. . .  to Faith Matters!   

Consider joining us this fall as we discuss Jesus: The Human Face of God,
by Jay Parini, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College.

To meet Jay Parini and learn about this book, go to the PBS NewsHour at

As the publisher prepares a second printing of Jesus, Dr. Parini has given us
permission to reproduce his book for these discussions.

You can read Jesus here on Faith Matters:
and then join our discussions
at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church
(corner of Los Osos Valley and Clark Valley Roads).

We’re meeting on Thursday mornings from 10 – 11:30 am:

October 5        Life in Ancient Palestine
October 12      Jesus in Galilee
October 19      From Galilee to Jerusalem
October 26      From Gethsemane to Golgotha
November 2    The Afterlife of Jesus

  What is “Faith Matters”?

This blog includes occasional Sunday homilies given at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church,  Los Osos, and at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cambria. It also includes notes and questions for book discussions, including Hollister Institute discussions at  St. Benedict’s and other studies at St. Paul’s.

   Who am I? 

I am a retired Episcopal priest, now serving as an Associate at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Los Osos, California.  After ordination, I served as rector of two Episcopal parishes – Christ Church in Oberlin, Ohio and St. Paul’s in Cambria, California. In my “retirement” I’m enjoying leading discussions of the new books and ideas that stimulate my mind and touch my heart.   Donna Ross