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
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:
If you'd like more information about our programs, please contact the Admissions Office at (585) 340-9500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On 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:
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/