Bertie Pearson

Bertie Pearson serves as rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. He also produced the popular podcast The History of Christianity with Bertie Pearson. This podcast is an exploration of the ideas and themes which continue to shape the Christian faith, and is available on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever fine podcasts are distributed. Before his current parish, Bertie served both Spanish and English-language churches in Austin and San Francisco, played drums in the band Poolside, and toured as a DJ. He now lives a much more sedate life with his wife, Dr. Rahel Pearson, their two children, a small room full of dusty records, and a very goodhearted Australian Shepard named Ida.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Our Ashes, Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2024

February 14, 2024

[RCL] Joel 2:1-2,12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 103 or 103:8-14; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 There are times when our fellow Christians – and perhaps we ourselves – can be […]

Loving Your Life, Proper 17 (A) – 2023

September 03, 2023

[RCL] Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 If one is to believe that great treasury of modern wisdom, “The Lion King,” life is a circle that […]

Victory, Palm Sunday (A) – 2023

April 02, 2023

[RCL] Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14- 27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54 Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, the triumphal procession of Christ through the streets of Jerusalem, when the […]

Bible Study: Advent 1 (A) – 2022

November 27, 2022

During Advent, we will be using study prompts and other activities tied to the sermon for the week. Read the sermon aloud and follow-up with spoken responses to the two […]

A Real Joy, Advent 1 (A) – 2022

November 27, 2022

[RCL] Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 Today we enter a transformational, even magical time of year: for this is… the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, […]

You Are Three, We Are Three, Trinity Sunday (C) – 2022

June 12, 2022

[RCL] Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8 or Canticle 13 (or Canticle 2); Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 In 1804, Thomas Jefferson had already drafted the Declaration of Independence, built Monticello, and […]

God’s Answer, Easter Day (C) – 2022

April 17, 2022

[RCL] Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43; John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12 Alleluia! Christ is risen! But as today’s Gospel begins, no […]

The Beginning, Christmas Day (I) – 2021

December 25, 2021

[RCL] Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Students of history often find themselves confronted by difficult realities: there are wars, famines, stories of human tragedy and strife, […]

Giving Thanks, Proper 16 (B) – 2021

August 22, 2021

RCL: 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 If it’s October and your yard is full of maple oaks, you could spend days or […]

Eternal Life, Proper 15 (B) – 2021

August 15, 2021

RCL: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 What does it mean to have eternal life? Is this simply going to Heaven and living forever? Intuitively, eternal […]

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