Steve Bilynskyj's Home Page

Welcome! I am happy to share a bit about myself. Perhaps in God's providence we will meet sometime.

Vocation and Interests:

I am the pastor of Valley Covenant Church, a congregation located in Eugene, Oregon (it rains a lot here).

My other interests include fly-fishing and philosophy (I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame). When not pastoring, fishing, or philosophizing (three distinct but related activities), I can often be found reading, working at the computer, or relaxing with my family.

I invite you to visit my blog and perhaps comment on sermon work in progress.

Favorite books:

Some of my favorites are (in no particular order):

A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
The Supper of the Lamb, Robert Farrar Capon
The River Why, David James Duncan
The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
A Community of Character, Stanley Hauerwas
The Art of Pastoring, David Hansen
Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton
Hard Times, Charles Dickens

Sermons

You can read or listen to some of my sermons here.

Writing:

Occasionally, I write something besides a sermon.

"Christian Ethics and the Ethics of Virtue"

"A Covenant Dialogue on Baptism"

"Doing Philosophy As a Pietist"

"Grace and Free-will: Three Sixteenth Century Debates"

"What in the World Is God Doing?"

Our Church:

Valley Covenant is a vibrant community of Christians excited about the Lord Jesus Christ and the mission He has given us. We are located at 3636 West 18th Avenue in Eugene, Oregon. Our office phone number is (541) 345-0055. Our worship is a blend of informal and contemporary with ancient Christian tradition. You will find a warm welcome and, along with joyful worship, hear a clear and practical presentation of God's Word. Our worship service times are:

This page last updated January 3, 2013.