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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.

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.

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.

01-04-2018

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McCormick is delighted to share the news of Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible
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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.