Monday, May 19, 2008


As many of you know, on Friday I had my graduation from Multnomah Biblical Seminary. It was a long time in the coming (6 years). We had a great weekend celebrating. Here are some pics.

Mom and Dad made the trip up, which was a great treat for me, for Karina, and for the boys.

Here is a family picture at the Baccalaureate (a word, by the way, that Matthew thinks it is really fun to say)

Here we are at the seminary building right before the Class Photo was taken.

Here is part of the Class Photo. I am in the third row up, the second from the right.

Here is a picture of the actual ceremony, as I am (joyfully) receiving my MDiv diploma.

Here are Karina and I celebrating after the ceremony.

Karina was pretty into my cool hood. Pretty impressive, huh?

Here we are with Mark and Heather Harris, our good friends. Smiles all around. Seminary is great, but being done is also great.

Quick sidenote. When we finally got home from the ceremony, I went online and found out that the Lakers had closed out their series with the Jazz. What a great day.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


So, Karina and I watched The Bourne Identity last night. It had been a while since we had last seen it, and we own the second Bourne movie. I have to say. The Bourne Identity rocks. It is so, so good. I had seen it at least twice before, and yet I was so engrossed the entire time. Great movie.

I also think the second two Bourne movies are great. But I have one issue with them. . .

The Bourne Identity is a good title. The movie is about Jason Bourne and it is about him trying to figure out his identity. But why is the second one called The Bourne Supremacy. I mean, come on. It is not a movie about him taking over the world, or even a country or a mini-mart. It is just a movie about Jason Bourne doing the same thing he did in the first one. He dominates bad guys and tries to figure out who he is. Why is he supreme in this one? Anybody have an answer?
And the third one is called The Bourne Ultimatum. I don't remember an ultimatum in the third movie any more than I remember one in the first or second one. As in the others two, in The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne is defeating and exposing bad guys, and (wait for it) he is trying to figure out who he is.

Now, I am not ripping on the movies at all. I think they are great. But what is with the titles? Come on Robert Ludlum! I guess The Bourne Identity 2 just didn't sound right.

In fact, there are a lot of movies that could have come from this series:
Bourne Yesterday (a prequel dealing with his past)
Bourne Again (where he deals with ultimate questions)
Bourne to be Wild (where he decides to stop exposing bad guys and simply listens to loud music and rides a motorcycle)

I am open to more suggestions.