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The Rev. Christopher Henry

The Rev. Christopher Henry is senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN.

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The Rev. Christopher Henry

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Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN

The Rev. Christopher Henry is senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN. Before coming to Second Presbyterian in June 2018, he served as senior pastor of Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA, for 7 years.

Earlier he served as associate pastor and acting head of staff of Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. Chris began at Morningside as Seminary Intern in March of 2005 and was ordained and installed as Associate Pastor in January of 2008. 

Chris received his Bachelor's degree from Duke University in 2004 with a major in Religion and a minor in Political Science. At graduation, he also received the William J. Griffith University Service Award. Chris graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2007, receiving five honors at graduation including the Wilds Book Prize, Columbia's highest academic honor, and the Harvard A. Anderson Graduate Fellowship, given to the graduating student determined to have the greatest potential for future academic achievement. He also received awards in Biblical Studies, Preaching, and Church History.

Chris is married to the Rev. Sara Hayden, who is Director of the Tri-Presbytery New Church Development Commission. He enjoys sports (especially Duke Basketball), reading, and spending time with Sara and their two sons.


Latest Content by The Rev. Christopher Henry

The Rev. Christopher Henry

Chris Henry: Faith in a Seed

Mark 4:26-34

4th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

June 17, 2018

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

 

"With many such parables, he spoke the word to them. He did not speak to them except in parables."

The words of Mark seem to summarize the preaching ministry of Jesus. Time and again in the gospels, Jesus gathers a crowd of followers together and speaks to them, not in propositional assertions, creedal statements, or enumerated lists but through these vivid and memorable narratives. A sower went out to sow. A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. There was a man who had two sons.

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The Rev. Christopher Henry

Chris Henry: The Problem with Piety

Luke 18:9-14

23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 23, 2016

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

 

In the fall of 2000, I began my studies at Duke University as an intended political science major with my sights set on a future in elected office. I only lasted one semester with this intended concentration and vocation. One of the primary reasons was the first course I took in the political science department. The course was titled, "Political Systems in Contemporary America" and it had a deeply negative impact on me. It was not the brilliant professor, nor the challenging reading list, nor the fascinating subject matter. It was one particular lecture on the growing use and impact of negative campaign advertising that did me in. We often complain about such pieces from both ends of the political spectrum, describing them as "attack ads" and "mudslinging." They disappoint us and erode our trust in the political system. And, perhaps most disturbingly, they are successful. These attack ads get results. I remember our professor explaining that the reason for the increasing prevalence of such campaign ads was their consistent record of effectiveness. "It turns out," he said with a smile, "that in politics you really can lift yourself up by tearing others down. I have the research to prove it."

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Christopher Henry

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February 26, 2012

Where to Begin?

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

In his sermon for the first Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Chris Henry reminds us of the meaning of our baptism, which empowers us to set out in search of voice and vocation.
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The Rev. Christopher Henry - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

The Rev. Christopher Henry sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace and discusses the time of transition facing Morningside Presbyterian church in Atlanta, his work as associate pastor, and the inspirations that brought him to his work.
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July 11, 2010

Tell Me a Story

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

Focusing on the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), the Rev. Chris Henry says that we are followers of Jesus Christ, and our art--like his--is storytelling. It is our turn to tell the old, old stories that still have the power to transform our lives and remake our broken world.
The Rev. Christopher Henry

Day 1 Podcast Extra- Henry

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

In this Day 1 Podcast Extra, Christopher Henry, a recent graduate from Columbia Theological Seminary and seminary intern at Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA., shares his personal insights and experiences.

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July 08, 2007

The Nearness of the Kingdom

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

Christopher Henry has reminds us that as Christians we are called to the the terrifying and empowering journey to actvely share our faith and that the journey requires nothing but faith in God to sustain us and trust in fellow travelers to support us.