Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I struggle to be present where I am, in the moment. I spend too much time thinking about other things – reprocessing past events, or dreaming about future ones – and have trouble just being totally present to what I am doing at any given time. I confess that I think a [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

Quick Note: the purpose of Monday Morning Confessional is simple. Confession is good for the soul. It’s good to get things off your chest, even if they are small things and random thoughts. I post these each week in the hope that you will join in. Make your own confession! You’ll feel better I confess [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m praying this morning that things won’t get too bad for the precious folks living on the East Coast. I pray that they will keep faith with one another and make it through together. I confess that I have been acutely aware lately of how vulnerable we are as human beings. We [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I have not watched 24 hour cable news in over a month and I don’t miss it at all. I confess that nearly all of my news and information has come from print media. I have been getting the NYTimes at home for the past couple of months and really enjoy it. [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I started The Instructions by Adam Levin but never finished it. I loved every bit of it for the first fifty pages, but was put off by its length (1019 pages). I’m not sure I want to invest that kind of time in the book right now. I confess that money cannot [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – Birthday Edition

I confess today is my birthday – I was born in 1969 which makes me 43. I confess that 43 doesn’t feel as old as it sounded when I was young. I confess that I am attempting to reduce the number of exclamation points I use while writing. When I’m writing books, articles, or for [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – Suck it, Nerds.

I confess that I’m ridiculously impacted by other people’s opinion of me, and I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll ever really embrace the idea of just being who I am without trying to manage my own reputation. I confess that I am now worried that the above confession will cause people whose opinion of me [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that a lot of pastors I know take Mondays off, but I have never been able to do this. Monday feels like the main day for me to try and make some headway on my constantly over-long to-do list. I confess that today’s list seems daunting and demoralizing, so I may not get [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional: Why Is There Always Something Wrong With Me?

Since the move to Patheos a lot of new readers have found their way to Paperback Theology. I thought it might be a good idea to explain Monday Morning Confessional a little bit. Confession is an imprecise yet powerful spiritual discipline. It’s one of those practices we have to just force into our routine by [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m having sock trouble. Today I ran out of regular socks and I’m wearing these Drymax running socks that came with my last pair of running shoes. They make my feet sweat, which is making it hard for me to concentrate. Why do these things squeeze so much? I confess that I [Read More...]


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