The Rector’s Study

These are personal articles written by Father Jed Fox, rector of Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington.

Father Jed Fox Where’s the beef? Where’s the beef? Father Jed explains why we aren’t eating meals at church during Holy Week in 2022. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox Here we are again, at the precipice of Lent Father Jed Fox tells us why this year he is filled with an excitement for Lent as we are ready to move into it at Church of the Redeemer. Read More ...
The Rev. Jed Fox preaching on January 10, 2021, the Baptism of Jesus Sermon on the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus (January 10, 2021) This is a transcription of the sermon on the First Sunday after the Epiphany, January 10, 2021, at Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington by the Reverend Jed Fox. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox 400 years needs more than Ctrl+Z This Sunday, August 25, 2019, we are marking as a larger church, 400 years since the first slaves were brought to what we now call the United States. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox On Pilgrimage Not a tour. Not a vacation. Not sight seeing. Pilgrimage is something different. It bears all the hallmarks of those other things, but it’s more. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox Who we are If the best we can do in talking about the marvelous power and presence of God in our lives is to say, “we don’t agree with those people,” then we should not be surprised that articles like the one in the Times get published. We cannot expect to define ourselves in opposition and be taken seriously. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox Safeguarding As long as our doors are open there is always risk. I am certain, though, that if we close the doors, lock the doors, hunker down in the name of safety, that we will cease to be a church in fairly short order. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox The Rector’s Study: Live a Life of Faith How do we live a life of faith? It would be nice to have a guide on how to get through a day with our faith intact. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox The Rector’s Study: Prayer Book Revision If the response to sexual misconduct at the 79th General Convention made me the most hopeful, then the issue of liturgy, particularly the revision of the Book of Common Prayer...well it showed me how far we still have to go in many ways as a church. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox The #Metoo convention This General Convention might end up being known as the #Metoo convention. I have hope that we have begun the process of excising this illness and that, if the work can be completed, the church may heal and become whole. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox General Convention Reflections I’ve been reflecting on my experience at General Convention since I got back form Texas. In the next several weeks I’m going to share my thoughts on some of the most important things that I think came out of the Convention, both things that I am really hopeful about and things that make me less hopeful. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox The Rector’s Study: Harvey and Nashville The response to Hurricane Harvey is similar to the Nashville Statement. If we follow the advice of the angels, if we set aside fear, even in the midst of uncertainty, what dreams might come to pass? Read More ...
Father Jed Fox Things done, left undone What we saw at Charlottesville may seem like an insurmountable problem. It is not. It begins with us. We must confess the things done and left undone by us and on our behalf. Only then can we go about the work of reconciliation in our communities and country. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox The Rector’s Study: Decline or opportunity? Is the Episcopal Church a church in decline? Or do we have the opportunity of space? Fr. Jed Fox shares his thoughts on an article he read. Read More ...
Father Jed Fox The Rector’s Study: Rhythm and Repetition Someone pointed out to me recently that we repeat the prayers often. It’s true. We say the same words in the Episcopal Church over and over again. What if I don’t feel like the prayers that I’m supposed to say? Saying them over and over again takes these words, the ideas they represent, with rhythm and repetition, and grafts them into our bones, at the very root of who we are. Read More ...
Fr. Jed Fox with a cup of coffee.

The Rev. Jed Fox

The Rev. Jedediah (Jed) Fox has been the rector of Church of the Redeemer since January 2015. Prior to being called to Redeemer, Fr. Jed served as curate and assistant at The Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri, and was a seminarian at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin while attending the General Theological Seminary. Fr. Jed was raised at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Helena, Montana.

You may contact Fr. Jed at rector@redeemer-kenmore.org.

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, reaching out to the world.

Church of the Redeemer

Welcome to Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.