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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

 

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.

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.

04-17-2018

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McCormick Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Rev. Lis Valle as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship.
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McCormick Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Rev. Lis Valle as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship.
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Rev. Lis Valle

Rev. Valle will begin teaching during the fall term.

Currently, Rev. Valle is a candidate for the Ph. D. in Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt University, where she has also studied gender and sexuality. Her dissertation, “The Body as Preacher: Prophetic Performance as Disruptive Preaching,” explores ways in which prophetic preaching as a performance event challenges oppressive systems. Rev. Valle has researched the theology of the sermons of Latina clergy and has provided worship and chaplaincy leadership in interdenominational gatherings of Latina pastors.

04-17-2018

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The Rev. Dr. Dee Brown-Daniels

ACPE is proud to announce that their member, Rev. Dr. Delois Brown-Daniels, ACPE, has been named the 2018 Helen Flanders Dunbar Award honoree. The award is presented for pioneering and innovating contributions to the CPE movement and the association.

In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Eunice Blanchard Poethig admin 03-27-2018
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McCormick mourns the passing of Rev. Eunice Poethig who returned to God on May 25, 2018. She graduated in the class of 1975 and is survived by her husband, Rev. Richard “Dick” Poethig, a former faculty member.