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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

Temple Emanu-El: a wonderful encounter with a homeless man

Temple Emanu-El Contact: 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego 619-286-2555 www.teesd.org Membership: 475 Rabbi: Devorah Marcus Age: 44 Born: Los Angeles Formation: Bradley University, Peoria, IL; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. Years Ordained: ...

July 23, 2021
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran: “Extending God’s welcome to all we meet along the way.”

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Contact: 10842 Fury Lane, La Mesa 619-670-7656 www.svlc.org Membership: 200 Pastor: Marcus Lohrmann Age: 33 Born: Walla Walla, WA Formation: Valparaiso University, IN; University of Chicago Divinity School; Lutheran ...

July 9, 2021
A Tom Clancy calling

Holy Cross Episcopal Church Contact: 204 S Freeman St., Oceanside, CA 760-930-1270 holycrosscarlsbad.org Membership: 60 Neighborhood: Oceanside Pastor: Father Richard Hogue Age: 34 Born: Chicago Formation: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN; Church Divinity School of the ...

June 25, 2021
Lakeside Community Presbyterian: Christ, connection and community

Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church Contact: 9908 Channel Road, Lakeside 619-443-1021 www.lakesidepc.org Membership: 114 Pastor: Timothy Avazian Age: 62 Born: Kingsburg Formation: Azusa Pacific University; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years Ordained: 27 San Diego Reader: What ...

June 11, 2021
Chula Vista Presbyterian: to know Christ and make him known

Chula Vista Presbyterian Church Contact: 940 Hilltop Dr., Chula Vista 619-426-2211 www.chulavistapres.org Membership: 145 Pastor: Emily McColl Age: 64 Born: Boulder, CO Formation: Stanford University; Princeton Theological Seminary-Princeton University, NJ Years Ordained: 25 San Diego ...

Coffee shop sermon

Crossroads Christian Reformed Church Contact: 2406 North Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, 760-744-4673, crossroadscrc.com Membership: 140 Pastor: Jeff Kempton Age: 44 Born: San Diego Formation: University of California-Santa Barbara; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years ...

Ethnos: the Greek word for “nations”

Ethnos Community Church Contact: 3950 Berino Court, San Diego 858-46-8329 www.ethnos.us Neighborhood: University City Membership: 100 Pastor: Scott Eng Age: 39 Born: Anaheim Formation: University of California-Berkley; Golden Gate Baptist Seminary (now Gateway Seminary), Ontario, ...

April: “Roots”

After Jamie Wyeth Whan that April with his showres soote The droughte of March hath perced to the roote... —Chaucer Down a ravine, the first fool flush of spring Is always brown. The ice-carbuncled ground ...

April 29, 2021
The healthy doubt of Park Hill Church

Park Hill Church Contact: 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego www.parkhillsd.church Membership: 500 Neighborhood: Point Loma Pastor: Evan Wickham Age: 39 Born: San Diego Formation: Trinity College of the Bible, IN; Western Seminary, Portland, OR Years ...

April 16, 2021
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