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10-18-2018

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Starting Fall 2018, McCormick launched a new initiative that will directly benefit students, teachers and church pastors alike.
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Dr. Reggie Williams

The Initiative for Incarnational Ethics is a new project that was established to articulate a Christian ethic, grounded in social justice and embodied encounters. The central task of the Initiative is recalibrating what it means to be human and Christian in a society and culture that has long-embraced and protected the dominant interpretation of Jesus as the image of a white, hetero-normative, hyper-masculine God.

10-18-2018

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Elder Clyde Bowles

Clyde Owens Bowles, Jr. passed away October 12, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Alice who passed away February 1, 2018. Clyde was the son of Clyde and Carrie Thacker Bowles. He was born February 2, 1927 in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. with distinction and with honors in Economics, 1948 and Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor, 1951. He and Alice were married in August of 1961 in Chicago. Clyde's first three years practicing law were in his hometown of Kansas City and the remainder of his practice was spent in Chicago.

08-16-2018

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McCormick Theological Seminary will honor the Rev. Dr. Gilbert “Gil” W. Bowen with the Legacy of Leadership Award at its annual gala, Friday, October 12, 2018.
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Legacy of Leadership Award Dinner
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Grainger Foundation

 

Fourth Presbyterian Church

 

Kenilworth Union Church

 

Rev. Dr. Gilbert Bowen

 

The Legacy of Leadership Award honors individuals whose vision has inspired transformational change in the world and celebrates trailblazers who embody McCormick’s vision, practice radical inclusivity, innovate in their fields, and support a new, more diverse generation of leadership.

07-31-2018

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McCormick Theological Seminary announced today that Interim President David H. Crawford has been asked to serve as its eleventh President by its Board of Trustees.
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President David Crawford

“The Trustees are unanimous in their support to name David McCormick’s eleventh President. He’s the right leader with the right skills at the right time as we lean into our future, and he has earned the full support of the McCormick community -­‐ faculty, staff, students, trustees, and alums. We are delighted that he has agreed to continue his service at McCormick” Pete Cochrane, Board Chair stated.

07-10-2018

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C. Robert Ploger

C. Robert (Bob) Ploger, died on November 24, 2017 in Dallas, TX. Clemens Robert Ploger was born in Chicago, IL on May 1, 1925, to parents Fred Joseph and Ruth Kuehne Ploger. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Carolyn Ploger Skillman. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Chamblee Ploger and his son Jeffrey Keith Ploger both of Dallas, TX and his nephew John Douglas Skillman of Gurnee, IL. Bob grew up in Evanston, IL, after graduation from Evanston Township High School in 1943. He joined the U.S.

07-03-2018

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Rev. Dr. Herbert B. Anderson
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Rev. Dr. Herbert B. Anderson

We are saddened to announce the death, on April 5, 2018, of the Reverend Dr. Herbert B. Anderson, 88, of Naples Florida. Dr. Anderson was the former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Illinois, pastor emeritus of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City and parish associate of the Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida.

07-03-2018

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A Collection of Conference Papers, Sermon Excerpts, and Travel Reflections from members of the McCormick Theological Seminary Community
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The Four Protestant Reformers

Grace Alone
Faith Alone
Christ Alone
Scripture Alone
To God alone be the glory.

Reformation Reset: A Collection of Conference Papers, Sermon Excerpts, and Travel Reflections from members of the McCormick Theological Seminary Community

06-07-2018

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Rev. Dr. Delois Brown-Daniels

A passionate woman of faith, a dynamic preacher, an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and interfaith dialogue, a promoter of family, community and mental health, and the former vice president of Mission and Spiritual Care at Chicago's Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, Rev. Dr. Delois Daniels has been named McCormick's Distinguished Alumna for 2018.

05-31-2018

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AAAS' Science for Seminaries project fosters understanding and integration of science and technology in religious communities and contexts.
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Faith and Science: Care of Creation

McCormick Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive a $75,000 grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) through its Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program and in consultation with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

04-17-2018

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Offered in partnership with the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving
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The ECRF is a four day intensive program with a practical application project that provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that, in turn, enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.