Year of Sundays
Year Of Sundays Archives

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 […]

I haven’t written a goddamn (pun intended) thing here since OCTOBER. I’m pretty good at math and that equals nearly three months of silence from this here heathen. I think I’m overdue to at least check in and apologize, but […]

If a picture is worth a thousand words, I wonder what a video (or three) is worth? Joel, the hardcore hometown Portland boy (who still refuses to admit he doesn’t live there anymore…) did such a good job describing the […]

Yesterday we tromped down to China town in the rain for a visit to the 24-Hour COIN-OP Church of Elvis. Come back in a day or two to read all about it and see video footage of Joel and I […]

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 […]

“Mom, who is your boss?” “Uh,” I stop to think about it for a minute. “I’m my own boss.” “No, you’re not,” she insists, shaking her head and pointing at the ceiling. “Your boss is up THERE.” “You mean GOD […]

Amanda here, just checking in to let everyone know Joel and I haven’t disappeared! We’re still going to church (see photographic evidence above)! It’s just been an incredibly busy summer – I’m in school and Joel just opened a new […]

Our first trip to the World Buddhist Preaching Association took place at noon on a Tuesday. Joel and I had just finished a gut-wrenching therapy session together, the kind that leaves you feeling exhausted, hungry, vulnerable and more in love […]

By Joel Gunz Every Sunday at 6 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church does a Jazz Service, starring some of Portland’s musical luminaries, like diva Marilyn Keller and legendary drummer and Pope of the jam session scene Ron Steen.  I’m sure the […]

By Amanda P. Westmont Two weeks ago, I had one of the worst days I can ever remember having. I’d spent the afternoon up to my eyeballs in pure, unabashed ugliness. I honestly thought it couldn’t get any worse, but […]

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