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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

Communion on the hood of a Humvee

Christ Church (Episcopalian) of Coronado Contact: 1114 9th St., Coronado 619-435-4561 www.christchurchcoronado.org Neighborhood: Coronado Membership: 200 Pastor: Father Michael Tinnon Age: 70 Born: Lexington, KY Formation: University of Kentucky, Lexington; Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY ...

July 31, 2020
Buddhism’s high regard for the Suvarnaprabhasa Sutra

The Suvarnaprabhasa Sutra (“The Golden Light Sutra”) Then Buddha declared to the Four Deva Kings: “Fitting is it indeed that you Four Kings should thus defend the holy writings. In the past I practiced bitter ...

The road to Capernaum

Grace Church of San Diego Contact: 2716 Madison Ave, San Diego 619-280-1495 www.gracesd.com Attendance: 1,200 Interim Lead Pastor: Nolan Lee Age: 35 Born: Niwot, CO Formation: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO San Diego Reader: How ...

July 17, 2020
John Harris: editor of one of the first English dictionaries

John Harris Tho’ would Men but studiously apply themselves to consider of, would they carefully and impartially examine into, and would they but seriously make use of those Means that God hath graciously given Mankind, ...

Sanctified and glorified at Encanto Southern Baptist Church

Encanto Southern Baptist Church Contact: 6020 Akins Ave, San Diego 619-264-8641 www.encantosbc.com Membership: 300 Pastor: Robert Pope Age: 69 Born: Rocky Mount, NC Formation: University of District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.; University of Phoenix, Phoenix, ...

July 3, 2020
The Nihon Shoki: the greatest value to historians and archeologists

The Nihon Shoki Izanagi and Izanami [i.e. “the divine primal pair”] stood on the floating bridge of Heaven, and held counsel together, saying: “Is there not a country beneath?” Thereupon they thrust down the jewel-spear ...

In Memoriam: Paul Zimmer

In Memoriam: Paul Zimmer I. The Visit For Paul and Suzanne Zimmer and Cele Wolf With sunlight pouring through the windows, March Retreats and winter’s windy shadows shake The shadows’ fruit from changing light. The ...

June 25, 2020
Maria Santa Cruz: Heaven is a promised place

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Contact: 4011 Ohio St, San Diego 619-283-5936 www.oursaviorslutheransd.org Membership: 100 Pastor: Maria Santa Cruz Age: 60 Born: Guadalajara, Mexico Formation: Pacific Lutheran Theology Seminary, Berkeley Years Ordained: 20 San Diego Reader: ...

June 19, 2020
George Spencer: pious relative to Winston Churchill and Princess Diana

Ignatius of St. Paul (George Spencer) What right then, thought I, had Luther and his companions to set themselves against the united voice of the Church? I saw that he rebelled against the authority of ...

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