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

Freedom to preach at Coronado’s First Baptist Church

To be able to preach the gospel even if it’s not politically correct — are of paramount importance

First Baptist Church Contact: 445 C Ave., Coronado 619-435-6588 Membership: 200 Pastor: Jim Baize Age: 72 Born: Louisville, KY Formation: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO Years Ordained: 47 San ...

The Katha Upanishad: self-knowledge is the highest form of happiness in Hinduism

Contrary to the Buddhist assertion that the greatest happiness is found in nothingness

The Katha Upanishad Nachiketa said: That which you see as other than righteousness and unrighteousness, other than all this cause and effect, other than what has been and what is to be−tell me that. Yama ...

Discovering your purpose with John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany

People will tell you that it’s not a religious book

Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ Contact: 2550 Fairfield St, San Diego (619) 276-4881 Membership: 154 Pastor: Mary Sue Brookshire Age: 50 Born: Winslow, NC Formation: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Candler School ...

William Eusebius Andrews: Catholic critic of Protestant historian John Foxe

Later compiled into the three-volume work, A Critical and Historical Review of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

William Eusebius Andrews The very common manner of judging of human things by the abuses made of them, sometimes by the wicked and sometimes by fools, is vicious. If man has natural, religious, political and ...

Rabbi Ron Schulman compelled by Milton Steinberg’s As a Driven Leaf

How one finds a religiously relevant place in a contemporary society

Congregation Beth El Contact: 8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla 858-452-1734 Membership: Over 600 families Rabbi: Ron Shulman Age: 63 Born: Chicago Formation: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; American Jewish University, Los Angeles; Jewish Theological Seminary, ...

Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism derived from the Kena Upanishad

Meaning “sitting down near”

Kena Upanishad When freed (from the senses) the wise, on departing from this world, become immortal. The eye does not go thither, nor speech, nor mind. We do not know, we do not understand, how ...

Hugo Grotius: man ruled by a lasting cooperative peace

He argued that natural law was the only firm basis by which any nation could rule

Hugo Grotius Among all good men one principle at any rate is established beyond controversy, that if the authorities issue any order that is contrary to the law of nature or to the commandments of ...

Minister to the last, the lost, and the least at Donovan Prison

I found myself sitting next to six felons, two of whom were murderers

Ocean View Church Contact: 2460 Palm Ave., San Diego 619-424-7870 Membership: 1,400 Pastor: Steve Boschen Age: 50 Born: Springfield, MO Formation: Drury University, Springfield, MO Years Ordained: 12 San Diego Reader: What is the ...

Lord of the Rings, or Christ and the resurrection?

“Oh, my goodness, is it possible that everything that is sad is going to become untrue?”

Community Lutheran Church Contact: 3575 East Valley Parkway, Escondido/ 340 Rancheros Drive Suite 160 San Marcos 760-739-1650 Membership: 500 (Escondido and San Marcos campuses) Pastor: Bob Hiller Age: 39 Born: Aurora, CO Formation: Concordia ...