The Rev. Dr. Henry L. (Laurie) Thompson III

Pastoral Theology
Dean, Doctor of Ministry Program, Dean of Seminary Advancement
Associate Professor of Liturgy

BA, Denison University, 1975
BCTS, Trinity Seminary, Bristol, UK, 1978
MDiv, General Theological Seminary, 1979
APS Certificate, Eastern Baptist Seminary, 1986
DMin, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry 2001


From the very first days of discussing the vision for Trinity in 1973, I saw the dream of a community that shared mission and ministry in an apostolic way – sharing burdens in coming, reaching to the Holy Scriptures for guidance, praying together to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, breaking bread together and extending our hands in loving outreach to the world about us. The vision became reality and has not changed.

Research Interests: 
Laurie's research interests are the history of Anglican liturgy; the interface of Cranmerian theology and the Emergent Church Movement; the theology of Confirmation; leadership in an Emergent environment; biblical theology and worship; and the Collects.
Speaking Topics: 
Listening, Trust, Leadership
Heresies, ancient and modern
Pastoral care in an Emergent World
Would Jesus upload?
Stewardship in a fearful age
Bible and Liturgy
Spiritual Songs and Hymnody
Walking in the Spirit
Making Disciples