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07-21-2016

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Charles "Chuck" Wayne McGaha, 75, devoted husband of Mary Louise Rhodes McGaha, departed this life January 2, 2016. The son of George and Edna McGaha, he was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Charles was educated at Oklahoma State University and McCormick Seminary in Chicago where he earned his MDiv in 1968 and DMIn in 1984. He served churches in Kansas, Missouri and Pennsylvania for 40 years as a Presbyterian minister.

07-12-2016

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Graduated from the D.Min. program in 1990
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Service to others is Rev. Finney’s highest calling — first and foremost to the Pastorate of the Metropolitan Apostolic Church in Chicago, IL. In 2003, he led his church to purchase, and thereby save from demolition, the 114 year Metropolitan Community Church which originally served the Presbyterian faith community until 1926. The church facility is now securely on the Chicago historic register.

07-06-2016

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Rev. Dr. Robert C. Worley

Robert C. Worley, a theologian and a peacemaker, died June 30 at age 87 in Chicago. Though he was in practice a Presbyterian, who spent his career teaching at McCormick Theological Seminary, Bob Worley should be remembered for his ecumenism—for his respect for and celebration of the diverse ways people engage with one another, with their culture, and with their faith; for his concern with the humanity and dignity of all people in the Middle East, where he worked for decades; and for his lifelong commitment to justice and peace.

07-05-2016

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Roger D. Woods, 82, of Sarasota, Florida, died May 4th, 2016.

He was born July 28, 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri. After living in Dubuque, Iowa and Fairfax, Virginia, he moved to Sarasota from Winter Springs in 2002. Over a 40 year period he was a college professor, supervised a congressional office in the U.S. House of Representatives, was on the national staff of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., and did personnel work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and for the U.S. Treasury.

06-30-2016

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April 22, 1928 - January 23, 2016

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bob won positions and honors begnning in seventh grade when he was elected moderator of the Presbytery of Cincinnati Junior High Westminster Fellowship. He became a a synod officer and in 1947 an officer at the Westminster Fellowship National Council. In 1949, he became president of the Y.M.C.A. at the University of cincinnati, one of the largest in the country, and chairman of the Religious Emphasis Committee. He served as the Presbyteria representative on the World Student Christian Federation Committee. 

06-22-2016 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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"Now I used to think that I was cool, running around off fossil fuel, until I saw what I was doing was driving down the road to ruin."
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Leaders at the last PCUSA General Assembly held in Detroit

When James Taylor wrote the song, “Traffic Jam,” was he just stuck on the road or he was predicting the devastation of global warning?

06-13-2016

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The events of early Sunday morning in Orlando have shaken our country to its core. In the press, through social media, and on the streets of towns and cities all over the country, people are in grief, angry, hurting, and wanting to do something good in the wake of this senseless act of violence.

President Obama, in his address to the country, called the shootings an act of terror and an act of hate. The incident was a perversion of religion at the hands of a radicalized individual, and the perpetrator targeted with biased hatred LGBTQ individuals.

06-09-2016 by

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Rev. Wayne Meisel
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I loved recess.
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Campfire Image courtesy of Dirk Knight, 2010 (Flickr.com).

When I was young, schools didn’t have a name for Attention Deficit Disorder, much less tolerance for it. So running out to the playground, where I could play four-square, dodge bullies and try to get the attention of girls, is what I lived for. Sure, it was fun - in part because it wasn’t math class and in part because we could move. But as much as I liked recess, I can’t really say I learned anything.

05-27-2016

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McCormick Theological Seminary will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit September 26-29, 2016, by a team representing the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. McCormick has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools since 1938. The visiting team will review McCormick’s ongoing ability to meet the criteria and standards of the accrediting body.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the seminary to:

05-26-2016

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A paraphrase of Acts 11:29
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Frank and #50equals100

#50Equals100

In honor and celebration of his 50th birthday, our president, Frank Yamada, will match gifts that are made by June 30, 2016.

Your gift makes a difference. Please give online or mail your gift to:

McCormick Theological Seminary
Attn: Seminary Relations and Development
5460 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615.

Thank you for supporting our students!