News

06-13-2016

Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Rainbow Flag

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

Author
Rev. Wayne Meisel
Intro
I loved recess.
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
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

Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
McCormick Windows

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

Intro
A paraphrase of Acts 11:29
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
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!

05-19-2016 by

Author
Rev. Wayne Meisel
Intro
On Sunday, many Christians celebrated Pentecost, the day in the Liturgical Calendar when the Holy Sprit descends to earth. It is often called the birthday of the church and is timed 50 days after Easter.
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Pasque Flower, image courtesy Creative Commons/Pixabay

After explaining Pentecost to a friend, they followed up with question, “So, what’s next?”

“Ordinary time,” I replied.

“No tell me what is the time period after Pentecost is called.”

“Ordinary Time!” I repeated.

And so we could have the beginning of a new version of Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s on first?”

But it’s true: May 16th, marks the beginning of Ordinary Time, which goes from the day after Pentecost until the first day of Advent.

05-11-2016 by

Author
Rev. Wayne Meisel
Intro
For the first twenty years, my experience at my college reunions were what I expected and hoped they would be: a good time where I would see old friends and meet peers who I had missed the first time around
Audience
general
Distribution
open

On most reunion schedules, there is a listing for a worship service, which usually takes the form of a memorial. I stayed far away from this event for two decades until I arrived at my twenty-fifth reunion when, after my first bout with cancer, the passing of several friends, and the challenges that families face, the reunion “service” had a particular draw for me. I was not alone. Five years later, the service became the defining event of the reunion for me.

05-03-2016

Intro
McCormick Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Dr. Jennifer McBride as the Associate Dean of Doctor of Ministry Programs and Continuing Education and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics. Dr. McBride will begin her work at McCormick in July.
Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Dr. Jennifer McBride

Dr. McBride brings to McCormick extensive experience in the intersection between theological reflection and the practice of ministry. Most recently, Dr. McBride held the Regents Chair of Ethics as Assistant Professor of Religion at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where she implemented and directed the new Peace and Justice Studies Program. Previously, she held a postdoctoral fellowship and visiting lectureship at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

04-28-2016 by

Author
Rev. Wayne Meisel
Audience
general
Distribution
open

In the mid nineteen-eighties, a group of recent college graduates decided to challenge the negative sterotypes that society had about young people, and young people had about themselves. In an effort to relaunch a student movement based on community service, a handful of us - a motley group for sure - launched COOL, The Campus Outreach Opportunity League.

04-21-2016

Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Black Church Studies Program
Sidebar

Register today!

McCormick Theological Seminary is the place for ministers to define the next twenty years of the Black Church movement. The Black Church Certificate Program brings together religious scholars and prophetic, compassionate leaders from Black churches to guide students in rigorously studying the history, theology and heritage of the Church.

04-19-2016

Audience
general
Distribution
open
Main Photo #1
Main Photo #1 Caption
Rev. James LeRoy Thomson

James LeRoy Thomson passed away in Louisville, CO on March 24th, 2016. He was 87.