News: St. Arbuck’s Chapel | A Blog by Rev. Jeff Gannon

St. Arbuck’s Chapel is a weekly blog space where Pastor Jeff tells us what’s on his mind. The name pays tribute to a certain coffee chain where he finds refuge and inspiration. His current project is the “Wisdom from Wibaux,” an ongoing series exploring the native wisdom of his hometown. As he says, “The village raised all the children. I will be forever grateful for the lessons I learned from these authentic, hard working, hard-living folk from Eastern Montana. It may take us a year, give or take a few weeks, to get through all the stories, experiences, and people for whom I thank God regularly.”

Date Posted: August 3, 2020

Are Americans following the Europeans in largely checking out of church?

As you know, long before COVID, it was already difficult to get people to attend weekend church services. Travel sports, weekends away, the death of cultural Christianity and a growing ... READ MORE
Date Posted: June 30, 2020

July 1, 2020

My VLOG this week will answer the question I was asked recently on a panel on which I served with three other pastors: “What have you learned about yourself and your ministry with the advent ... READ MORE
Date Posted: June 23, 2020

Pre-Sabbatical Thoughts

Every year, before I go on my July Sabbatical, I like to share what I am reading and what I intend to study, pray over and think about during my month of study, rest, and prayer. Books I am ... READ MORE
Date Posted: June 16, 2020

Too Little Too Late

This week, we have a guest blogger, Mrs. Beverly Benson, Ph.D. Dr Benson is an amazingly gifted person and has written a reflection titled, “Too Little, Too Late.” I hope you will take the ... READ MORE
Date Posted: June 9, 2020

The 18″ Journey

My VLOG this week is the sermon I shared this past Sunday. “The 18 Inch Journey” is the title of the sermon. It is based on the lectionary passages from Genesis 1 – the Story of Creation, ... READ MORE
Date Posted: May 27, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ Sixth Stage of Grief

My VLOG this week talks about the sixth stage of grief which Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross has decided to add to her original list of five stages. For any who are in grief, this stage is really ... READ MORE
Date Posted: May 27, 2020

PARENTING WITH LOVE & LOGIC PART IV

This week, Parenting with Love and Logic Part IV – This week I review and explore four principles of Parenting with Love and Logic.  We are living in unusual times as we all know and ... READ MORE
Date Posted: May 14, 2020

PARENTING WITH LOVE & LOGIC PART III

This week, Parenting with Love and Logic Part III – This week I review and explore principles one, two, and three of Parenting with Love and Logic.  We are living in unusual times as we all ... READ MORE
Date Posted: May 6, 2020

Parenting with Love and Logic Part II

This week I review and explore principles one and two of Parenting with Love and Logic.  We are living in unusual times as we all know and parenting is particularly challenging. If you need ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 28, 2020

Vlog post for April 29, 2020

This week, I want to talk about Parenting with Love and Logic since parents are spending more time than usual with children and youth. This is especially for parents and grandparents! READ MORE