Articles by: John Ohmer

Guest Commentary: To ‘Jam a Stick into the Wheel’ of Injustice

June 1, 2017 1:18 PM0 comments

I’ve been the Rector of The Falls Church Episcopal since 2012, shortly after the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Episcopalians could return to their property after a six-year lawsuit over ownership. Those who have heard me preach know I tend not to preach “topical” sermons, and almost never preach “politics from […]

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Guest Commentary: Not to Run From History, But to Learn From It

February 9, 2017 12:09 PM0 comments

By John Ohmer & Nikki Graves Henderson This Saturday, The Falls Church and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation will jointly dedicate a stone sidewalk plaque in front of the historic building of The Falls Church. The intention of this plaque is to convey to the public that we hold in […]

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Guest Commentary: Perhaps Christmas Means a Little Bit More

December 1, 2016 12:40 PM0 comments

“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags! … then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. “Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.” Each year, during this four-week season of Advent, […]

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Guest Commentary: The Difference Between Thanksgiving & Gratitude

November 26, 2014 2:52 PM0 comments

This Thanksgiving Day, I’d like to share some thoughts about the difference between “feelings of gratitude” on the one hand, and “actions of thanksgiving” on the other. There’s a Bible story that helps us realize there is a big difference between “gratitude” and “thanksgiving,” and that’s the story found in […]

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Guest Commentary: Love God & Neighbor: All Else is Commentary

November 22, 2012 11:10 AM1 comment

A few years ago, there was a short “man on the street” video making the rounds on the internet, where someone walked around with a camera and asked two questions. The first was, “What do you think of Jesus – what words come to mind when you hear ‘Jesus’?” Their […]

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