the way of the wesleysDr. John R. Tyson, Professor of Church History and Director of United Methodist Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, will sign his new book, The Way of the Wesleys, at noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 on campus at 1100 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620. The event, free and open to the public, includes light refreshments.

To RSVP, call (585) 340-9588.

The Way of the Wesleys will be available for purchase at the CRCDS bookstore. Call (585) 340-9601 for details.

CRCDS in the Media: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in the News

Many members of the CRCDS community participated in gatherings, prayer services, lectures and celebrations in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day of Observance on Monday, January 19th.

Several of our faculty, alumni/ae and students were captured in news coverage, print articles and online.  Please click on the following links to view some of these stories:

CRCDS participates in the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration at the Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York: 

CRCDS Faculty member Dr. James Evans speaks in Providence, Rhode Island:

CRCDS M.Div. student Robert Hoggard is invited to speak in Middletown, CT


CRCDS D.Min. student & Episcopal priest Deborah Duguid-May advocates for homeless

Deborah Duguid-May, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity school student and priest at Trinity Episcopal Church in Greece, NY, spoke out recently on the City of Rochester-ordered razing of tents occupied by the homeless last weekend.

The homeless community, dubbed "Sanctuary Village," is located under a bridge and housed up to 35 people, many of whom struggle with mental illness and drug addiction.

"This is just not OK," Duguid-May said, noting that people at her church on Sunday morning, many of whom learned of the city's actions through photos posted on social media, "were just horrified."

"We're the problem, the homeless aren't the problem," she said. "We're not taking care of our community. You don't bulldoze a human community."

To read more about this story, please click here:




Dr. McMickle reacts to Ferguson, MO verdict

Following are two news clips from last evening's events surrounding the grand jury's decision regarding the death of Michael Brown.

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle was interviewed before and after the verdict was announced.



Dr. McMickle will be issuing a statement on the Democrat and Chronicle's Unite Rochester blog as well.




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:

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:

If you'd like more information about our programs, please contact the Admissions Office at (585) 340-9500 or email