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Everyone Gave According to Their Ability

#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....

No Ordinary Time: A Call to Awareness and Action

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...

A College Reunion Blessing

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...

Idealism is the Nature of Youth

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...