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President, McCormick Theological Seminary

A Letter of Response from the PCUSA Seminary Presidents

January 26, 2015 A Response from the Seminary Presidents of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) On January 15, 2015, the African American Presidents and Deans in Theological Education issued a call through an open letter to leaders and citizens of our … Continue reading

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Converted at Seminary: The Top Five Reasons Theological Education Matters

[The following article was published in Presbyterians Today*. You can find the original online article here.] I have had two conversions in my life. The first happened when I converted from my Buddhist upbringing to Christianity at 19. I quickly joined … Continue reading

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The World Where Underdogs Win

The World Where Underdogs Win[1] Sermon preached at First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette (Wilmette, IL) Sunday following the Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO August 17, 2014   Texts: Genesis 45:1–15; Matthew 15:21–28 Our country has a history of … Continue reading

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The Space Between Acts 2 and Acts 10: An Ecclesiology of Text, Time, and the Holy Spirit

THE SPACE BETWEEN ACTS 2 AND ACTS 10: AN ECCLESIOLOGY OF TEXT, TIME, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT Presented to the Second Ecclesiological Colloquium Convened by Moderator of the 220th General Assembly of the PC(USA), Neal Presa Princeton, NJ by Frank … Continue reading

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Recent Responses to Alums

I recently responded to some often asked questions from our alums regarding McCormick’s financial  status. You can see my full responses on McCormick’s CURE blog. In short, we are not in financial distress. We have in the past and are currently … Continue reading

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Video and Photos of the Inauguration

The full video of the Inauguration Service is now online. You can view it here: http://videos.mccormick.edu/. Click on the photo, and the video will start. Photos of the Inauguration Service are also up. Thanks to Dwight Morita for his excellent photographic … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Address

The View from 2040: the Futures of Theological Education Inaugural Address at the Installation of the 10th President of McCormick Theological Seminary by The Reverend Dr. Frank M. Yamada Apostolic Church of God, Chicago, Illinois February 9, 2012 Keep it … Continue reading

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Webcast of the Inauguration

Here is a URL for the webcast of the Inauguration at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. Spread the word for those of you who can not attend the service in person. You can watch the webcast on Apostolic’s  live broadcast … Continue reading

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Inaugural Address… almost

Here, as a brief sample, are the first lines from my inaugural address, which will go up shortly after its delivery on February 9th at 10:00 a.m. Keep posted for information about the Inauguration webcast if you can’t make it … Continue reading

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The Cultural Difference

Here are the Powerpoint slides for my adult education session last Sunday, “Reading from Cultural Spaces: the Difference that Culture Makes in Biblical Interpretation.”

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