The Rev. Henry G. Brinton is senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, and is a frequent contributor to USA TODAY. He is married to Nancy Freeborne Brinton, a professor at George Mason University, and together they have two children, Sarah and Sam. Henry was educated at Duke University and Yale Divinity School, and is the author of the book, “The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality.”

The topic was “Hospitality: Seeing the Holy in Others.” The practice of hospitality is central to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. When we welcome others, we are following the example our father Abraham, who showed hospitality to strangers and discovered that they were angels. Sharing food and conversation with our neighbors breaks down barriers, builds relationships, and helps us to see the Holy in others.

 

Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies Speaker Series: Rev. Dr. Henry Brinton

Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies Speaker Series: Rev. Dr. Henry Brinton

 

 

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Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies Speaker Series: Rev. Dr. Henry Brinton

Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies Speaker Series: Rev. Dr. Henry Brinton

 

 

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