Bells on the Hill a great success

On December 15th, CRCDS hosted its 4th annual Bells on the Hill event for the greater Rochester community. Over 130 friends and neighbors braved frigid temperatures and snowy conditions to hear the historic Andrews-Hale Chimes in the Chapel and to enjoy caroling, hot cocoa and tasty goodies. Guests young and old left with a renewed Christmas spirit and a reminder of what this season is truly all about.




Robert K. Davies Professor of Systematic Theology James H. Evans, Jr., Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Jin Young Choi and Professor of Church Leadership and President Marvin A. McMickle provided commentary in the recently published Feasting on the Gospels – Matthew, Volume 1: A Feasting on the Word Commentary.

President McMickle’s book, Shaping the Claim, part of the Fortress Press Elements of Preaching series was recently translated into Chinese. This new translation will make Dr. McMickle’s preaching expertise available to a dramatically broader audience.

Congratulations to these CRCDS faculty on the recognition and validation of their important scholarship.




CRCDS Community Officially Welcomes Professor Jin Young Choi

jin-young-choiOn December 9th, the CRCDS community held an official “Welcome” party for Associate Professor New Testament and Christian Origins Jin Young Choi.  Dean Stephanie Sauve welcomed Dr. Choi and presented attendees with an extensive overview of Dr. Choi’s scholarship and accolades, including Dr. Choi’s selection as a Louisville Scholar, an honor recognizing a select group of promising young scholars.  Dr. Choi addressed attendees stating how honored she is to be a part of Colgate Rochester Crozer and how thankful she is for the opportunity to teach and conduct research at such a distinguished institution.

Learn more about Dr. Choi in the Summer/Fall 2013 CRCDS Bulletin’s “Getting to Know Dr. Jin Young Choi.”

Celebrating the Season at CRCDS

chapel windowsOn December 3rd, the CRCDS community celebrated the beginning of Advent with a special Advent service in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel. The joy of the season was evident as students, faculty and staff celebrated not only the anticipation of the Christmas season, but also the conclusion of the Fall semester. A highlight of the service was the sermon offered by Associate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation Dr. Mark Brummitt who urged those in attendance to consider the Kairos moment evident in the birth of the Christ child and to recognize the unique and unexpected moments of God’s in-breaking into our world. Following the service, the CRCDS celebrated the annual Christmas by the Hearth event where delicious food and festive singing made for a truly merry end to the semester.