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06-15-2017 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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As the world tilts towards chaos and we stare down global uncertainty, it is not the mighty armies that make that make me feel safe. Nor does the knowledge coming out of universities bring me peace.
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Summer Camp Joy

Instead, I take solace in the fact that at this very moment, summer camps are preparing to open for business.

Summer camp is the unsung hero of our culture. As a society, we tend to look at college acceptance, graduate school degrees, and professional recognition as indicators of leadership. Summer camp often gets skipped over in the interview or on the resume, but the experience should not be underestimated. Summer camp serves a critical role as a primary training ground for local and global leadership.

05-29-2017 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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College commencements take center stage in the month of May while High School graduations will run through the end of summer.
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Reunion

For some, the thought of reunions invokes a certain curiosity; for other, panic. What are classmates up to? Who has kept their youthful looks? Their youthful spirit? Will your spouse/partner join you? The decision can cause so much stress that it is often one of the questions I ask when administering pre-marital counseling.

05-09-2017

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Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada

The 10th president of McCormick Theological Seminary, Dr. Frank M. Yamada will give his last address to the McCormick community as the graduation speaker at its 183rd commencement service on May 13, 2017. In January, Dr. Yamada announced his decision to become executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, ATS. As the accrediting body for theological schools in the U.S. and Canada, ATS works to improve and enhance theological education for the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public. Dr.

05-09-2017 by

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Onward and Upward!

This weekend marked the beginning of college graduations, and with them, another season of commencement speeches. Being asked to deliver a commencement speech is the greatest honor an institution can bestow. But listening to one, is, by definition, drudgery. Commencement speakers are only memorable if they say something unforgivable.

05-02-2017

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Jeff died April 27, 2017, at 57 years of age after a one-month struggle with cancer. He was at home with his family by his side. He graduated from McCormick in 1986 with his MDiv. Jeff is survived by his wife, Cheryl K. Krehbiel, and two daughters, Andrea and Kelsey Krehbiel. He was a pastor at the Church Of The Pilgrims in Washington, D.C.

More Light Presbyterians published a tribute to Jeff

04-20-2017

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McCormick Theological Seminary and the Center for Innovative Ministry are pleased to announce the winning entries of the 2017 McCormick Prize for Innovation.  The Annual Prize recognizes “impactful use of innovation in ministry,” and this year will award $7,000 in prizes to the winners. 


Search through all entries for ideas that will spark your imagination

04-05-2017

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The Rev. David and Katy Donovan

Rev. David Arthur Donovan, 82, of Evanston, passed away on March 20, 2017. Born in Delaware, OH, David graduated from Ohio Wesleyan U. in 1957. He came to Chicago in 1959 to study at McCormick Theological Seminary and became deeply connected to the area and its people, whom he spent the rest of his life serving. He served as associate pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Evanston (1962-65); associate pastor, Winnetka Presbyterian Church (1965-74); Stated Clerk, Chicago Presbytery (1974-78); and associate pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago (1978-98).

04-02-2017 by

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Repairing the Breach -

Last month I was invited to preach at the First Presbyterian Church of Hinton and present at a community-wide meeting sponsored by the Hinton Area Community Foundation.

Friends who knew where I was headed commented that I was going straight into Trump country. “That’s Trump country, you know!” a number remarked. “Will you be safe? Why are you doing that?” I’ve already grown accustomed to the never-ending indictment of any person, any county, and any state that voted for Trump.