: How do we know the Bible is true? It’s a tough question to be sure, and if something inside doesn’t at least resist the question a little bit, then we’re not [Read More…]

Public Jesus is Now Available!

Hey friends, I’m putting this post up to let everyone know that my 2nd book has officially been released. The book is called Public Jesus. The book is meant to help churches and people to have a healthy discussion about politics in an election year. Politics is really just an ongoing dialogue – sometimes more [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am officially on vacation for the next few weeks – really more of a stay-cation, which is not my favorite. I confess that I’ll be doing projects around the house for most of the three weeks, starting with a new study room for the boys. I further confess that this will [Read More…]

Ross Douthat Asks: Can Liberal Christianity be Saved?

Ross Douthat wrote an interesting article for The New York Times yesterday called, “Can Liberal Christianity be Saved?” in which he criticized the sort of liberal Christianity epitomized by Bishop Spong and the Episcopal Church. It’s definitely worth reading. Douthat is the author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, in which he makes a [Read More…]

Public Jesus: How Churches Can Talk about Politics in an Election Year (Without Killing Each Other) – From Sojourners

I’ve got a new article up at Sojourners that you can read here. Here’s an excerpt of 4 helpful hints on how to talk about politics in an election year with your church community without hurting/killing each other. 1. Love the One You’re With The two most divisive words in the English language during an [Read More…]

The Biggest Liars in Politics?: “Outside Spending Groups”

In the midst of the uproar over the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, and the courts decision to strike down three-fourths of the Arizona immigration law, their failure to deal with the disastrous Citizens United decision was largely unnoticed, which is interesting given that Citizen’s United could end up being the [Read More…]