News

11-06-2017 by

Author
President David Crawford
Intro
He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” Aeschylus, from Agamemnon
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Sutherland Springs Vigil

Less than a week ago a terrorist mowed down eight people on a bike path in lower Manhattan. Five of the victims were friends from Argentina who were in New York to celebrate a reunion. A day later, a man walked into a suburban Denver Walmart and randomly shot three people. His victims included a beloved grandfather, a grandmother with “a contagious smile", and a young father with another child on the way.

11-04-2017

Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Memorial Candle

Ronald J. Pinkowski, 89, WWII veteran, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 with the love of his life, his wife of 20+ years (Jacquelyn) by his side.

He leaves behind a sister, Marianne Guy, daughters Anne Dixon, Donna (Tom) Kirk Linda Hummel, step-children Holly (Jon) Kaloz, Wendy Montgomery, Chuck (Donna) Sowers, Denise (Jim) Pfaff and grandchildren Kelly (Luis) Gonzalez, Jessica Dixon, Marcus Hummel, Jessica (Joe) Pitman, Meggin (Austin) Musser, and Ryan (Becky) Sowers and 12 great-grandchildren with another due next year.

11-03-2017 by

Author
Rev. Wayne Meisel
Intro
I loved going to Seminary. It defined me. It challenged me. It shaped me. It broke me down and built me up. Because of it, I am who I am today.
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Collage of Steeples

Seminary made me into my best self and from that place I gained the courage to engage in the world with energy, creativity, experience and confidence.

In seminary, I learned about the multi-cultural context of the Bible’s literature. I learned about the courage and stamina of the Hebrew prophets. I learned about the history of our faith. And I learned that ministry didn’t have to look any certain way.

In seminary, I was challenged not to accept easy answers, but to ask tougher questions and then to lead with insight, grace and resolve.

11-02-2017

Intro
The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Seminary, announced today its annual list of Seminaries that Change the World (STCTW; www.STCTW.org).
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Street Scene
Main Photo #2
Main Photo #2 Caption
Stained Glass Pattern

STCTW highlights a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary. The list was announced on the Huffington Post in an article entitled “Tradition and Innovation: Seminaries that Change the World 2017-18.”

10-24-2017

Intro
“Honor the Reformation's African Roots”
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Photo: Alaa Badarneh, European Pressphoto Agency
Main Photo #2
Main Photo #2 Caption
Dr. David Daniels

At this year's McCormick Days, McCormick's annual event honoring its alumni/ae, Dr. Daniels was a panelist for a presentation and discussion led by the Rev. Dr. Anna Case Winters. The Presentation and subsequent conversation was focused on "Unfinished Business: Reimaging the Reformation" inspired by this passage from Philippians 1:3-6: “…I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3 - 6

10-19-2017

Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Dr. Steed Davidson

At its May 4-5, 2017 meeting, the McCormick Theological Seminary Board of Trustees granted tenure to Dr. Steed Davidson. Dr. Davidson came to McCormick in July 2015 as Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. He previously served on the faculty at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and as a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

10-19-2017

Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Dr. Reggie Williams

At its May 4-5, 2017 meeting, the McCormick Theological Seminary Board of Trustees granted Dr. Reggie Williams tenure and approved his promotion to Associate Professor of Christian Ethics.

Dr. Williams has been a part of the McCormick community since July 2012 in his role as Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics. Previously he was a full-time lecturer in the Religion Department at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He has taught as Adjunct Faculty at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California and is affiliated with the American Baptist Church.

10-19-2017

Intro
ATS awards grants for innovation and faculty development as part of Educational Models and Practices project.
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Idea Head

McCormick was awarded a $50,000 Innovation Grant from ATS for the development of an all-Spanish language track for our Master of Arts in Ministry degree program, scheduled to begin in fall of 2018.

10-19-2017

Intro
The Administrative Cabinet welcomes the Rev. David W. Watkins, III and Dr. Jennifer M. McBride.
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Rev. David Watkins
Main Photo #2
Main Photo #2 Caption
Dr. Jenny McBride

Assistant Dean of Student Academics and Support, Rev. David W. Watkins, III, and Associate Dean Doctor of Ministry Programs and Continuing Education, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, Dr. Jennifer M. McBride have been named members of McCormick Theological Seminary’s Administrative Cabinet, the institution’s senior leadership team. The announcement was made today by Interim President David Crawford.

10-19-2017

Intro
As Director of the Center for the Study of Latin@ Theology and Ministry
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
The Rev. Dr. Leslie Diaz Perez

In the wake of the retirement of beloved professor emeritus of church history, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Rodriguez-Diaz as director of the Center for the Study of Latin@ Theology and Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary this past June, McCormick has appointed the Rev. Dr. Leslie Diaz-Perez as the new Center director. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Diaz-Perez applies her passion in the fields of education and training, missions, and ministry. A double alumna of McCormick, Dr.