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Dr. Burt Burleson

Dr. Burt Burleson


"I believe this is the work that I’ve been given to do."


Dr. Burt Burleson
University Chaplain

Joined the staff:
October 2007

Originally from:
Beaumont/Dallas, TX


What’s that one thing that led you to be a part of Spiritual Life?

The opportunity to work at a place where the blessing can reach so deep and so far.

What is your favorite part of working at Baylor?

The great joy and life that seems to flow from our team approach to ministry.

What book or books are you reading right now?

“Being as Communion” John D. Zizioulas

“The Future of Wisdom” Bruno Barnhart

“Discover Your Soul Potential” Kathy Hurley and Theodore Donson

What book or books have most influenced your spiritual growth?

“The Roots of Christian Mysticism” Olivier Clement

“Lost Christianity” Jacob Needleman

“The Eclipse of God and Nature” Phillip Gerrad

“Invitation to Love” Thomas Keating

Why have you chosen to work specifically with students?

I believe this is the work that I’ve been given to do. I’m hoping it’s a way to impact The Church.

What is the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?

The Bucket List

What is your favorite movie of all time and why?

The Elephant Man – Because of all the gospel themes

When you go to your coffee house of choice, what do you order?

Iced Cowboy Coffee from CG

Do you have a pet (s)? What are they and what are their names?

Baxter and Baylie, twin yorkies

What is under the topic “most played” on your ipod?

“Watching the River Run” Loggins and Messina

What is favorite place to go in Waco?

My Back Yard

What is the craziest or most-unique job you have ever had?

I was the maintenance guy at the Arbors my senior year at BU

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Tiaze, France