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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.

Seeing everything as sacred

The reality is not that nothing is inherently sacred. Rather, the reality is that everything is inherently sacred but that human beings, in our brokenness and self-imposed alienation from God, have declared that certain things are profane.

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Sex: a metaphor for knowing God

The problem with the trope of the Sexy Nun isn’t that it goes too far. The problem is that it doesn’t go far enough. Sex really is a fitting metaphor for knowing God

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Donating blood: Mysterious and sacred

Last Sunday, we were able to be part of saving the lives of people whom we will most likely never meet. What an unreal and wondrous thing to be able to say. Through the donation of our blood, we gave an extraordinary gift.

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