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…]

Take it and read it

I run most every day on the Mill Creek Trail. Most days I can make it five or six miles along Mill Creek on a paved pathway made for bikers and foot traffic. Late this spring I was running one afternoon, and we had just had several days of rain. I was crossing through a [Read More…]

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…]