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Year of Sundays

Year of Sundays

September 2011 Archives

Attention shoppers! Looking for a helluva church at heavenly prices?

posted by Joel Gunz

Sunday, September 25 at 9:47 a.m “Where are we going for church?” “Is it Sunday already?” “’Fraid so, babe. Get up. Have some coffee and an Emergen-C.” “God…. Ow…. Why am I wearing your bra? How about the Hare Krishnas? […]

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Night of the Living Hope

posted by Joel Gunz

If, for some strange reason, you happen to venture into Vancouver, Washington — just a stone’s throw from Portland, barring traffic congestion — you might notice more than few cars bearing the bumper sticker “Only God.” Its white-on-black design (opposite […]

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What We Did on August 14 — ADF Druidry: It’s Not Nice to Fool (Around with) Mother Nature

posted by Joel Gunz

When I was a kid, one of our favorite family camping rituals was the initiation into the Secret Order of the Goose. When night fell, we’d gather around the campfire and with outstretched arms, my stepdad would lead us in […]

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Hey Buddy, Wanna Buy a Piece of Millennial Religious History?

posted by Joel Gunz

Amanda and I took the day off today from church in order to get a head start on Halloween decorating. Which means that I ducked into our home office to escape the chaos of three kids unpacking styrofoam spiders to, […]

What I Did August 7: The Quakers — Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

posted by Joel Gunz

You know them as Quakers. They know themselves as Friends, or, officially, as the Religious Society of Friends. If you vote Democrat, raise chickens but don’t eat them, wear Jesus sandals and own a first edition of the Moosewood Cookbook […]

Heartbreaking

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

A rabbi is chanting voicemail messages left by people in the towers.

LIVE From the 9/11 Multi-faith Service at St. Luke Lutheran

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

We started with We Shall Overcome and now three adorable Jewish boys in yarmulkes are singing Isaac & Ishmael with crackly voices. Beautiful.

LIVE BLOGGING OUR 9/11 CHURCH CRAWL

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

In honor of the ten year anniversary of 9/11, we figured it was high time we visited a faith that neither of us knows much about: ISLAM.  In preparation, I took Beliefnet’s Test Your Knowledge of Islam quiz and my […]

What I did with my summer vacation, Part One (Jazz and Mormons, just like that basketball team!)

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

By Amanda P. Westmont When we first started this blog in February, I made a few promises that I’m still trying to keep: This is more than a religion blog. It’s more than the sum of 50 church reviews. It’s […]

What We Did on Our Summer Vacation, By Joel Gunz

posted by Joel Gunz

Whoosh! Where has the summer gone? Amanda and I have missed you, dear hot and sweaty reader, and you might be wondering what the hell happened to us the last few weeks as well. Let’s just chalk our hiatus up […]

B’hey there, Bab’y. B’how YOU doin?

posted by Amanda P. Westmont

I know I’m way behind on my posts and fully intend to catch up here soon, but I felt like getting something up today. Why not beg’in with Beaverton Baha’i? On paper, Baha’i is not only quite the challenge to […]

Ba’witched, Ba’othered and Ba’wildered at Beaverton Baha’i

posted by Joel Gunz

Hey, remember us, your favorite churchgoing atheists? We’re still here and we’re still hitting the pews. This week will be a special catch-up week, where we tell you about the churches we visited over the last month or so. But […]

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posted 8:38:43am Jul. 10, 2012 | read full post »

Gnock Gnock Gnocking on the Gnostics' Door
When Amanda and I started our church tour, I'd had it up to here with vanilla religion. I wanted to take a walk on the wild side (read: nothing Christian), but it turns out that, for a city that prides itself on "keeping weird," Portland doesn't ...

posted 1:39:14am Feb. 14, 2012 | read full post »

Home PDX: A Church By Any Other Name
Yesterday, we went downtown to check out Home PDX. If you want to make head honcho Bruce Arnold, squirm, call their community a church.  The word has so many negative connotations, they'd just as soon not use it. Then again, the PDX Homeys ...

posted 6:54:51pm Feb. 06, 2012 | read full post »

Full-On Faith
It's been almost a year since the inspiration for this blog began with a trip to the First A.M.E. Zion Church in North Portland. It was a predominantly black church in a predominantly black neighborhood and what I wrote about it ended up being ...

posted 7:25:08pm Jan. 26, 2012 | read full post »

Happy Anniversary from Emmanuel Temple Church
One year ago, Amanda and I embarked on our Year of Sundays tour of the Portland church scene. To celebrate, we decided to head back to my roots in North Portland and visit a full gospel church, just like we did in our first week of blogging. ...

posted 12:40:57am Jan. 23, 2012 | read full post »

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