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McLarenBrian McLaren on the Via Media

This past weekend, Seabury sponsored The Great Awakening, a sold-out Epiphany event with Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and Chicago Bishop Jeff Lee
. We'll be posting video clips from the event on our website and Facebook page. First up is Brian McLaren talking about the best things that could happen to our churches.
Brian McLaren:  The Via Media
Brian McLaren: The Via Media


blogAlums Who Blog 

Tripp Hudgins '04, John Downey '80

Last Friday, we took leave of the Evanston campus, blessed the Chicago campus, and hosted The Great Awakening. Alums John Downey '80 and Tripp Hudgins '04 blogged about the weekend.

You can also catch up on The Great Awakening, 140 characters at a time, on our Twitter stream (viewable with or without a Twitter account).

helloYou Had Me At Hello 

Sermon at leavetaking of Evanston campus

Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Jameson '97 preached at a service on January 6 marking Seabury's leavetaking from the Evanston campus.

Listen online, and see photos on our Facebook page (viewable with or without a Facebook account).

atheistUnderstanding the Atheist Critique

Professor John Dally teaches for credit, enrichment

John DallyOf 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.

The Atheist Critique of the Church is an academic course with some open Friday evening and Saturday morning sessions. Register for the course by February 17 for academic credit and by February 22 to audit or get CEUs.

Read more and register.

theologyAnglican Theology and Ethics        

Online and in Chicago this spring 

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.

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 the Bexley Hall and Seabury Partnership for Lifelong Learning. Learn more and register for the Cleveland event and the Chicago event.

PreachingApply Now for DMin in Preaching
January 31 deadline for 2012 class   


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 773-380-7042.  

KelloggKellogg School Summer Institute
Save the dates:  June 18-22


We are pleased to announce that our one-week leadership program in partnership with the Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University will return in 2012. Save the dates of June 18-22, 2012. Learn more about the Kellogg School Summer Institute, and sign up for our email list to receive news about this year's application process.

Questions? Talk with Susan Harlow via email or at 773-380-7042.  
AddressWe've Moved

Moving Day was great! Check out our Facebook page for photos, and 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. 

AlumNewsAlum News


On the Feast of the Epiphany, the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne '09 and the Rev. Kathryn Wajda '04 (DMin) were instituted as co-rectors of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Timonium, Maryland.  


Check out the latest alum news updates on our website, and please send alum news to Ron Fox


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