Monthly Archives: June 2007

The Cross and the Bench

Allow me to paint you a picture. You’ve got two big, flat pieces of wood, and a quasi-church-coffeehouse-type building. The pieces of wood are as old as the building itself. You don’t need them for framing or construction, but they’re … Continue reading

Posted in church, front porch, religion | 84 Comments

Open Mic Night – Q-tip

Just wanted everybody to see the flyer I designed for the July 7 Open Mic Night:

Posted in humor, the core

Did you mean brian wiksell?

I try not to Google myself too often, but I did just a minute ago, and I have to say that I believe I have finally come into my own in this vast and mysterious place we call the internet. … Continue reading

Posted in autobiography | 4 Comments

Card Tricks

My brother is in town today from Portland. A rare treat, indeed. Last night we were hanging out at my house with two of our cousins, and my brother, Brendon, was engaging my cousin, Matt, in a card trick. He … Continue reading

Posted in autobiography, humor | 28 Comments

A Study in Contrasts

John the revelatorJacob the liar Isaiah the oratorMoses the stutterer David the heroPaul the terrorist Ruth the widowSolomon the polygamist Nicodemus the statesmanMary Magdelene the outcast Job the philanthropistJoseph (NT) the peasant Mary the virginRahab the prostitute Joshua the warriorJonah … Continue reading

Posted in bible, guidance | 28 Comments

Let Jesus be Jesus to you

I was reading Scot McKnight’s blog, Jesus Creed, and I think he said something really beautiful for those who spend a lot of time in ministry. I’m going to put it in my own words. Those of us in the … Continue reading

Posted in guidance, jesus

The Nooma Sessions: 001 – Rain

Our small group, called “Re:Group” has begun watching the Nooma video series in our Sunday evening gatherings. I plan to post here each week with a description of each video, from Nooma’s website, plus a review of the video, and … Continue reading

Posted in media, nooma, spirituality