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rezlife 2011 Retreats Postcard

Just finished this one up today…it was a last-minute request with a lot of text to cram in, so I decided that instead of just listing it, I would try to let the type speak for itself and form the basis of the design. If I had had more time I would have tried to fit it together more tightly, but alas, such was not to be.

I Feel Like I’ve Felt Like This Before…

Ok, it’s a terrible pun, but it’s also a felt board with felt characters, so there’s not much room to go any lower on the cheesy scale. Especially when the felt board is from the late 70’s. So, rezlife is starting up a new series after Thanksgiving called Faith Like a Child. In this series they’re going to be looking at the quintessential childrens’ bible...

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

This past weekend we celebrated the life of one of the most incredible people who have ever lived- my grandpa, Dean Watson. Of everyone I have ever known, he exemplifies the love and grace of God the most. As I think back on his life and all the memories we shared, I am reminded of the words of 1 John 4:16: And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love...

Unity

This edition of my series of church fathers’ paraphrases come from Pope St. Leo the Great. His date of birth is unknown, but he died A.D. 461. In the Catholic Church he is one of the Doctors of the Church, declared so by Benedict XIV in 1754. Leo rose to the papacy in 440, fresh off a diplomatic mission to Gaul as a deacon under his predecessor Sixtus III. It seems that Leo was still in the...

Extreme Adventure 2011 Video

I finished up this video earlier today, and was fairly happy with how it turned out. Pretty straight forward- an adventure retreat with all kinds of outdoor excursions- so I decided to keep it as open feeling as possible. By setting it up like that, I hoped to be able to narrow the focus on a couple aspects of the trip while keeping things moving along. Again, I usually don’t use these...

College Life 2010 Flyer

Just finished this one up a couple days ago, and made some last minute modifications. (that aren’t reflected here, since they were only textual.) This is a two-sided flyer for the College Life ministry at Church of the Resurrection. I had previously made some business cards that had thins kind of look and feel going on, so I wanted to have the flyer have a similar design aesthetic without...

The Resurrection and the Life

Spirit groans, so that flesh would come to life. Life groans, so that death would be put to flight. God groans, so that humanity would rise.[1. Peter Crysologus, Sermon 65.1] “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”[2. 1 Corinthians 15:55 TNIV] In the famous courtroom scene from one of my favorite movies, A Man for All Seasons, St. Thomas More is being tried for his...

Extreme Adventure 2011

rezlife’s 2011 Extreme Adventure retreat is coming up, (can you believe it is November already!) and so we have begun promoting it and opening up registration. This is a postcard we will be sending out. I don’t usually use this kind of color combination, and it was more of an accident than anything, but as I was working through it, I kind of liked it and it grew on me, so I decided to...

Carrots

Tonight I was hungry, so I went rummaging through the fridge. I found some carrots. I also found some lemon juice and some lime juice. An excellent combination that one would not expect. The unexpected, however, is sublime. Bonus: once you are done eating the carrots, you can drink the juice. It’s kind of like a non-carbonated, extremely tart Sprite without any sweetness whatsoever...

Upon the Waters

This edition of my Church Fathers paraphrases comes from Hippolytus. Little to nothing is known of his early life, although it seems that he was a disciple of the famous bishop of Lyons, Irenaeus. Hippolytus may have been his disciple in either Lyons or Rome, but he later became a presbyter in Rome. There are conflicting accounts concerning his episcopal office- Jerome and Eusebius say he was...

The Crazy Public Domain #3

I think I actually put this gem up on Facebook about a year ago, but it’s just too good to not re-post a second time. This is actually part of a collection called “The Little Folks of Animal Land.” It is over 100 pages full of images such as this.

The Limit of Naturalism

David B. Hart argues that naturalism is incapable of accounting for the reality of that which is, and thus ipso facto eliminates itself as an exhaustive approach to reality: The one thing that a naturalist view of reality cannot encompass is being itself, the very existence of nature; nature, by definition, is what already exists, and no investigation of its innate causes can penetrate the...

The Third Wesley

While few may doubt my inestimable authority in the field of Wesley studies, I am yet not content to rest on my laurels. Meticulous research- involving countless hours of pouring over the slightest scrap of correspondence, genealogical records, ship manifests, etc.- has uncovered what may be the crowning achievement of my already luminous career: there was a third Wesley. Not Susanna, not Samuel...

When in Rome…

One of the characteristics of the Renaissance in the West (at the risk of over-generalization) was a fascination with all things classical; that is, the Greco-Roman heritage of both West and East. As the West was reintroduced, to some extent, to this heritage, it would become a locus of art, literature and a host of other fields towards the closing of the Middle Ages. (as strained and artificial...

Sad Bird, Happy Bird

New video for rezlife this week- Sticks and Stones.
This 2 week series for 7th/8th graders is on the things we say, bullying- you know, all those fun middle school issues we all remember so fondly. As I was coming up with a concept for this, I wasn’t having much luck really thinking of anything that would speak to this subject.

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