Dr. Jin Young Choi reviews book, presents paper

jin youngDr. Jin Young Choi's book review on "The Financial Stewardship Bible: The Contemporary English Version" (American Bible Society) was published in the Journal of Biblical Text Research in Korea.

Dr. Choi, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins also presents a paper this week on “Migration, Economics, and Militarization” for Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation Group at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Diego. This event, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion, was also attended by CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle.

Dr. Choi was chosen as a panelist to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jacquelyn Grant’s White Women’s Christ, Black Women’s Jesus. She leads an Asian American Hermeneutics Group discussion on Julius-Kei Kato’s How Immigrant Christians Living in Mixed Cultures Interpret Their Religion: Asian-American Diasporic Hybridity and Its Implications for Hermeneutics.

Rev. Dr. Gail Ricciuti profiled in new book

The Rev. Gail Ricciuti, CRCDS Associate Professor of Homiletics, is featured in a new volume by the Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD., entitled She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World (Skylight Paths Publishing, Woodstock, VT). Published this past October,RICCIUTI-150x150 the book profiles forty religious leaders with this introduction: “Through their work, [these] theological trailblazers … reveal how expansive images of the Divine affect justice in human relationships– in gender equality, racial equality, marriage equality, economic justice, care of creation, nonviolence, interfaith collaboration and expanding spiritual experience.”

Part 4's "Wisdom's Work of Economic Justice" includes the chapter,  "Rev. Dr. Gail Anderson Ricciuti: Bearing Her Life in the World," which outlines Gail’s lifelong spiritual development as a feminist pastor and professor. The chapter explores her sermon, “A Quotidian Faith: Stories Sacred, Subversive, and Small” on two of Jesus’ parables imaging God as a poor woman and a baker of bread that is not “status-quo bread” but “justice bread.”

Author Jann Aldredge-Clanton, a Baptist minister, creative liturgist, poet and hymn writer, maintains that language and social justice are intimately connected. She writes that the stories of these diverse ministers, both lay and clergy, “demonstrate that social justice changes flow from the foundational theological change of including multicultural female divine names and imagery in worship.”

Upcoming CRCDS Faculty Preaching, Teaching and Events

Don't miss these upcoming events!

Dr. Barbara Moore, RSM will sign her new book, "Preaching the Advent Season . . . a journey through the Scripture texts" following services at St. Catherine's Church, November 15-16, 2014. She will also be preaching during the Advent season for three evenings at the church which is located in Mendon, New York.

Rev. Gail A. Ricciuti will preach at Rochester Mennonite Fellowship Sunday, Nov. 30th.

For more information on preaching events or opportunities, please contact Charlyn Elliott, Assistant to the Dean for Academic Life at (585) 340-5888.





WHEC-TV 10 Interviews Dr. Mark Brummitt on Creationism

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 announces publication of new book, available in CRCDS bookstore

barbara moore bookDr. 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.