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.


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Chuck Robertson: I Am What I Am

Tuesday February 01, 2022
In his sermon, Chuck Robertson says following Paul's example, each one of us can dare to take a good long look in the mirror and recognize that the person looking back at us - with all the baggage we’d rather hide or deny - is still, and forever, a beloved child of God.

Chuck Robertson: Tough Love

Tuesday January 25, 2022
In his sermon on Paul's "Love Chapter," Chuck Robertson says love is a very practical verb. Love builds up, but it does so through the choices we make for what we say and how we act, with others foremost in mind - not just daily, but countless times each day.

Chuck Robertson: Power to Press On

Tuesday May 23, 2017
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.

Right-Minded or Big-Hearted?

Tuesday January 27, 2015
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.

No Time to Lose

Tuesday January 20, 2015
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.

Never Enough

Tuesday June 28, 2011
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.

God Will Provide

Tuesday June 21, 2011
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.

The Dance

Tuesday May 25, 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."

Golden Age?

Tuesday May 18, 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.

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

Friday February 20, 2015
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!

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

Wednesday December 31, 2014
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.

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

Thursday September 01, 2011
In a meditation for, 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."

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

Friday July 15, 2011
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."

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

Friday July 08, 2011
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: Paul--One of the Dangerous Dozen

Friday July 01, 2011
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."

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

Thursday August 04, 2011
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.

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

Wednesday June 02, 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.