On Tuesday, October 29th, WHEC-TV News10 interviewed CRCDS Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies Dr. Mark Brummitt regarding the Big Bang theory and Pope Francis' remark that "evolution is not inconsistent with the notion of creation."
Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design. Dr. Brummitt commented on the Pope's statement.
Watch the video clip here: http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S3603655.shtml?cat=565
If you are interested in discussing thought-provoking issues like these, you won't want to miss Dr. Brummitt's "Stories of Creation: Adam, Eve and Frankenstein (RE CS 262) beginning in January. It's easy to audit a class! Click here for information:
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Dr. Barbara A. Moore, RSM, Associate Faculty Member in Preaching and Practical Theology at CRCDS, has announced the publication of her book, "Preaching the Advent Season . . . a journey through the Scripture texts." The book is designed to take the reader through each week of Advent using relevant Gospel verses and sermons chosen over a forty-year period. Dr. Moore explains, "These sermons and the words around them are the efforts of a 'working theologian' on a journey." Her book, she says, is the result of three questions that served as the context for the sermons themselves: 1) What events have brought me to this point? 2) What is there about the ministry of preaching that has transformed my life? and 3) Why, after forty years, does the Advent season still capture my heart?
Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, invited to write the book's forward, says, "Listen to these Advent sermons from this seasoned preacher, and allow both her burdens and her joys to fill your heart in the process as she faithfully divides the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15).
The book is available at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School Bookstore. The cost is $15. Please contact the bookstore directly at (585) 340-9602 for questions.
Dr. Moore is a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Her ministries have been in education, health care, preaching and criminal justice. Currently she is an Associate Faculty member in Preaching and Practical Theology at CRCDS and is Director of its program, The Study of Women and Gender in Church and Society.
CRCDS John Price Crozer Professor of Theology Melanie Duguid-May recently co-authored a guest essay for the Democrat and Chronicle entitled, "Groups Join in Solidarity on Gaza Issue." The piece can be viewed here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2014/10/04/essay-groups-join-solidarity-gaza-issue/16674645/
Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, Professor of Church Leadership and Director of the Program of Black Church Studies, published a Unite Rochester blog essay on October 2nd. "One Nation Under God?" can be read here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/unite/2014/10/02/one-nation-under-god/16607809/
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On Tuesday, October 7th, Dr. McMickle hosted a special "Soup and Signing" event celebrating the release of his newest book, "Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church." If you were not able to attend the signing, the CRCDS bookstore has additional copies on hand and Dr. McMickle would be happy to autograph yours. Dr. McMickle's book explores a new generation of black preacher-politicians who move beyond spiritual leadership into advocacy and social justice. This important work highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Al Sharpton.
A must-read for anyone concerned with faith-based political activism, Pulpit & Politics is based on Dr. McMickle's lifelong dedication to serving the community and bringing to light the challenges facing black preachers.
Read more about Dr. McMickle's book here: