“Pictures of Jesus” (or) “Whoa…Bitchin”

This quarter’s Tell us Something was recorded on June 11th, 2013 at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT. The theme was “Perception”.

Brian Marsh shares his story “Pictures of Jesus” or “Whoa…Bitchin”. Brian Marsh is on a 3 month sabbatical trip with his family in Vatican City. On a tight timeline and without Metro passes, they become separated from one another, locked out of their hotel room in the heat of the day with no water or money.

Brian Marsh is a wanderer and a wonderer…a drummer and a dreamer…a percussive and paradoxical pastor whose idea of a meaningful religious experience was the Wilco show at Big Sky Brewery one summer (where he received drum sticks and set list from Wilco’s drummer, Glenn Kotche), and who would rather not attend church on Sundays if it were not an occupational requirement.

A native of California who grew up “behind the Orange Curtain” (Orange County), he moved from the Bay area to the ‘Zoo in 2005 with his wife, Kirsten, and two sons, Ian and Trevor, to live and work in the town of “A River Runs Through It” until the “river” of unemployment ran through his life. Now he divides his time between Missoula and Northern California, where he is helping a community of faith in Ukiah through a time of transition while being in one himself.

He is a regular blogger for Make It Missoula.com and on his own blogsite, Apocalypso Now. And when he is in Missoula, he serves as an unpaid, unofficial, informal spiritual director at Caffe Dolce on Brooks and Kettlehouse on Myrtle, and anyplace else in town where there is space for great spirits and great conversation (which is basically EVERYWHERE!).