If we had only known.
Last week our twins — Luke and Rachel — turned 28 years old. When they were very young we would dutifully say our prayers each night before bed and Eva and I would ask, “Who should we say a special prayer for tonight?” The usual list of friends and family members who were experiencing joys and/or concerns of various sorts would be recited and we would offer up our prayers of thanksgiving and intercession for them.
McCormick Theological Seminary announces that Lejia (Jia) Johnson has accepted the newly created position as McCormick’s project director for Theological Studies at Cook County Department of Corrections.
Nicholas Yoda, pastor of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, credits his home church and seminary for preparing him for ministry as a “spiritual docent in a house full of wonder and a valley full of pain.”
Together they nurtured his budding call to ministry and service as a pastor. Yoda is one of four pastors serving Presbyterian churches and graduates of Presbyterian seminaries featured in individual bulletin inserts your church can use to celebrate Theological Education Sunday on Sept. 15, 2019, or when your congregation chooses.
The John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary will be one of the first seminary libraries to host the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History traveling exhibit “Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to be Human?”
The Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary has appointed David Huffine, a certified fundraising executive, to be the seminary’s vice president for Advancement, according to a seminary news release.
When Thomas Hampton (MDiv ’19) came to Columbia Theological Seminary in the fall of 2016, it might have seemed like a huge departure from his previous experience as an engineering student at Case Western Reserve University. He is, after all, among a select group of neural electrical engineers who can build what is commonly known as cochlear implants.
President M. Craig Barnes of Princeton Theological Seminary and Executive Director Thomas J. Hastings of the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC), a renowned research institute for world Christianity and a gathering place for global Christian leaders, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Wednesday in New Haven, Connecticut. The MOU provides for OMSC to relocate its operations and programs to the Seminary beginning in summer 2020. After a two-year transitional period, OMSC will become an official program of Princeton Seminary.
At its annual meeting last month, the McCormick Theological Seminary Board of Trustees elected Connie Lindsey of Chicago as Chair. According to a seminary news release, she is Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion at the Northern Trust. She succeeds Peter J. Cochrane of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. The Board also elected the Rev. Erica Y. Liu, co-pastor of Pres House in Madison, Wis., as Vice Chair.