Dr. John R. Tyson, Professor of Church History and Director of United Methodist Studies, publishes book

wesleyDr. John R. Tyson, Professor of Church History and Director of Methodist Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, announces the publication of his newest book, The Way of the Wesleys: A Short Introduction. The 212-page book offers an intriguing introduction to the main teachings and practices of both John and Charles Wesley and is available in the CRCDS bookstore. For more information, click here: http://www.crcds.edu/resources-for/the-crcds-bookstore/ or call (585)340-6601.

The Wesley brothers, John (1703–1791) and Charles (1707–1788), are famous as the co-founders of the Wesleyan tradition and the Methodist family of churches. The Way of the Wesleys takes readers through main theological points thematically and is the first book that details how Charles, the younger and lesser-known brother, contributed to Wesleyan theology.

Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans calls the book "engaging and accessible" and says it shows why the Wesleys remain relevant to the faith journey of Christians today.

Dr. Tyson has authored more than 80 articles and conference papers, has edited or written eight books. His publications include: Charles Wesley on Sanctification (Zondervan, 1986), and Charles Wesley: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 1989), Invitation to Christian Spirituality (Oxford University Press, 1999), and Assist Me To Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley (Eerdmans, 2007).



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 NEWS10-NBC Rochester interviews CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle tonight

MCMICKLE-e1356183697810Widely circulated but unconfirmed media reports say the grand jury in the Ferguson, MO shooting death of Michael Brown has reached a decision. At issue is whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in Michael Brown's death.

WHEC News10 NBC in Rochester, New York will interview Colgate Rochester Crozer  Divinity School President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle during the 5:30 p.m. and the 6:15 p.m. evening news segments regarding the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson.

To view Dr. McMickle's interview online, see:


Dr. McMickle has published an essay on the Ferguson case on the Democrat and  Chronicle's Unite Rochester blog page, which can be read http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2014/08/20/reflections-on-ferguson/14343551/


2014 Phonathon a great success!

Thank you to the CRCDS alumni/ae and friends who responded so generously during the 2014 Fall Phonathon! Our four day effort resulted in over $26,000 of pledged support for The Fund for CRCDS, an increase of $10,000 over last year!

The Phonathon is a critical component of the success of the annual Fund for CRCDS. Support raised through the Phonathon provides essential resources for supporting our students as they answer God’s call to serve. We sincerely thank everyone in the CRCDS community for their continued generous support of the school and its mission. You make the CRCDS education possible!

A big Thank You to the following Trustees, Students, Faculty and Staff Members who volunteered to make calls this year. Their dedication to CRCDS and its mission helped make this year a tremendous success!

Debbie Allen (Student)
Laura Bachmann (Student)
Mark Brummitt (Faculty Member)
Mark DeVincentis (Staff Member)
Kenneth Dodgson (CRDS ‘49)
Sally Dodgson (CRDS ‘84)
Melanie Duguid-May (Faculty Member)
Mary Anna Geib (CRDS ’64 and Life Trustee)
Steve Gingo (Staff Member)
Jim Heinlein (Staff Member)
Pete Henderson (Life Trustee)
Doug Hess (CRCDS ’10)
Barbara Hessdoerfer (Staff Member)
Donald Lawrence (CRDS ’65)
Andrea Mason (Staff Member)
Barbara Moore (CRDS ’89 and Faculty Member)
Marge Nead (Staff Member)
Troy Preston (Student)
Gail Ricciuti (Faculty Member)
Stephanie Sauvé (CRDS ’95 and Faculty Member)
Mary Trowbridge (Staff Member)
Doug Tyson (Staff Member
Hugh Outterson (CRDS ’52)
Larry Witmer (CRDS ’63)