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: October 24, 2017

How I Pray for Chapel Hill

I “borrow” from the Eastern Orthodox tradition as I begin my morning prayers. Morning Prayers  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Glory to you, O Lord, ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 17, 2017

Three Dollars Worth of God, or Church Marketing 101

Three Dollars Worth of God I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 10, 2017

Where was God in Las Vegas?

We are all still reeling from the tragedy in Las Vegas where 59 persons lost their lives and nearly 500 were injured, some of whom are still in critical condition. As we know, to date, this ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 3, 2017

Sr. Josephine O’Gorman and the Kingdom Perspective

I hope you have picked up on a theme that is important to me in my practice of Christianity in general and in my practice of ministry in particular. That is, I am totally convinced that ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 26, 2017

Love Becomes Fruitful by Fr. Samuel Wells

From Pastor Jeff:   One of my favorite authors and speakers is the former chaplain of the Duke University Chapel, the Rev. Fr. Samuel Wells. He currently serves as the vicar of St. ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 19, 2017

The Cure for Worry: Where’s your Chair?

For those of you who heard my message this past Sunday on learning to live a life without worry, you know that I didn’t finish it! For those who wish to read them, please find the rest ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 13, 2017

Thoughts on the Confessions of Former White Supremacist, Tony McAleer

Recently, I read an article in Sojourners magazine about ex-Neo Nazi Tony McAleer. This post contains excerpts from the article, followed by my reflections. Confessions of a former White ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 5, 2017

Why the Story of Ryan Ronsse Matters

The longer I live, the more I believe in our youth. To say it differently, the older I get the more I realize how our youth have so much to teach us about life and love. When I watch ... READ MORE
Date Posted: August 29, 2017

Thoughts on Loneliness and Christian Community

I am a self-avowed practicing “news junkie”. If I really want to get in touch with my soul I have to take a media fast. Some of you, if not many of you, know what I mean. Sometimes, the ... READ MORE
Date Posted: August 22, 2017

Robert E. Lee’s Confession

  My friend, the Rev. Dr. Leonard Sweet, wrote something worth sharing about Robert E. Lee. He relates a story I had not heard before, so I am passing it on to you. –Rev. Jeff ... READ MORE