The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock, AR

The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III is an Episcopal priest and theologian.

Born in El Dorado, Arkansas, he grew up in Arkansas and Mississippi. A 1977 graduate of Amherst College (B.A. magna cum laude), he holds a doctorate (Th.D.) in Anglican Studies from General Theological Seminary in New York, where his field of emphasis was theology and science. His dissertation, “Darwin’s Science in Chalcedonian Imagination,” defends and explains compatibility between Christian faith and natural evolution.

In 2012, he started SUMMA: A Student Theological Debate Society, with forty-seven high school students from central Arkansas. SUMMA, whose theme is “speaking truth in love,” is now a summer program of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, drawing students from around the world.

As a pastor, he has served churches in Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, and Van Buren, Arkansas. In 1991, he started St. Margaret’s Church in Little Rock, meeting initially in a bargain cinema. From 2014–2020, he served as Dean and Rector of Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock.

In fall 2021 he published his first book, a collection of twelve homilies from funerals, titled Getting On Toward Home: And Other Sermons by the River.

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Christoph Keller III: For All the Saints

Tuesday November 02, 2021
In his All Saints Sunday sermon, Dr. Chris Keller says there is more we don’t know than we do about our hope in Christ, and the riches of that glorious inheritance. All we know or need to know about that second life is this: it begins with "Alleluia."

Christoph Keller III: Water into Wine

Tuesday January 15, 2019
In his sermon on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Dean Chris Keller says that in Christ we see how right Dr. King and Abraham Lincoln were. This is a moral universe. In Christ that sacred truth was made outwardly explicit. He taught and lived the law that perfectly aligns with the just purposes of God. In that alignment miracles occurred.

Christoph Keller: Nothing to Dread

Tuesday December 13, 2016
In his sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Dr. Chris Keller shares that the prophet Isaiah’s pronouncements are realized in Matthew’s gospel: 700 years before the fact, Isaiah had predicted Christmas. And Christmas speaks to a whole world’s anxiety.


Tuesday March 31, 2015
In his sermon for Easter Day, Dr. Chris Keller helps us wrestle with two key questions concerning the faith: what is the resurrection, and why do I believe?

God Is Dead

Tuesday March 24, 2015
In his sermon for Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday, Dr. Chris Keller reveals that without the evil of the cross, on which God the Son died, great good would have been prevented--and that is a great paradox that gives Christian faith its almost indestructible resilience.