Monday Morning Confessional


I confess that last Thursday morning I had a 7am meeting, so I got up at 5:30 to write a blog post. I did my morning prayers, wrote & proofread the post. In my process, the last step before I hit publish involves adding links, images, and media for the entry. This particular post was fairly heavy on those [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional


I confess that I have not written a Monday Morning Confessional since October 20th. That I have not written one has much to do with the fact that I am attempting to take a real Sabbath from Sunday afternoon until Monday afternoon. My definition of Sabbath is anything but rigid. Sabbath means almost anything that encourages delight, [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – I Have Royals Fever & The Only Solution Is…


I confess that the past few weeks have been a blur. I’ve been out of town Monday through Wednesday each week, and have felt one step behind. The first trip was to Conception Abbey to spend a few days in discussion with Ian Cron… will blog about that later. The other trip was to Durham [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional: Fatherhood, Ian Cron, & Chasing the Rhino


I confess that my daily routine has been completely whacked lately. I blame the Kansas City Royals’ three extra-innings playoff games in a row, after which I’m so jacked up, it takes me awhile to come back down. My body doesn’t seem to know what to do, so it just keeps trying to get me [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional: Buechner, Rohr, Volf, and Faithful Remembering


“One way or another, we are always remembering… there is no escaping it even if we want to, or at least no escaping it for long, though God knows there are times when we try to, don’t want to remember. In one sense the past is dead and gone, never to be repeated, over and [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional


I confess that I’m tired of setting up online accounts. I’m tired of creating passwords. You can’t do anything anymore without setting up an account. For instance, I just want to get scores from the ESPN app. I don’t want to customize my experience because I don’t care that much. I’m going to use this [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking


I confess that I finished the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking a couple of weeks ago, and have been thinking about it a lot since then. I’m pretty sure this isn’t the last time I will read it. I’m an introvert and this book taught me a lot [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional


I confess that it felt like we had a great service at Redemption Church yesterday, and then things got a little weird. At some point the plumbing backed up and the toilets became unusable. We had to shut down all of the bathrooms and call a plumber. Luckily it happened toward the end of the morning, so the [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that Shrink is set to release tomorrow. So I’m probably going to talk a lot about ideas from the book in the coming months. But before I get to that, I have a few acknowledgments to make. In today’s confessional, I feel compelled to say:     To the pastors of small churches everywhere: I’ve [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional: The Internet Sidebar List

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I confess that I’m a sucker for the internet sidebar lists. I don’t want to be. I just am. You advertise anything on the side of an internet site and I will most likely ignore it. I think I might have intentionally clicked on one, maybe two sidebar advertisements in the course of the past year. [Read More...]