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12-11-2015 by

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Gregg Brekke for Presbyterian News Service
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In response to recent inflammatory statements made by politicians, T. Erskine Clarke, editor and publisher at the Journal for Preachers and professor emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, has issued a letter appealing to Christians to “seek to be agents of God’s justice and reconciliation in the world.”

12-02-2015 by

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Wayne Meisel
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For the Church, Theological Education and the World
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Advent Calendar (Creative Commons: Andrew Eason)

Advent calendars were always a challenge me. As a kid (OK, even now) I never seemed to get them before December 1 (the initial set back) and by the time I got one, all the good ones were gone. I longed for the ones that had those cool images of toys, but I always ended up with one that had scripture references behind the doors. My Scottish sensibilities often had me buying elaborate ones on the sale rack in mid-January. The problem has always been finding them at the end of November.

Somewhere there is a box.

Filled with them.

11-25-2015

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an open letter from President Frank M. Yamada
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An open letter from President Frank M. Yamada
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McCormick Theological Seminary

We the community of McCormick Theological Seminary, along with the rest of the city of Chicago and our nation, are saddened and dismayed by video footage documenting the fatal police shooting of 17-year old Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.

11-19-2015

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Amazon Smile will contribute a percentage of your purchase to McCormick Theological Seminary!
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Regardless of how you may feel about Black Friday, chances are you will be shopping for holiday gifts soon, and shopping books year-round. McCormick has recently registered with AmazonSmile, allowing us to receive a percentage of eligible purchases our friends and supporters make when they shop on Amazon and select us as the charity to support through AmazonSmile.

It sounds more complicated than it is. Here’s how to do it!

Click and follow this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2167802.

11-03-2015 by

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K. Sawyer
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Welcome Peers!
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Community Peers

A twenty year experiment is coming to a close this week as the Community of Peers gathers at McCormick for one last meeting. Part thinktank, part advocacy alliance, part writers group, the Community of Peers has met at McCormick regularly for conversation, collaboration, consultation, agitation, and to keep up with McCormick students along the way.

10-29-2015 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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Rev. Wayne Meisel

Last week the country celebrated "AmeriCorps Opening Day," an event designed to welcome the more than 75,000 individuals that have chosen to serve in AmeriCorps this year. Each year, these AmeriCorps members (most of whom are between 21-35 years old) serve in more than 15,000 communities and mobilize more than 4 million volunteers. Over the past twenty-one years, more than 900,000 people have served in AmeriCorps, and next year that number will surpass 1 million.

10-22-2015 by

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Courtesy of Monroe News, Michigan
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The Reverend Dr. Paul Markham, 97, of Pasadena, California, formerly of Monroe, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in Pasadena.

The son of Rev. Lucius S. and Ina (Graves) Markham, he was born in Batavia, New York on January 22, 1918. While he was growing up, his family lived in New York, California, Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, Texas, and Louisiana.

10-15-2015 by

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Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes

Rev. Cláudio Carvalhaes offers hope to weary people of faith. He'll be sharing his vision of how Christians can address the world's needs October 22 and 23 during McCormick Days at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. 

McCormick's annual event welcomes back alumni/ae and provides educational and social opportunities for alums and current students to connect and recharge. This year's theme is "The Prophetic: That which Keeps Us Alive."

09-18-2015

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McCormick celebrates our historic relationships and those who have shared their extraordinary leadership, and who have built McCormick Theological Seminary into the institution it is today.
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Margaret Stuart Hart
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Celebrating Legacy

We are proud to honor Mrs. Margaret Stuart Hart, McCormick Life Trustee, and granddaughter of the late Rev. Dr. James G.K. McClure, one of McCormick’s first president’s, for her contributions and those of her family to the formation and building up of McCormick Theological Seminary as the first recipient of the McCormick Legacy Award.

Join us!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Conway Farms Golf Club
425 Conway Farms Drive
Lake Forest, Illinois

09-17-2015

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Hosted by McCormick, Chicago Theological Seminary, and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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National Summit

Month by month the momentum is building for leaders to address the challenges to theological education in a decisive manner. Very few people seem satisfied with the status quo. Seminaries are initiating major innovations in curriculum, mode of delivery, staffing, and even mission. Every week we receive reports of new experimental programs that are springing up all over the country — sponsored by seminaries, denominations, churches, nonprofits, or none of the above — that seek to “reinvent” ministry education.