The Rochester Independent Examiner (Examiner.com) recently ran an article about the psychological pressures plaguing our active duty military and veterans. The article talks about the good work that the Veteran’s Outreach Center is doing here in Rochester and its partnership with CRCDS. Here is the link to the article: http://www.examiner.com/article/be-part-of-the-solution-not-part-of-the-problem
On Wednesday, November 6th, Bishop Mark J. Webb, Episcopal leader of the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, visited the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus for a day of worship, discussion and fellowship. In the morning, Bishop Webb was the guest preacher at the daily chapel service, sharing his reflections on Joshua 4:1-11.
Bishop Webb reminded all in attendance to respond daily to God’s continual call and challenged them to engage in self-evaluation, to remember God’s continual presence and work and to remain committed to spreading the joy of Jesus Christ and the building of the Kingdom. Following worship, Bishop Webb joined students, alumni/ae, faculty, staff and members of the community for a luncheon conversation centered on the many challenges and opportunities for renewing and revitalizing the Church in our age.
Bishop Webb thanked CRCDS for its excellent work in preparing Christian leaders, and challenged the school to provide practical, skill-based education alongside the standard theological curriculum whenever possible. Bishop Webb completed his time on the Hill with a meeting with the CRCDS Wesley Society. Colgate Rochester Crozer wishes to express its deep gratitude to Bishop Webb for the generous gift of his time and wisdom during his visit. We look forward to a deep and lasting collaborative friendship among CRCDS, the Bishop and the Upper New York Annual Conference.
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is pleased to announce a new master’s track in Kairos Studies beginning in the fall of 2014. The MA in Kairos Studies provides students with a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of Kairos from biblical, theological and historical perspectives. Kairos, a Greek word for “time”, refers to “God’s time” – a concept in sharp contrast to the chronological time by which we most often order our day-to-day lives. Kairos represents God’s “in-breaking” into the times in which we live, providing an essential lens through which we must view, understand and ultimately respond to the realities of our present lives.
The new master’s track in Kairos Studies engages the Global Kairos Movement while continuing the CRCDS legacy of justice with an emphasis on the social gospel. Through the exploration of Kairos, students will learn how to live out the foundational values of justice and love as they are applied specifically to both global and local contexts, while engaging this growing, transformative movement.
The MA in Kairos Studies will provide opportunities for global travel as well as a three-month immersion project. It will provide students with the concrete tools necessary to speak truth to power, to advocate for the “least of these”, to build communities of radical reconciliation and to boldly proclaim the Gospel.
The degree program consists of 16 courses, 12 required and 4 electives.
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Christian Belief Today
Black Church Studies
Women and Gender Studies
Faith & Christian Response to Pluralism
Kairos Moments in American Religious History
Organizing for Change: Tools and Discernment
Introduction to Kairos Studies
Introduction to Kairos Immersion
Final Project (2 course equivalence)
Elective Courses (students may choose 4 of the following):
Ministry on the Margins
Small Christian Communities
Abrahamic Faiths & the Making of War and Peace
Global Reading of the Bible
Preaching Difficult Texts
Preaching Contemporary Issues
Introduction to Islam
Applications are now being accepted.
Generosity has ensured that CRCDS students will always have a place to relax and grab a snack or drink when they come to campus with news that the Student Lounge will remain open and funded. This comes as very welcome news to many students, since many travel a long way and appreciate having a “home away from home” between classes.
The Student Lounge is headed by Katie Kreutter (M.Div.) and is funded entirely by the CRCDS Student Cabinet. An appeal to staff, faculty and students was made last week for assistance that resulted in an immense showing of support through donations of food and money.
Pres. Marvin A. and Mrs. Peggy McMickle made a kind gift of $100 to fund the pantry, noting that “having a well stocked student lounge is a blessing at a school with a largely commuter student body.” The Black Student Caucus and the Social Justice Fellowship both contributed $75 each to the cause, while many others also pledged to provide financial assistance or to donate food items.
If you would like to support the Student Cabinet, below is a “wish list” of food items they need:
1. Coca-Cola and Diet Coke
2. Water Bottles
3. Granola bars
4. Mini chocolate candy bars, and honestly anything chocolate
5. Individually wrapped bags of chips – all kinds
6. Fruit cups and applesauce
7. Popcorn (the small size microwave bags)
8. Fruit snacks
10. Peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, etc.
For more information, please contact Polly Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.