Chris Keller ‘09 preaches on ‘Day 1’


The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III, Class of 2009 (ThD), a former trustee and currently Dean and Rector of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock, Ark., is the featured preacher Jan. 18, the King Holiday Sunday, on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at  The radio program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media.

Keller has served in parish ministry and as Canon Missioner of the Diocese of Arkansas. In 1991 he started St. Margaret’s Church in Little Rock. He is also the founder of SUMMA, a student theological debate society for high school students, now based at the Beecken Center at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.

Keller is a graduate of Amherst College and earned his M.Div. from the Episcopal Divinity School before earning his Th.D. in Anglican studies from General. He is the son of the late Bishop Christoph Keller, Jr., for whom our library is named.

“Water to Wine,” Keller’s sermon for Jan. 20, is based on John 2:1-11, the story of Jesus’ first public miracle at the wedding in Cana. The sermon also draws from Isaiah 62:1, the prophet’s words about not keeping silent. “In Christ we see how right King and Lincoln were. This is a moral universe,” he says. “He taught and lived the law that perfectly aligns with the just purposes of God. In that alignment miracles occurred.”

“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for over 73 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call toll free 888-411-Day-1 or check the program’s website,