Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I took an impromptu week off from blogging last week. It was a family vacation week anyway – a quick trip to Western Kansas to see my family, then a trip to Disney with my wife’s side of the family – but I had a blogging schedule for each day and planned [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional: How to Read a Book

I confess that I just finished Metaxas’s biography of Bonhoeffer for the second time. This time I listened to the audiobook. It’s the second time I’ve re-read an old favorite using the audiobook in order to save time. I confess that I’m beginning to really love audiobooks and am seriously thinking about making an [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am not super excited to write  a confession this morning. I confess that every confession I can think of to write down just sounds whiny – so I’ve been using delete a lot for the last 30 minutes trying for something interesting to say. It’s not really working so I’m going [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional – Cultivating the Ability to Listen To Your Own Soul

I confess that I have an ailment that I’ve always called “productivity sickness.” I seem to be unable to just “be” in any given situation without trying to get something accomplished. I confess that the enneagram has been quite helpful in helping me to see this tendency in myself. If you have never investigated the [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I have regressed a bit in my attempts to practice Sabbath keeping, and weekly rhythms of rest and stillness. I think that perhaps the most radical thing Christians can do to subvert a culture of consumerism and rampant consumption – not to mention the crushing weight of the “I am what I [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I did not watch a single moment of the Masters this year – first time in a long time. I did, however, watch nearly all of a fairly meaningless NASCAR race at Texas. I confess that I am wondering if this says something about me as a person. I confess that I’m [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m ambivalent, if not a little bit cranky about the coming of Spring. It feels like winter was just getting going and Spring had to come a long and ruin everything. 25-30 inches of snow in a month? We had it great there for awhile. I confess that I’m trying to have [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional – The Post-Easter Hangover

I confess that Easter may be my favorite day of the entire year. I love to tell the story. It never gets old. I confess that I love the fact that the culture hasn’t found a way to completely steal Easter yet. It has not yet become an overtly commercialized Christian holiday. I confess that [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional – Spring Break Edition

I confess that I was a lousy blogger last week because I was out of town with my family. I confess that instead of reading the news and trying to post interesting thoughts and ideas at Paperback Theology, I went snow skiing with my family instead, and it was about as good as it gets. [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am excited about watching from afar as the Catholic Church elects a new Pope. Despite my excitement, I confess that I’m bothered that the way the process is covered makes it seem less like a solemn religious conclave and more like a royal wedding, which is regrettable. I confess that my [Read More…]