Daniel Kirk’s New Book

When I read the gospels I am undone by the stories Jesus tells; stories which have worked their way deep down into my soul and have produced in me an allegiance to the teachings of Jesus, and deep down conviction that following his teachings is the best way to be a human being in the [Read More...]

SNL: Jesus asks Tebow to take it down a notch

SNL did a hilarious Denver Broncos locker room skit a while back, you can click on it below. Here are a few thoughts about Tim Tebow…  Does God really care about sports? Does God get involved in sporting events when people pray for a win… people who are participating, watching on TV, or who have [Read More...]

Matt Damon as Santa Claus… sort of

This video is pretty funny. Matt Damon demonstrates for us how difficult it is for those who are trying to learn what it means to give our best for the poor. I love how celebrity holds no status for kids! They are really not interested in it! My personal favorite is when the kids says [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I woke up in the middle of the night with a fever and a head-cold. I confess that this ticks me off not because I will feel rotten for awhile, but because I need to have a productive day & feeling sick will threaten that. I confess that this is surely a [Read More...]

Stanley Hauerwas, David Bentley Hart, & Christopher Hitchens

It’s been interesting to watch my Twitter and Facebook accounts light up with tributes after the news that renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens died of cancer. I once heard Miroslav Volf say that he thinks Christians should read the great atheists – by which he meant Nietzsche, Freud, Marx – not Christopher Hitchens. His argument was [Read More...]

Dave Barnes Christmas Extravaganza

Watching YouTube videos of Dave Barnes’s Christmas Extravaganza is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. It’s stinking hilarious and very wrong in all the right ways. I’m not sure when the last one of these was made – here’s hoping Barnes decides to make a 2012 edition. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Christmas Decoration Excellence

I dont’ know who this guy is – but this is nothing short of brilliant. [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

If you are buying a gift for a book lover this year I have some ideas. The obvious ideas – e-readers and such – I won’t bother with because you know all about them. But, there are also a lot of readers who have a very specialized set of needs when it comes to book [Read More...]

Approaching a Culture of Despair

I had a phenomenal evening talking last night with a group of disciples from Redemption Church in Olathe, KS. We watched this video (below) of Stanley Hauerwas, and talked about despair and what it means to speak like a Christian in the midst of a world that has ceased to believe in God. I felt [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I often have a difficult time getting myself to work on Mondays. I spend way too much time reading other people’s blogs and catching up on the news. I confess that navigating the papers online is not nearly as fun or productive as having the real things in my hand. I realize [Read More...]

18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation

My wife reads REAL SIMPLE magazine. I’ll admit to never reading it. However, I do look through it from time to time because the graphic design is really well done – classic clean look. Anyway, here’s the first time on this blog that I’ve ever featured something from a magazine which targets women as the [Read More...]

Puppets Freak Me Out

The Suttle family took what will most certainly become a yearly trek down to Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown KC, to see the Paul Messner Puppets put on their nativity production. I’ll be honest – I was not excited. Time for a little bit of self-disclosure here. Puppets have always freaked me out [Read More...]


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