School of Christian Leadership and the Thurman King School: Upcoming Sessions

Please join us for day long sessions on the first Saturday of the month from 8:30am-6:00pm for informative, inspiring and thought-provoking discussions.

Our upcoming sessions are:
December 6, 2014, Gail Ricciuti: Introduction to Liturgy
January 3, 2015, Barbara Moore: Preaching-the Liturgical Year
February 7, 2015, Stephanie Sauve: Pastoral Care, the Art of Listening
March 7, 2015, David Kim: The Church Encounters the World: Applied Ethics and Moral Theology
April 12, 2015, Professor Orr: Education, Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

Cost is $200 per session.

Please contact Charlyn Elliott, Assistant to the Dean for Academic Life, at (585) 340-9588 for more information

 

 

 

 

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:

http://www.crcds.edu/applying-to-crcds/

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

 

Did you get your copy of Dr. McMickle's newest book?

pulpit and politicsOn Tuesday, October 7th, Dr. McMickle hosted a special "Soup and Signing" event celebrating the release of his newest book, "Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church." If you were not able to attend the signing, the CRCDS bookstore has additional copies on hand and Dr. McMickle would be happy to autograph yours. Dr. McMickle's book explores a new generation of black preacher-politicians who move beyond spiritual leadership into advocacy and social justice. This important work highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Al Sharpton.

A must-read for anyone concerned with faith-based political activism, Pulpit & Politics is based on Dr. McMickle's lifelong dedication to serving the community and bringing to light the challenges facing black preachers.

Read more about Dr. McMickle's book here:

http://www.judsonpress.com/product.cfm?product_id=18283

DR. BARBARA MOORE'S NEWEST SERMONS & LECTIONARIES AVAILABLE ONLINE

PU6F0065-2-XLDr. Barbara Moore's October sermon and lectionary have now been uploaded to the CRCDS website and are available to view.

Lectionary for Life is an offering of the Gene Bennett Life Long Learning Program at CRCDS. Each month Barbara Moore, RSM, D.Min presents a series of reflections on Sunday lectionary readings that include topics for further discussions helpful for lay and religious listeners.  She also shares a sermon that reflects on a particular Sunday's readings.

Click on the links below to see and hear Dr. Moore's lectionaries and sermons. Here are YouTube videos from September and October 2014:

 

September Lectionary
September Sermon

October Lectionary Introduction

October Lectionary Homily

Grief Must be Colorblind: a poignant Unite Rochester post by Dr. McMickle

Dr. McMickle's most recent Unite Rochester blog post, in which he discusses the tragic death of Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson and the shooting of Ferguson, Missouri's citizen Michael Brown, and the commonality of grief: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2014/09/05/grief-must-be-color-blind/15129393/