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McCormick Alum Blogs

Like the Spirit, McCormick alums are alive & active in God’s world!

Charlene Hill (M.Div. 2000) writes Sweating the Small Stuff. She says about herself, "I am a human being that loves to eat, travel and sleep. I say human because often gender becomes a distraction. I like good, below the surface, conversations. I like conversations that tickle, stimulates, nourishes and challenges the soul. I have 0 tolerance for isms. In spite of my serious side I love to laugh. In the meantime I work and co-parent a family. And then, as in long ago, and in this present moment, I love writing. It provides a space for me to speak, contemplate, and forge a way without interruptions. I talk, speak and listen in rhythm and experience relationships like a dance. I hope you can dig this beat. Take a look, read, and comment. I share the most vulnerable space in my life and sometimes not so vulnerable with you - my thoughts."


 Canon Kevin's Corner 

"Canon Kevin's Corner" by Kevin George (D.Min. 2012)

Canon Kevin George is an Anglican Priest in Windsor, Ontario. He feels lucky to minister alongside great people in the parish of St. Mark's by-the-Lake. His self-titled blog occasionally lifts up his alter ego...Curious George! 



"John Vest"by John Vest (D.Min., current)

John serves as the Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, IL. His blog is self-titled: John Vest.



"Bruce Reyes Chow"by Bruce Reyes Chow (D.Min., current)

Bruce is a former moderator of the PC(USA) and, after nearly 10 years of ministry at Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco, is currently serving as a public theologian as a full time writer, contributing to publications like Patheos, Huffington Post, San Francisco Gate, The Working Preacher, and Hyphen Magazine. His blog is self-titled: Bruce Reyes Chow.



"Terra Theology" by Casey Thornburgh (M.Div., 2010)

Casey is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University. Her blog is called Terra Theology: theology, God talk, from the ground, looking up.


State of Formation" by Various Alums (M.Div.)

State of Formation is a forum for emerging religious and ethical leaders. Founded by the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, it is run in partnership with Hebrew College and Andover Newton and in collaboration with the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Alumna Honna Eichler is the Managing Director of the forum, which also publishes the writing of other McCormick Alumni/ae and current students Casey Thornburgh, Matt Helms, Abby Mohaupt, and Tiffany Buchanan.


"Art For God's Sake" by Shawna Bowman (M.Div., 2009)

Shawna serves as Pastor of Friendship Presbyterian Church of Chicago, IL. Her blog is called Art For God's Sake.



"Called to Columbia"by Mamie Broadhurst (M.Div., 2005) and Richard Williams (M.Div., 2004)

Mamie and Richard serve the Presbyterian Church in Columbia as mission co-workers. You can read their bios here. You can follow their ministry on their blog, Called to Columbia.


"Be Silent Be Still" by Jamie Martinez (formerly Jamie Harris – M.Div., 2004)

"Go where your best prayers take you." (Frederick Buechner) Jamie's blog, Be Silent Be Still, draws from lessions learned from her vocation as a hospice chaplain in Albuquerque, NM.



"Discerning God Together" by Nancy Lynch (M.Div., 2003)

Nancy serves as the Director of Spiritual Care at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Her blog,Discerning God Together, is a kind of "Spiritual Formation 101" blog. It is a way for Nancy to share her learnings and thoughts regarding spiritual direction.



"Still Waters" by Theresa Cho (M.Div., 2001)

Theresa is the Associate Pastor at St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA. Her blog is called Still Waters. Theresa is also a regular contributor to the Christian Century blog.



"The Celtic Monk" by Kathleen M. Weller (M.Div., 1993)

Kathleen’s ministry is Peace River Spirituality Center, Naples, FL. Her blog is called The Celtic Monk.

"Life Spark of Faith" by John Mark Rodkey (M.Div., 1984)

John serves as pastor of The Meadow, First Presbyterian Church, Granby, MA. His blog is called Life Spark of Faith.


Paul Holinger






"Paul's Place" by Paul Holinger (M.Div., 1971)

Paul, a 2011 Distinguished Alumnus, is Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Child Supervising Analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he isco-chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program; he is also Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical College. His blog, featured as part of Psychology Today, is called Paul's Place and features tips for growing emotionally healthy children.



"Views From the Edge" by Gordon C. Stewart (B.D., 1967)

Gordon serves part time as pastor of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyerian Church in Chaska, MN. His blog is entitled Views from the Edge.



"Chuck 'n Tom's Doings" by Charles L. (Chuck) Hale, Jr.  (Class of 1960)

Chuck is an honorably retired Presbyterian minister. His blog is called Chuck 'n Tom's Doings

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