Sermon: Faith in Naples

A few Sundays ago I had the privilege of preaching a sermon on faith at Naples United Church of Christ.  My text was Hebrews 11:1-3 and 8-16. Scripture The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living (Hebrews 8:1, The Message). Sermon Text I have a confession to make: I am a neat freak.  In my world, everything has a place, and everything lives in the place I have assigned to it.  While I Read More …

Review of The Heartbeat of God

Katharine Jefferts Schori.  The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything.  Skylight Paths, 2011. ISBN: 9781594732928. Meet the Author The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori  is the twenty-sixth Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.  In that role, she serves as the chief pastor to the Episcopal Church's 2.4 million members in 16 countries and 110 dioceses.  Jefferts Schori entered the priesthood when she was ordained in 1994 following a career as Read More …