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10octAll Day12FeaturedTHE INSTALLATION CELEBRATION OF OUR 13TH PRESIDENT STEPHEN G. RAY JR.OCTOBER 10th - OCTOBER 12th Chicago Theological Seminary cordially invites you to the special events for the Installation of our 13th President, Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray Jr. The events are free, but registration is required.(All Day)

10oct5:15 pmAN EVENING WITH ARTIST, MICO (hosted by President Ray)5:15 pm Reception • 6:00 pm Lecture
An exhibition of works by artist, Michael Benson.
5:15 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street

11oct5:15 pmC. SHELBY ROOKS 12TH ANNUAL LECTURE5:15 pm Reception • 6:30 pm Lecture
Named for CTS president, C. Shelby Rooks, the first African American to serve as president of a predominately white theological school.
5:15 pm Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street

12oct3:00 pmINSTALLATION OF PRESIDENT STEPHEN G. RAY JR.Join us as we welcome the 13th President in our rich 164-year legacy.3:00 pm Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W 95th Street

25oct(oct 25)8:00 am26(oct 26)4:30 pmInnovative Ministry Incubator2 days of workshops to support social/ministerial entrepreneurship8:00 am - 4:30 pm (26) 4th Floor Chapel

30oct5:15 pm6:30 pmFireside Chat with Alia J. Bilal5:15 pm - 6:30 pm 4th Floor Chapel


01nov8:00 am07(nov 7)4:00 pmCTS AT THE PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONSNOVEMBER 1ST - NOVEMBER 7TH8:00 am - 4:00 pm (7) Toronto, Ontario

07nov8:00 amSEMINARY LIFE DAYWe invite you to experience a full day in the life of a seminary.8:00 am Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street

07nov12:00 pmConvocation/Welcoming of the Dean Servicewith Rev. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, PhD12:00 pm

07nov5:00 pmMARILYNNE ROBINSON Public Square Lecture Series5:00 pm Reception • 6:00 pm Lecture
Novelist and essayist, Marilynne Robinson will join us for an evening lecture.
5:00 pm

13nov5:15 pm6:30 pmFireside Chat with Rev. Jamie FrazierFounder & Senior Pastor, The Lighthouse Church of Chicago5:15 pm - 6:30 pm 4th Floor Chapel

17nov(nov 17)8:00 am20(nov 20)4:00 pmAmerican Academy of Religion & Society of Biblical Literature Annual MeetingThe largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology8:00 am - 4:00 pm (20) Colorado Convention Center


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13feb12:00 pmConvocation IIIwith Rev. Dr. Christophe Ringer, Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics & Society12:00 pm

21feb5:15 pmKenneth B. Smith LectureFeaturing Dr. Julia M. Speller5:15 pm 4th Floor Chapel

26feb5:15 pm6:30 pmVictor Obenhaus Lectureship SeriesWelcomes a local speaker to be determined. Sponsored by the CTS PhD Program.5:15 pm - 6:30 pm 4th Floor Chapel


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21jun(jun 21)8:00 am25(jun 25)4:00 pmUCC General Synod8:00 am - 4:00 pm (25) Milwaukee Convention Center


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