"What Does it Mean to Make America Great Again?" by Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

In a Unite Rochester blog post published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on March 1, 2016, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle asks, "Over and over again in the last few months, groups of Americans have been energized by the phrase 'Make America Great Again.' This term begs the question of when in its past America had been great, what happened to cause America to lose that greatness it had at that time, and what America will look like when it becomes great again?"

Read and comment on Dr. McMickle's full post here: http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2016/03/01/what-does-it-mean-to-make-america-great-again/

Ministry website "Church Central" recommends "Caring Pastors, Caring People: Equipping your Church for Pastoral Care"

Margaret Mancuson, a minister and contributor to the online ministry forum Church Central, recently reviewed CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's book,Caring Pastors, Caring People: Equipping your Church for Pastoral Care (2011, Judson).

Ms. Mancuson says, "Grounded in Scripture and in decades of ministry experience, this is a book worth reading by every pastor."

Read her review here: http://www.churchcentral.com/blogs/the-secret-of-pastoral-care-its-not-just-for-the-pastor-book-review/

Dr. McMickle's books are available for purchase at the CRCDS bookstore. For more information, call Marge Nead at (585)340-9601.

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Deguid-May to teach "Politics and Religion in the Israel/Palestine Crisis" at First Unitarian Church

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Melanie Duguid-May, John Price Crozer Professor of Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School will lead this four part course Tuesdays, starting March 1, 7:00-9:00pm.

The course looks at the religious aspirations and beliefs, together with political strategies and tactics that have shaped the contemporary situation in the land called holy. The course covers events beginning in the 1880's and looks at Jewish and Christian and Muslim perspectives and practices, and considers both the realities in the Holy land today and how these realities are becoming global in range.

March 1: The emergence of Zionism, context and content.

March 8: 1948, Catastrophe & Creation.

March 15: 1967, Catastrophe Continua.

March 22: 1993-Present, "A Matrix of Control.”

Tuition is $30, cash or check to First Unitarian. Class size is limited to 20 persons, with 10 seats reserved for First Unitarian members.

To register, contact Ron Johnson, 585-967-4946 or johnsonron888@gmail.com.

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle: Diversity Should Include the Faces on Rochester, NY TV News

The Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle published CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's latest Unite Rochester blog on January 23, 2016.

Dr. McMickle expressed frustration over the lack of diversity in Rochester television news anchors.

To read the article in full, and/or to comment on the piece, please click here:

http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2016/01/23/diversity-should-include-the-faces-on-rochester-tv-news/

What is an Evangelical Christian?

News media and political pundits have been speculating for months about the potential effect that "evangelical Christians" will have on the upcoming 2016 Presidential election.

In a recent Unite Rochester blog post, Dr. McMickle says, "I am writing to clarify the way in which the word evangelical is being misused and distorted in this and so many other election seasons . . . the word evangelical carries absolutely no political connotation whatsoever."

Dr. McMickle's blog post was published online in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on January 13, 2016. To read it, click here:

http://blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2016/01/13/what-is-an-evangelical-christian/