A native of South Korea, Dr. Jin Young Choi represents a new generation of New Testament scholarship that is attuned not only to the local church, but also to the life of Christianity globally.
She defended her doctoral dissertation in June in New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University (just after giving this interview) and will begin teaching at CRCDS this coming fall.
We sat down with Dr. Choi during a visit she made to the Hill in May.
Dr. John R. Tyson
Professor of Church History and Director of United Methodist Studies
Dr. John R. Tyson, Professor of Church History and Director of United Methodist Studies, is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Heitzenrater–the foremost scholar on the life and thought of the 18th century preacher John Wesley–will be teaching a doctoral level course in June 2014.
A new D.Min. concentration
Dr. Richard Heitzenrater
William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Church History and Wesley Studies at the Divinity School of Duke University
Dr. Heitzenrater will launch the new D.Min. in Transformative Leadership with a Concentration in Methodist and Wesleyan Studies (learn more here), a project that Dr. Tyson has brought to fruition over the past year. The course, entitled “The Sayings of John Wesley for Today,” will take place from June 9-13, 2014. It is open to current D.Min. students, new students on the program, auditors, and Continuing Education students seeking CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
About the CRCDS D.Min. Program
The D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry) Program at CRCDS includes two week-long intensives each year. Students come to the Hill in January or June and work closely with faculty or visiting professors through seminars and coursework.
Want to learn more?
If you are interested in enrolling or would like more information, please contact Melissa Morral or Dr. John R. Tyson.
The following is a statement from President Marvin A. McMickle originally written to be shared among the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) as points for consideration as military action in Syria is considered.
As Christians we are not exempt from having an opinion or voicing a position concerning the possibility of our nation launching a unilateral attack against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. We cannot view this possibility solely through the eyes of US foreign policy or US national security interests. The Lord of the church is not an American; Christ is sovereign Lord over all of creation. Christ has as much love for the people of the Middle East as for the people of the American Midwest. What action is really in the best interest of our brothers and sisters in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and all the other nations in that region that may be impacted if any military action taken by this country results in an escalation of what is essential a civil war?
Recent focus has been brought to the issue of minority hiring and workplace diversity on public sector projects in and around Rochester by the local paper. Progress in that direction is an important step in the right direction. That being said, I remind this community that equal if not more attention must be given to the hiring of minority workers on private sector projects as well. Whether one looks at construction for grocery stores, hospitals, universities, business parks, or corporate offices, there is an obvious absence of diversity on those sites. This is 2013, and the absence of women and ethnic minorities on so many conspicuous construction sites is an affront to the history of Rochester as a progressive community. We should and we must do better!