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The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson is dean of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Houston, TX

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Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal), Houston, TX

The Very Rev. Barkley S. Thompson is dean of the Episcopal Church Church Cathedral in Houston, TX.

Before coming to Houston in early 2013, he was the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke, VA, for 6 years. Before that he served for 4 years at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, TN.

Barkley earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, a master of arts in religious studies from the University of Chicago, and a master of divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX, on whose Board of Trustees he currently serves. He has written for numerous journals and publications.


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The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson

Secret Identity

Matthew 3:13-17

Baptism of the Lord/1st Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 12, 2014

The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson (TEC)

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart is well-known, as are many of the details of her story.  In mid-summer 2002, Elizabeth was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City bedroom under cover of darkness by Brian David Mitchell, a deranged, messianic drifter.  She was taken to his camp deep in the woods, where she was brutalized by Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee.  For nine months, Elizabeth endured her captivity, until in March of 2003 she was recognized on a Salt Lake City street and freed.

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The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson

Whose Side Are We On?

Matthew 2:1-12

2nd Sunday after Christmas/Epiphany Sunday - Year A

January 05, 2014

The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson (TEC)

Julius Caesar knew that people wanted to kill him.  There were few men he could trust.  But one was a young man named Brutus, whom Caesar had treated practically as family.  And so when, on the Ides of March--that fateful day when the Theatre of Pompey became place of violence and blood--the mortally-wounded Caesar looked up as this very Brutus turned the knife in his side, Caesar lost the will to resist. 

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