The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D. is Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, having previously served as Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Arizona and Honorary Canon for the Diocese of Dar Es Salaam.

A Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, he was recently appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the General Theological Seminary.

He has also worked extensively with the Dept. of Education, the White House, and Hollywood studios and guilds as Executive Director of Film Clips, Inc. 

Dr. Robertson serves on several national boards and has published many books and articles, including the recent Transforming Stewardship and Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives, as well as Conversations with Scripture: The Acts of the Apostles. His latest book is A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Challenged the Status Quo.

 

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

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Golden Age?

Monday February 15, 2010
The Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson explores the "golden age" of the church in Acts 2, starting at Pentecost, and discovers that the golden age is not sometime back then, but now.

The Dance

Monday February 15, 2010
The Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson examines the theological concept of the Trinity, and celebrates the fact that the God who is Three-in-One chose to create and redeem a people to join in "The Dance."

God Will Provide

Monday February 15, 2010
The story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22 reminds us that God will provide--but it's not easy. A strong relationship with God requires a trust that struggles with reality.

Never Enough

Monday February 15, 2010
Jesus calls those who are weary to take up his yoke. There's no secret formula for lowering life's pressurized expectations--but accepting that we can't do it without God is the first step.

No Time to Lose

Monday February 15, 2010
We often confuse what Jesus means when he speaks about the kingdom of heaven coming near. The Rev. Dr. Chuck Robertson says he's not talking about heaven, but God's reign, God's presence and power and peace, which is quite near indeed.

Right-Minded or Big-Hearted?

Monday February 15, 2010
The Apostle Paul argues that the Corinthians' views were damaging the faith of young and weak believers. The Rev. Dr. Chuck Robertson says we must decide whether to insist on being right, or to rather be big-hearted in our relationships with others.

Chuck Robertson: Power to Press On

Monday February 15, 2010
In his sermon on the Ascension, the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson acknowledges that life often may not be smooth or fair or prosperous. Sometimes we will find ourselves straining our gaze heavenward, wondering where God is, when will it will all get easier. But there is hope.

Articles by The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

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The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson: Paul--One of the Dangerous Dozen

Monday February 15, 2010
With his message that “all are one in Christ,” Paul set up a new possibility: a network that demanded primary allegiance from its members and in which all other distinctions between people became secondary or even irrelevant. An excerpt from the book "A Dangerous Dozen."

The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson: Hildegard of Bingen--One of the "Dangerous Dozen"

Monday February 15, 2010
Perhaps like other strong women before and after her, there was an inherent bias against lifting Hildegard up as a model. An excerpt from the book, "A Dangerous Dozen."

The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson: Oscar Romero--One of the "Dangerous Dozen"

Monday February 15, 2010
Oscar Romero had been underestimated by virtually everyone before becoming archbishop, and as archbishop he was misunderstood by everyone except the poor and the oppressed, who found in him a leader to trust and follow. An excerpt from the book "A Dangerous Dozen."

Dr. C.K. Robertson: 9/11/2001: Beyond What Is Comfortable

Monday February 15, 2010
In a meditation for ReadtheSpirit.com, the Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson writes, "On the morning of September 11, I knew that there always had been “wars and rumors of wars,” there had always been the poor, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned, but all these were someone else’s problem."

Chuck Robertson: Happy New Year? How About Happy New Day, Every Day

Monday February 15, 2010
I thank God that the regrets of the past and the worries for the future can indeed fade before intentional choices -- my choices -- for good in the Now.

Chuck Robertson: Oscar Romero's Path to Sainthood a Cause for Rejoicing... and Not Just for Catholics

Monday February 15, 2010
A few weeks ago, the Vatican announced that Oscar Romero, gunned down while saying Mass three and a half decades ago, is now officially recognized as a martyr slain for his Christian faith, a step closer to possible canonization. Many are saying that it's about time!

Television by The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

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The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Monday February 15, 2010
The Canon to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, The Rev. Canon Chuck Robertson, sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the role of the Canon to the Presiding Bishop, the goals of the Episcopal Church, the relationship to the Anglican Communion, and the important work of unity in an age of great social upheaval.

The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace 2011

Monday February 15, 2010
Peter Wallace talks with the Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson, the right hand to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. The discussion focuses on the many crises around the world and the role of the church, his new book A Dangerous Dozen, and much more.