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LeadershipPresident Bottoms on Leadership

Interim Dean and President Robert Bottoms talked about Seabury's emerging leadership programs at the Diocese of Chicago's recent convention:
An Invitation from Seabury

JanuaryRegister Now for January Courses
Deadline is December 15


Thursday is the last day to register for our January courses:


Praying Shapes Believing, with Bishop Frank Griswold
co-taught by Donna Ialongo

Register online here.  


Anglican Liturgy and Music:  The Ways We Worship

with Therese DeLiso and Milner Seifert

Register online here.   


What Would You Have Done:  Leadership During Pivotal Moments in Episcopal History

with Bill Sachs  

Register online here.

Read more about Sachs and the course here


Making Mission Possible in Tough Times:  Nonprofit Management and Community Development

with Bob Bottoms, Susan Harlow, and John Kretzmann

Register online here


All Seabury courses are open for lifelong learning students at substantially reduced rates. 


Questions? Contact Registrar Peggy Pearson via email or at 847-328-9300.  

GreatAwakeningThe Great Awakening
Epiphany 2012:  Save on Registration Now


Brian McLarenIf you have ever heard people talk about "the church of the future" and wondered what this church would look like, sound like, feel like, join us for an inspiring event grounded in rousing worship, and highlighted by presentations by some of the brightest lights in the contemporary church.

Come celebrate with Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee and eminent authors Brian McLaren and Diana Butler Bass as they light fires, issue permission slips and dismiss fears about the church's future.  


This is not a spectator sport! With worship planned by renowned liturgist Dent Davidson, the program will include energetic presentations, a special Eucharist and time to think, pray, discuss, and get on with the business of shouting our joy.  


Download a flyer here and register here.

When:  Friday, January 6, 7 to 9:30 pm. The party continues th
e morning of January, 7 from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

WhereCrowne Plaza Hotel OHare, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois. The conference rate is $89/night; book by December 30.

Cost:  $25 per person or $100 for a group of 5 people until December 30; $35 per person after that date. Register online here.

Questions? Please call us at 800-232-6028. 

DalozSharon Daloz Parks in March

Cleveland on March 14; Chicago on March 16 and 17
Today's church and world require leaders who can facilitate adaptive change and inspire people to cultivate new consciousness, conscience and competence.


This workshop, led by prominent leadership author and consultant Sharon Daloz Parks, will draw on the insights of adaptive leadership guru Ronald Heifetz and others to consider how we form the inner lives of leaders, what it means to practice authority, and how we cultivate the arts of leadership on the edge.


Whether you are an emerging or established leader, lay or ordained, working in the institutional church or beyond--this workshop will inspire you to reassess and re-imagine the good that can come from your leadership and the change you want to create.

This event is sponsored by Bexley Hall and Seabury. Learn more and register for the Cleveland event and the Chicago event.

SpringSpring Courses Now Open       


Understanding the Atheist Critique of the Church   

 Of all the religious and cultural minorities in the United States, poll after poll shows that atheists are met with the most distrust and the least comprehension. Faith traditions with a history of non-cooperation find common cause in looking down on those who claim not to believe in anything supernatural. What is it about atheism that makes people of faith so uncomfortable? What is it that atheists see in us that we have not seen in ourselves?

Believers and nonbelievers alike are invited to join Professor John Dally in "The Atheist Critique of the Church," which will consider why Christianity has been rejected by thinkers as diverse as the Emperor Julian, Mark Twain and Christopher Hitchens. In a time when secularism is thought to be the fastest growing "religious" demographic in the United States, this course also will explore the growing public face of atheism and its implications for the church.

Read more and register.

Anglican Theology and Ethics
With some 85 million members in more than 160 countries, the Anglican Communion covers a lot of ground. Join the Rev. Dr. Ralph McMichael in this exploration of its variety of theologies and ethics. By examining Anglican theologians from the 16th century through today, this intensive, hybrid course will discern how classic theologians continue to influence contemporary Anglican thought and its emphasis on authority, the use of Scripture, the conscience, and the Incarnation.

Read more and register.
AddressMoving Day:  December 20

Next week, we're moving to the Lutheran Center, the headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in Chicago. After December 20, find us here:

8765 W. Higgins Rd
Chicago, IL 60631
direct:  773-380-6783
office: 773-380-6780
toll-free: 800-275-8235 


Learn more about our move in this letter from Vice President and COO Elizabeth Jameson, and read the press release here. 

LeavetakingSay Goodbye, Then Hello
Leavetaking, Open House on January 6 

On January 6, please join us both to say goodbye to our old campus and to bless our new space:


Friday, January 6, 3 pm

Holy Eucharist in the Charles Palmerston Anderson Chapel

 of St. John the Divine on the Seabury Evanston Campus


The Rev. Elizabeth Butler Jameson '97, preaching

The Rev. Gywnne Wright '04, presiding


Friday, January 6, 4:30-6:30 pm

Open House at the new Seabury

5:30 pm Blessing of the Chapel and Offices

8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60631


After the Open House, join us for The Great Awakening

PreachingApply Now for DMin in Preaching
2012 class forming now 


Seabury's Doctor of Ministry in Preaching is offered through the ecumenical preaching program of the seven seminaries in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. The program involves a three-week residency each summer for three years and independent parish projects conducted after each residency.


The deadline for 2012 applications is January 31. Visit the program's website to learn more, and read about its graduates. Questions? Talk with Susan Harlow via email or at 800-275-8235.  

AlumNewsAlum News


The Very Rev. Joyce Beaulieu ('06) has been elected to the board of directors of National Episcopal Health Ministries and was just installed as dean of the Rockford Deanery of the Diocese of Chicago. She is the rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Belvidere. Check out the latest alum news updates on our website, and please send alum news to Ron Fox


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