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Martin Elfert

Martin Elfert
The Rev. Martin Elfert is an immigrant to the Christian faith. After the birth of his first child, he began to wonder about the ways in which God was at work in his life and in the world. In response to this wondering, he joined Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he and his new son were baptized at the Easter Vigil in 2005 and where the community encouraged him to seek ordination. Martin served on the staff of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Wash. from 2011-2015. He is now the rector of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Portland, Oreg.

Jesus and God as father

...what if the delight that we experienced while watching our kids is similar to the delight that God experiences while watching you and me?

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Affordable health care – about saving lives, or money?

I thought of Gawande last week as the House of Representatives passed a bill that, should it become law, will radically alter how health care in America works. In particular, the bill will alter and limit the availability of health care to the most vulnerable.

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The importance and promise of Good Friday

But the lecturer told us about times and places in Christianity in which folks might have said that the defining day of our faith was Pentecost or the Transfiguration or the Ascension or today: Good Friday.

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