Sunday Sermon by Michael Gerson - February 17, 2019

Michael Gerson.


Michael Gerson, who died in November 2022, preaches at the National Cathedral about his experience with depression. Gerson was an editorial writer for the Washington Post and publically spoke of his faith in relationship to many 21st-century issues


description of an experience with depression; description of recovery through friends, doctors, medicines, and family

Recommended Audience

most congregations



Practical Applications

  • Raise awareness of mental illness and the mental health stigma that can be attached.
  • Provide faith content for a congregational group that is seeking an understanding of faith that transcends cliches.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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