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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

Penasquitos Lutheran Church: the good news on Earth

Penasquitos Lutheran Church Contact: 14484 Penasquitos Dr., San Diego 858-672-3466 www.plc-church.org Membership: 1,500 Pastor: Sean Kelly Age: 48 Born: Fullerton Formation: California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks; Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN: Fuller Seminary, Pasadena Years ...

June 5, 2020
Myths, legends and genealogies of the Kojiki

The Kojiki Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto [i.e. “the divine primal pair”] consulted together, saying: “We have now produced the Great-eight-island country, with the mountains, rivers, herbs, and trees. Why should we not ...

St. Andrew’s Lutheran: a model of giving and serving others

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Contact: 8350 Lake Murray Blvd, San Diego 619-464-4211 www.standrewslutheran.church Membership: 750 Pastor: Manuel Retamoza Age: 50 Born: Stockton Formation: Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA; Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Years Ordained: ...

May 22, 2020
A Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer with John Hancock

John Hancock In circumstances as dark as these, it becomes us, as Men and Christians, to reflect that whilst every prudent measure should be taken to ward off the impending judgments…at the same time all ...

Kurt Christenson: Facebook live streaming First Lutheran's worship services

First Lutheran Church of San Diego Contact: 1420 Third Ave, San Diego 619-234-6149 www.firstlutheransd.org Membership: 280 Pastor: Kurt Christenson Age: 59 Born: Groton, CT Formation: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley ...

May 8, 2020
Seven Tanka for Creation by Joseph O’Brien

1 Photosynthesis Before there was anything To kiss or embrace, Before our bed was warm with You, me, soil, seed—or hunger. 2 Caress of plasma, Hydrogen and helium— Touching my face as My giddy hands ...

April 30, 2020
Quarantined through the eyes of Sir Isaac Newton or Henri Matisse

Congregational Church of La Jolla Contact: 1216 Cave St., La Jolla 858-459-5045 www.lajollaucc.org Membership: 125 Pastor: Timothy Seery Age: 27 Born: Great Falls, MT Formation: Harvard University; Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA Years Ordained: 2.5 ...

April 24, 2020
Masao Abe: securing the spiritual foundations of humanity

Masao Abe All I-Thou relationships among men and between man and God are possible only within an endlessly expanding self-awakening. Zen calls this our “Original Face,” the face we have before we are born. “Before ...

Joshua Dorsch: interpreter of Jewish scripture and law

Tifereth Israel Synagogue Contact: 6660 Cowles Mountain Boulevard, San Diego 619-697-6001 www.tiferethisrael.com Membership: 350 Rabbi: Joshua Dorsch Age: 34 Born: Philadelphia, PA Formation: Columbia University/Jewish Theological Seminary, NY Years Ordained: 7 San Diego Reader: Why ...

April 10, 2020
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