Prophetic Preaching with Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Feb 26

Tattoos and Theological Education: In Common Cause to Change the World

Last night I attended a high school fair that featured non-traditional educational opportunities for high school graduates. I was intrigued by how many of the organizations’ reps, the ones standing next to the colorful tablecloths loaded with brochures, signup sheets and candy, had come to their work through some deep encounter with engagement in the …

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Feb 23

The Wilderness and the Borderlands: 1st Week of Lent

Each one of the synoptic Gospels chronicles the story of Jesus being led by the Spirit into the wilderness.  Following his baptism by John, Jesus steals away to the wilderness, not for meaningless solitude but to prepare himself for the task set before him. Jesus will bring in the Kingdom or reign of God, but …

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Feb 20

Steppes to Seminary: Gina Sterk’s Faith Journey in Mongolia

Last year, I found myself in an unknown place with a job I was unqualified for. My task in Mongolia was to teach English, with little experience and no training, to students who were nearly my age. It was the most challenging, yet incredible, experience of my life. Before going to Mongolia, I had begun …

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Feb 18

The Wilderness and The Borderlands: Ash Wednesday

2 Corinthians 6: 3-10 3 We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 by purity, knowledge, …

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Changing Our Minds

Check out David Gushee’s Lecture on why the Evangelical Church needs to fully support, include, and affirm our LGBTQ siblings.  His book, Changing Our Minds, is making a huge splash!


Taste and See…

EXPLORE McCormick 2

Feb 03

Dr. Steed Davidson: An Unsettler of the Texts

In the fall of 2015, McCormick Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. Steed Davidson to its already impressive faculty.  Dr. Davidson will serve as Associate Professor of the Hebrew Bible, bringing a postcolonial lens to Biblical scholarship.  Recently, the CURE sat down with Dr. Davidson to talk about his work, his scholarly pursuits, and why he’s …

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The Wilderness and The Diaspora–Lenten Reflection Project

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Jan 27

Reoriented and Rejuvenated: Anna Case-Winters’ New Commentary on Matthew

  Can a theologian write Bible commentary?  What happens when a Process-Feminist-Science-Friendly theologian spends a year with a gospel? Rev. Dr. Anna Case-Winters took on such a project, and next month her commentary on the Book of Matthew will be added to the Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible of Westminster John Knox Press.  …

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