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Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O’Brien was born in Freehold, NJ, and lives on a homestead with his wife and nine children in rural Soldiers Grove, WI. He is managing editor of Adoremus Bulletin, a short-story editor for Tuscany Press, Wellesley, Mass., and poetry editor and staff writer (Set 'Em Up Joe and Sheep and Goats) for the San Diego Reader, where his poetry has been published in the past. His poems also have appeared in the Kickapoo Free Press, Dappled Things, America, and Chronicles.

Articles by Joseph O'Brien

Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov brought many to the Orthodox Church

St. Anthony the Great Antiochian Orthodox Church Contact: 2825 Merton Ave, San Diego 858-268-4100 www.st-anthony.org Membership: 520 (200 families) Neighborhood: Linda Vista Pastor: Father John Kent Reimann Age: 63 Born: Downey, ID Formation: University of ...

February 12, 2021
Trinity Episcopal: rising to the challenge

Trinity Episcopal Church Contact: 845 Chestnut St., Escondido 760-743-1629 www.trinityescondido.org Membership: 200 Neighborhood: Escondido Pastor: Rector Meg Decker Age: 58 Born: Reno, NV Formation: University of Nevada-Reno; Graduate Theological Union-Church Divinity School of the Pacific, ...

January 29, 2021
The Parochial and Plain Sermons of Cardinal John Henry Newman

Cardinal John Henry Newman What mind of man can imagine the love which the Eternal Father bears towards the Only Begotten Son? It has been from everlasting, and it is infinite; so great is it ...

Northminster Presbyterian: to change our hearts

Northminster Presbyterian Church Contact: 4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego (858) 490-3995 https://northminstersandiego.squarespace.com Neighborhood: Claremont Membership: 90; 60-75 per week on Zoom (since COVID shutdown) Pastor: Jay Shirley Age: 66 Born: Corpus Christi, TX Formation: ...

January 15, 2021
Ippen: Ji-shu Buddhism founder who appealed to common folk of Japan

Ippen Devoutly adore the glory of God, Do not Ignore the original one’s virtue. Devoutly revere the Buddha, the Law, and the Priesthood, Do not forget the power of communion. Devoutly practice the invocation, Do ...

Oceanside Sanctuary: learning to become followers of Christ

Oceanside Sanctuary Contact: 204 S Freeman St., Oceanside 760-722-8522 www.oceansidesanctuary.org Membership: 200 Neighborhood: Oceanside Pastor: Jason Coker Age: 49 Born: San Bernardino Formation: Vineyard Institute (www.vineyardinstitute.org/usa); Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. Years Ordained: 19 San Diego ...

January 1, 2021
Resolutions of the Reader’s poetry editor

-For Cecilia A spirited play for words, like a December wind punching your breath Back down through your esophagus; a resolute sense of commitment Like the bold disregard maple, chicory, and sumac pay at summer’s ...

December 31, 2020
Augustus Pugin: architect of the Palace of Westminster

Augustus Pugin The greatest privilege possessed by man is to be allowed, while on earth, to contribute to the glory of God: a man who builds a church draws down a blessing on himself both ...

Book of Deuteronomy: love everyone to life

Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church Contact: 2128 Chatsworth Boulevard, San Diego 619-223-1633 www.pointlomachurch.org Membership: 965 Pastor: Karla Shaw Age: 45 Born: Bismarck, North Dakota Formation: Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, PA; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years Ordained: ...

December 18, 2020
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