Year of Sundays

Year of Sundays


About Joel Gunz

As a professional journalist, humorist and advertising writer, Joel’s bylined work has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and in The Oregonian, Commerce Magazine, Northwest Palate and other periodicals. He is author of two additional blogs and The latter, which enjoys a large international following, has been dubbed “The best Hitchcock blog on the Internet” and has landed him two appearances at The 39 Steps on Broadway.


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About Amanda Penelope Westmont

Amanda is seeking a publisher for her novel Gravy. She has also been a professional blogger since 2003, producing content for Disney Corporation’s, as well as and With well over a million page views, her personal blog,, has enjoyed wide success. Though she hates the term “mommy blogger,” she digs being recognized in airports.

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Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting A Year of Sundays page. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Religion 101 Fellowship of Saints and Sinners Happy Reading!!! ...

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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