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Canon for Mission Outside the Episcopal Church to preach

May 12, 2017

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson, Ph.D., Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Mission Outside the Episcopal Church, headquartered in New York City, is the featured speaker May 28 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at 

Robertson has served in a variety of roles in the church. Before coming to church headquarters in New York City he was Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Arizona, and earlier served as a parish priest. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York and formerly taught at Virginia Theological Seminary.  

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Robertson earned a master of divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Durham University in the United Kingdom.  He is the author of several books. “Why Go to Church?” is coming out this fall. 

“Power to Press On,” Robertson’s sermon for May 23, is based on the account of the Ascension found in Acts 1:6-14. “Life often may not be smooth, or fair, or prosperous,” he says. “We may very well find ourselves straining our gaze heavenward, wondering where God is, when is the time when it all gets easier.” 

The program includes interviews with Robertson conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer. 

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