Father Brad Toebben

Do you remember being a Foolish Virgin?

There is a frivolity that comes with inexperience that simply isn’t present among others who are well and wise; and today we learn that Christ genuinely resents those who fail to prepare accordingly. So, prepare accordingly. Grab your lamp-oil (well in advance, mind you); sit in the wedding feast with St. Paul’s Church. Don’t be […]

Father Brad Toebben

All Saints: I Want to Be One Two

We are all of us Saints — in the Anglican Tradition this is true, at least. Death waits for us all. As we take this time to remember those who have passed, we too look ahead to how those in our lives will live with the memory of us.

Father Brad Toebben

The “23rd”

Fr. Brad spends some time reflecting on the Las Vegas tragedy.   Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3     he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the […]


Meet Fr. Brad

ON the night of Fr. Brad’s Instillation, we heard Abbot Elaine Harris speak to his personal stories and strengths.   Thomas Merton’s Final Prayer   Oh God! We are one with you You have taught us, that if we are open with one another, you dwell in us; help us to preserve that openness. Oh […]

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God’s Economy

Deacon Sheila expounds on some uncomfortable elements to God’s Economy.   Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with anger At injustice, oppression, And exploitation of people, So that you may work for Justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with tears, To shed for those who suffer pain, Rejection, hunger and war, So that […]