The Rev. Henry Brinton

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA

The Rev. Henry Brinton is senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA.

Henry has written on religion and culture for The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, and numerous other magazines, journals, and websites.

A frequent speaker at workshops and conferences, he is the author or co-author of five books including The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality. His latest book is the novel, City of Peace.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Henry Brinton

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Henry Brinton: Christian Flow

Tuesday July 16, 2019
In the novel "City of Peace," as pastor Harley enjoys the hospitality of Sofia and Youssef, Coptic Christians, Harley begins to sense what psychologists describe as “flow,” when a person becomes energized, focused, and fully involved in an activity. As the Rev. Henry Brinton puts it in his sermon, Harley was experiencing “Christian Flow.”

Henry Brinton: Come and See

Tuesday January 09, 2018
The Rev. Henry Brinton says we live in a world that is as multicultural as the Galilee of the Gentiles, and our challenge is to create places in which people can come and see Jesus, just as Philip invites Nathanael to come and see. And the best way to do this is to practice Christian hospitality, to welcome people with love and grace, just as Jesus did

Articles by The Rev. Henry Brinton

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Henry Brinton: The dangerous roots of our American obsession with who’s “in” and who’s “out”

Tuesday July 26, 2022
One hundred years ago, cattle were put on trial in the United States. They were led into courtrooms to be sorted out by judges and juries. The cattle were divided into purebred bulls and scrub bulls.

Henry Brinton: Service of the Longest Night and the challenge of ACEs--Adverse Childhood Experiences

Wednesday December 18, 2019
My congregation will offer a Service of the Longest Night, sometimes called Blue Christmas in other traditions. It's focused on the pain and hurt that many people feel during the holiday season. Gatherings like these are times to acknowledge grief, loss and ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Henry Brinton: Seeking True Christmas Spirit? Consider Diving Deeper This Year

Thursday December 06, 2018
Did you ever think: Our daily social media fixes are really weapons of mass distraction? Read Henry Brinton's column from