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02-07-2018

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McCormick Theological Seminary is thrilled to announce that scholar, preacher, and activist, the Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman will give the 2018 Commencement address for McCormick.
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Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman

The Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman is the Assistant Professor of Theology and African American Religion at the Yale University Divinity School. Said President David H. Crawford, “It is with great joy and gratitude that I share the news Dr. Turman has accepted our invitation.”

Before her appointment at Yale, Dr. Turman was Assistant Research Professor of Theological Ethics, Black Church Studies, and African & African American Studies and Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity School.

01-16-2018

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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.

01-04-2018

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McCormick is delighted to share the news of Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible
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Growing in God's Love
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Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Caldwell
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Carol Wehrheim

Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible is edited by Rev. Dr. Elizabeth F. Caldwell, Professor Emerita, and Carol A. Wehrheim, Distinguished Alumnus. Published by Westminster John Knox Press Growing in God's Love is available by pre-order from Amazon.com and features story adaptations by alumni/ae of McCormick, friends of McCormick and our own Dr. Ted Hiebert, Francis A. McGaw Professor of Old Testament; Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

12-18-2017

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Memorial Candle for James McClure

James was born on September 23, 1920 and passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Jim was a long-time Chicago lawyer, but also served as a captain in the Navy during WWII, and served two terms as President of Oak Park’s village board from 1973-1981. Jim was one of the civic leaders in Oak Park that helped build a spirit of diversity and community that proved elusive in many other towns and cities in the aftermath of the racial tensions of the 60s. He was a true champion of diversity and diverse communities. He also served as a Life Trustee for McCormick.

12-15-2017 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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Service Programs that Change the World: Class of 2018
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Service Programs Can Change the World

People often ask me what my most important career choice has been. That answer is surprisingly: it was my decision to do a year of service after I graduated from college. My year of service impacted every major part of my life and defined my career trajectory. I’m not talking about getting into the best grad school or landing that perfect job with a big consulting firm. I’m talking about deciding to go “all in” with your life as you both explore and commit to living a life of meaning, fulfillment and transformation.

My first job out of college

12-07-2017

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Of the good kind!
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Julian DeShazier
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Julian with Fellow Disruptors

The 2017 class for Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40" is online and on newstands now, and good news...you know at least one person on the list! 

Julian is in the "Disruptors" section, which gives him a BIG smile.

12-04-2017 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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I had a high school history teacher who lived by clichés. One of his favorites was, “the darkest hour was just before the dawn.”
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Wrapped and Numbered Gifts

I remember him using the phrase over and over again while we were studying the 100 Years War. At the time, I thought to myself, “Wow, it took a long time for the dawn to arrive.”

11-23-2017

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Lynn was born on June 24, 1928 and passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Lynn is survived by her husband, James J. McClure, a McCormick Life Trustee.

Lynn was a resident of Evanston, Illinois at the time of passing.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 9th 2:30 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel, Westminister Place, 3131 Simpson St., Evanston, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Erie Neighborhood House, 1701 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60622 are appreciated.

11-21-2017

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In Memoriam

Marlene Mary Bowen, nee Michell, 85, of Evanston formerly of Kenilworth and Muskegon, MI, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 21, 2017.

Marlene was the beloved wife for 63 years of the Rev. Dr. Gilbert W. Bowen; loving mother of Kathryn (Robert) Irvin, Mark (Margot) Bowen and Stephen (Marnie) Bowen; cherished grandmother of Christopher (Jenni) and Michael (Krista) Irvin, Wilson (fiancée Whitney Ford), Ross and Ned Bowen, David and Andrew Bowen; proud great grandmother of George and Frederick Irvin.