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: 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
Date Posted: August 15, 2017

Sermon notes from Living without Anger, Part 2

Would you describe your life as good and beautiful? Notes from Sermon on Living without Anger, Part 2 As I mentioned last week, my blog through September expands on our current Good and ... READ MORE
Date Posted: August 8, 2017

The Good and Beautiful Life: Living without Anger through the Narratives of Jesus

My blog for this sermon series will be a dialogue with the information presented. I will provide practical opportunities for soul transformation so we can genuinely and consistently ... READ MORE
Date Posted: August 1, 2017

My Summer Reading List

I will begin my writing next week but this week I wanted you to know what I have been reading during my month-long sabbatical in July. Every once in a while people ask me about my reading ... READ MORE
Date Posted: July 25, 2017

Judaism, Christianity and the People of God

by Jacob Cook After two posts relating Christianity and Islam, let’s consider a theme in biblical Judaism. In a space that will be all-too-brief (and too long at the same time), I want to ... READ MORE
Date Posted: July 19, 2017

Being Followers of the Way by Guest Blogger Jacob Cook

Time and again—in classes, our Zoe group, and passing conversations—Abigail and I have been struck by the number of different Christian traditions represented at Chapel Hill. Most, if not ... READ MORE