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09-25-2016 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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Quick! Close your eyes and answer this question: who’s enrolling in seminary these days?
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Diversity, Energy, Cross-cultural Synergy

The first thought that comes to my mind is a younger image of my dad who attended Princeton Seminary in the 1040s.

But if my dad and his buddies were alive today, they would see a very different campus. And I’m not talking the buildings. Instead, they would see a diversity of cultures, races, theologies, politics, ages, genders, and orientations.

09-19-2016 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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School has just started, but for those who will be graduating from College, the question of “what’s next” is already here.
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Agents of Change Seminar

Because of what I do, I’m often asked by service and justice minded young adults where they should go to grad school.

That is when I usually share my story of waiting for twelve years before I even considered going back to do graduate work. (For the record, I don’t recommend people go to grad school straight out of college. Go do something. Learn something. Get an idea about what you really want to do before you do it.)

09-13-2016 by

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Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service
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Congregation discerns new, hands-on ways to put their faith in action.
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When the Rev. Dr. Nancy Jo Dederer earned her Doctor of Ministry degree in parish revitalization, she had no idea that church transformation would become her calling.

And not only her calling, but also a blessing to the people of Homewood, Illinois.

“I had anticipated doing my degree at McCormick [Theological Seminary] in preaching, but choosing parish revitalization was an act of the Spirit,” said Dederer, who became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood in 2001.

09-13-2016

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The Reverend Edwin Charles Bockstiegel passed away August 18, 2016. Ed was born October 6, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Albert E. and Helen (nee Peet) Bockstiegel and had one brother, Robert.

09-06-2016

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Latin@ Church Studies Certificate

McCormick Theological Seminary’s cross cultural, urban, Reformed, and ecumenical values uniquely position McCormick to be the leading seminary for Latin@ theological education.

Under the leadership of Rev. Daniel Rodriguez-Diaz, Ph.D., The Center for the Study of Latin@ Theology and Ministry is committed to providing academic programs aimed at strengthening the formation and renewal of Latin@ theological education, church leaders, and congregations.

09-01-2016

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Dr. William G. Enright
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Dr. William G. Enright at the National Cathedral

On October 13, 2016, McCormick Theological Seminary will present with great pleasure the second Visionary Award to alumnus and former trustee, Dr. William G. Enright (M.Th.’65). Dr. Enright is Senior Pastor Emeritus of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. He is founding Karen Lake Buttrey Director Emeritus of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving. Dr. Enright is a director of Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago and the Foundation of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and a Life Trustee of Hanover College. Dr.

08-16-2016

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Rev. Dr. Donald Lee Harris

The Rev. Dr. Donald Lee Harris, 69, passed away on April 28, 2016 at Westminster Winter Park with Cornerstone Hospice. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Troy, Ohio to Robert and Jeanne Harris.

08-16-2016

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Jean Whyte Mohr (85), of Naples, FL, formerly of Lake Forest, died peacefully at her home with hospice Tuesday, August 9.

Jean and her husband, Frank, created the Jean and Frank Mohr named director of Experiential Education at McCormick Theological Seminary. Frank was an alumnus of McCormick and a former faculty member. Those who hold Experiential Education post guide and encourage men and women in the practical application of ministry.