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

Calvary Lutheran Church: Cycling to Hope with refurbished bicycles

For people in our community who don’t have transportation

Calvary Lutheran Church Contact: 424 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, 858-755-2855, Membership: 450 Pastor: Lawrence L. Hand Age: 63 Born: Philadelphia, PA Formation: Susquehanna University, PA; Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia Years Ordained: 37 ...

Two poems by San Diego Reader’s poetry editor Joseph O’Brien

To Arena and Sea Break

To Arena That day the beach crept up on us, Its shallow sideshow of seashells, We began our sunburn early, Soaked in cold beer against curly- Cues of canvas, regatta sails Drowned in the chalky ...

The Village Community Presbyterian Church motto: Following Jesus for Life

We try to introduce people to what it means to have a relationship with God through Jesus

The Village Community Presbyterian Church Contact: 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe 858-756-2441 Membership: 1100 Pastor: Pastor Jack Baca Age: 62 Born: Socorro, NM Formation: University of New Mexico-Albuquerque; Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ; Fuller ...

Zhu Xi: considered the second most influential Chinese thinker after Confucius

Qi and Li operate together in mutual dependence

Zhu Xi [Someone] asked: “Isn’t Tai-ji the general name for a diffuse being that existed before there was a heaven and earth and that was the Li of heaven, earth, and the myriad creatures?” [Zhu ...

Religious science in the name of Ernst Holmes’ philosophy

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living: inspiring people to live their divinity

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living Contact: 1613 Lake Dr. Encinitas 760-753-5786 Membership: 1100 Pastor: Christian Sorensen Age: 59 Born: Hollywood Formation: California State University-North Ridge; Ernst Holmes College (Holmes Institute), Los Angeles Years Ordained: ...

Billy Graham: Death, for the Christian, is overcome by the reality of hope — Heaven

We are all God’s creation, but we are not all God’s children

Billy Graham “I don’t think I would be afraid to die if I knew what to expect after death,” said a young man with an incurable disease. Evidently, he had not heard of what God ...

Windsor Hills Community Church: through our lives together

The church is not like family –  the church is family

The Hill Church Contact: 7485 Orien Ave., La Mesa 619-463-1201 Membership: 150 Pastor: Jimmy Steele Age: 35 Born: Atlanta, GA Formation: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC Years Ordained: 1½ San Diego Reader: ...

Zisi: grandson of Confucius who wrote on relativity of human knowledge of the universe

Was also student of another Chinese philosopher: Zengzi

Zisi “How far-extending was the filial piety of King Wu and the duke of Zhou! Now filial piety is seen in the skillful carrying out of the wishes of our forefathers, and the skillful carrying ...

Father Toufic Nasr: Lebanese churches can be home to Roman, Melkite, and Maronite Catholic community

Ethnic churches normally have a loyalty that is different

St. Ephrem Maronite Church Contact: 750 Medford St, El Cajon 619k-337-1350 Membership: 310 Pastor: Father Toufic Nasr Born: Beirut, Lebanon Formation: Maronite Patriarchal Seminary, Ghazir, Lebanon; Our Lady of Lebanon Seminary, Washington, D.C.; Oblate ...

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