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Weekly Meanderings, 23 June 2018

This troll is looking down onto Northern Seminary, and as I sit in my office he’s/she’s looking down at me! Which I had flying home from Istanbul, having started the day in Rome: If you sit at a desk all day, you may experience vague discomfort and pain where you sit. Doctors may call this lower cross […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 23 June 2018


Romans 13, Pence, Session …

I have been on a tour with Northern Seminary’s MA in New Testament students through Turkey, Greece, and Italy (Pompeii and Rome), so I have been out of the loop on the discussion in the USA about separating children from parents. In the Trump administration a few have commented on listening to the federal government […]



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Romans 13, Pence, Session …


David Fitch, James Cone: Liberation Theology 2

By David Fitch, Professor at Northern Seminary One approaches the concluding chapter of The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone, the architect of the Black theology Movement, with great anticipation. We come with deep longings to see change. We come asking, “what shall we do in the face of the horrific racism that rules […]



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David Fitch, James Cone: Liberation Theology 2


David Fitch, James Cone: Liberation Theology 1

By David Fitch, Professor at Northern Seminary. James Cone’s The Cross and The Lynching Tree, although six years old, still has much to teach about living into Christ’s Kingdom in regard to the systemic injustice of racism around us. Cone recently passed away and is recognized as the founder and leader of the black theology […]



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David Fitch, James Cone: Liberation Theology 1


Weekly Meanderings, 9 June 2018

It’s Graduation Day at Northern Seminary, and I have 15 DMin students graduating and I will miss each one of them. Good students, good pastors and leaders, good thesis projects. But it’s also Weekly Meanderings Day! An excerpt from Blue Parakeet David Swartz: Some years ago, a town in Iceland stopped the construction of a […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 9 June 2018


Weekly Meanderings, 19 May 2018

As we come to the completion of the Spring Term at Northern we also come to the end of the school year with meetings and events and completions and readings of DMin projects (I have fifteen, count ’em, graduates in our DMin in NT Context program graduating!), and add to that a wonderful time on […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 19 May 2018


DMin in Transformative Discipleship

NORTHERN SEMINARY INTRODUCES: In partnership with the Apprentice Institute DMIN IN TRANSFORMATIVE DISCIPLESHIP VISIT SEMINARY.EDU/DISCIPLESHIP TO LEARN MORE. The focus is: Christian Transformation through Narratives, Practices, and Community The goal of this program is to provide Christian leaders with a deep experience in personal discipleship while simultaneously growing in the capacity to bring transformation to […]



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DMin in Transformative Discipleship


Two New Deans At Northern!

Lisle, IL — April 25, 2018 — Two innovative theological educators are the newest deans of Northern Seminary. Ingrid Faro, Ph.D., who most recently directed the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) Masters Programs, has been appointed Northern’s Dean of Academic Affairs. At the same time, Jason Gile, Ph.D., who was Northern’s Interim Dean of Academic Affairs […]



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Two New Deans At Northern!


The Core Of Our Way Of Life

Come Join us at the Taste of Northern – goo.gl/TW5pEC When an expert in the law asked Jesus for the greatest commandment, Jesus responded with the Shema, the ancient Jewish creed that commands Israel to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength. But the next part of Jesus’ answer would change the course of history. […]



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The Core Of Our Way Of Life