The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: 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.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson

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Whose Side Are We On?

Thursday November 14, 2013
In his sermon on Matthew 2:1-12, the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson offers a fascinating take on this well-known story of the visit of the magi, who quite possibly were spies not only for their own land but for King Herod. Just like the magi, we too come with mixed motives and unclear intentions. Why do we call ourselves Christian? Why are we in the church? Whose side are we really on?

Secret Identity

Thursday November 14, 2013
As the church celebrates the Baptism of the Lord, Dean Barkley Thompson explores Jesus' identity, and ours in baptism. Just as Jesus did, we can see that in our baptism, Jesus' identity becomes our own true selves. We emerge from the water reborn into him, sons and daughters of God.