May 19

The Worker-Priest and the Future of Clergy: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Sid Mohn

McCormick Theological Seminary has always drawn students who are interested in non-traditional ministry. Rev. Dr. Sid Mohn is a graduate of McCormick’s Doctorate of Ministry in church leadership, which he tailored to his own calling and experience as a non-profit administrator. Sid is now the president and CEO of Heartland Alliance, one of the most …

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May 13

“Arise and Go Hence”–Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas

Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas delivered this commencement address on May 9, 2015.  McCormick is blessed to have such a dynamic and insightful preacher on our faculty!   Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas currently serves as an adjunct professor for preaching at McCormick Theological Seminary.  Rev. Thomas is the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics …

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Apr 28

Colombia Accompaniment: Practicing a Ministry Solidarity–Ben Snipes

Consider answering the Call to Accompaniment today! This program welcomed me into a community seeking liberation, sharing healing and teaching me the ministry of presence. On July 10th, 2013, I flew from my home in Chicago to the agricultural region of Urabá in Colombia, South America. I was drawn to Colombia by the partnership established …

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Apr 24

A Week in the Life @McCormick

Being a student at McCormick Theological Seminary includes much more than classes and coursework. There are conversations and events every day that provide meaningful opportunities for education, growth, spiritual fulfillment, and building relationships. Take a look at what life at McCormick looked like the week of April 13 – 18 for our students! Monday: Global Conversation …

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Apr 18

Prisons: New Realities, New Missions

On April 16 and 17, McCormick, LSTC, and CTU hosted the annual World Mission Institute, with a special focus on ending mass incarceration.  We heard from Dr. James Logan and engaged in workshops led by ministers and organizations around Chicago devoted to prison reform and restorative justice.  Explore the conversations we had! View the story …

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Apr 07

The Wilderness and the Borderlands: Easter

I am writing this on the edge of Lake Michigan. With the water waving gently, the seagulls chirping joyfully, and the wind breezed; I think about the resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus Christ as attested to by the Scripture. As a Christian, I know the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, as international …

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Apr 03

The Wilderness and the Borderlands: Good Friday

From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.” Immediately one of them ran and got …

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Apr 02

The Wilderness and the Borderlands: Maundy Thursday

After he took a cup, and he has given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink it, all of you.” (Matt 26:27 ESV) When I think of Jesus I see a man at the center of a table. He is surrounded by the women, men, and children he loves. There is food at the …

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Mar 31

The Wilderness and the Borderlands: 6th Week of Lent

This morning, as I read my daily on-line New York Times, I came across a short video titled “A conversation with my black son”; in it, a number of black men and women talked about the TALK that each of them has had with their sons (or had with their fathers) regarding behavior around the …

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Mar 24

The Wilderness and the Borderlands: 5th Week of Lent

Eternal hope from the borderlands – Jeremiah 29:1-14 From the start of the Cuban Revolution, thousands upon thousands began fleeing Cuba much in the same way you’d flee a dangerous category 5 hurricane.  In 1971, my family was one of those thousands that fled, making that gut wrenching decision to abandon their native lands, say …

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