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: May 1, 2018

Simone Weil

I have always been fascinated with the life and legacy of Simone Weil. She only lived 34 years on earth, but in that short time made a huge difference, the fullness of which is being ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 24, 2018

Jack Canfield and the Rule of Five

People I Would Like to Meet Someday (On earth or in heaven) I would treasure the chance to meet Jack Canfield.  Jack Canfield (born August 19, 1944) is an American author, motivational ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 17, 2018

Helen Keller

Someday, in heaven, I would like to interview Helen Keller.  She was a bull in a china closet, as the saying goes, but she was not just spit and fire. Helen Keller was a woman of depth – a ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please read this article from Stanford University’s MLK Research and Education Institute. The article speaks to Pastor King and his mysterious utterance which seemingly predicts his imminent ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 3, 2018

Albert Schweitzer on Leading by Example

I have always thought Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitzer looked like identical twins. Einstein, of course, was a physicist. Albert Schweitzer was a theologian, humanitarian, musician ... READ MORE
Date Posted: March 20, 2018

Say What You Need to Say

As we ponder the passion of Christ … I am always reminded of my own mortality. Ash Wednesday reminds us we are mortal beings and Lent helps us realize we are beautiful creatures of God but ... READ MORE
Date Posted: March 6, 2018

A challenge for Lent

Lent is a distinctively Christian time for spiritual growth and development. Historically, the universal church has asked followers of Jesus to focus on three specific areas: the upward, the ... READ MORE
Date Posted: February 27, 2018

The Tide Always Comes Back

Do you consider yourself an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist? If you want to know what you really are, look at what you say and look at how it is said. As the late and great Maya Angelou ... READ MORE
Date Posted: February 13, 2018

Getting Ready for Lent

This is a great guide for making Lent more meaningful!  I hope you join me, as we prepare for this special time of Lent. Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Read Matthew 5: 1-12 Ash Wednesday ... READ MORE
Date Posted: January 30, 2018

Good News and a Tip on Parenting

A friend of mine, Steve May, recently shared with me about a phenomenon I could hardly believe. It is so easy to fall into the trap of believing “The Sky is Falling” in every realm of our ... READ MORE