About Me

So you want to know more about me?

In 2013 Griz (my Norwegian Elkhound mix) and I moved to from Montana USA to Alberta Canada.  Which would be a lot less impressive sounding without the international border, it’s about a ten hour drive with stops.  I moved for a job in the Diocese of Edmonton and fell in love with Canada, both for the socialized healthcare and the ease of finding decent tea.  Also I met and married my husband then we adopted two cats and bought a house.  I have many opinions about immigration and slight anxiety about government paperwork these days.

The sermons posted here have been preached in different locations, to different congregations, and increasingly over a long period of years.  Insofar as any one sermon can, I hope that in them I have done the work of attempting to share the Good News of God in Christ for the people who heard them then and now.

I similarly hope that what I write is attempting to approach the Good News of God in Christ.  But what I write here is not on behalf of my parish, diocese, or denomination.  It might be helpful to think of it as a written half of two friends sitting down over their second or third pot of tea.  Which is to say, earnest exploration of where the Gospel intersects with my thoughts and life.  I’ll get things wrong, inevitably; I’ll overstate or mis-state things.  Hopefully I’ll do better as I learn.

Oh! Many people often wonder how they should address me, professionally.  There’s no default for female clergy, and some people feel odd about assuming they can address clergy by their first name (which is both wise and kind).  Of the titles available, I prefer either Rev Robyn or Mother Robyn and am happy to go by Robyn.

More officially:

I’m The Reverend Robyn King. I have a BA in History from the University of Montana and a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary of The Episcopal Church. I served as the rector of a cluster of three small Churches in Montana and interim Camp Director for the Diocese of Montana before becoming a priest in the Diocese of Edmonton.

Please comment, find me on social media (links above), or email me at theologybird (at) gmail (dot) com.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Robyn:

    Nice to meet you and enjoying your blog. I have long wanted to learn to do this thing called “blog”, so I did sign up today to do this. You are an inspiration and I am looking forward to meeting you (well, I am REALLY, REALLY looking forward to meeting your DOG). I left you an email regarding the church and am looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you (REALLY:). Don’t know what that third http:// is nor do I know how to delete it…do you know what it means???

  2. Robyn,
    This is Janis Johnson from GTS. Your blog came up as a similar blog to mine…which is a stretch! I have a blog entitled, http://www.DizzyingGrace.com, which is about the relationship between faith and illness. It is a long story, but I had to retire due to a disability/illness. I remember you from GTS and graduated probably two years before you. When I graduated, I went to a tiny parish in eastern Oregon, much to my surprise. I was an Episcopal priest and Lutheran pastor…made me wish I would have attended those Lutheran worship services at GTS!
    Anyway, God bless your ministry in Edmonton. I actually know someone who lives there who is definitely not Episcopalian, but a great person.
    Take care Robyn. I love your site!

    GTS 2006

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