Leadership for a Bold Church
We’ve asked Bill McKinney, PSR’s President Emeritus, to write a regular blog for this website, and we’re delighted that he’s agreed. Bill’s academic training in Sociology of Religion, his long tenure as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and his many years in theological education make him one of the keenest observers we know of American churches and the public voice of American religion. In his new position as Senior Consultant for the Center for Progressive Renewal, Bill continues his work toward greater vitality for both “historic and emerging faith communities”.
Bill will post regularly in this space. He speaks for himself, of course—not on behalf of PSR or the PSR faculty—but we think you’ll find his words insightful and provocative as always. You’re welcome to post comments, but Bill also welcomes your e-mail to him directly, at wmckinney[at]psr[dot]edu.
Until a year ago I resisted developing my own blog. During 14 years as a seminary president there was too little time for the things I needed to do.
That They May All Be One: A Case for Financial Support of the United Church of Christ (John 17: 20-26)May 12, 2013 - 1:47pm — wmckinney
That They May All Be One
A Sermon Preached at North Congregational Church, UCC, Middleborough, MA, May 12, 2013
Text: John 17: 20-26
Or What’s a Heaven For?
A Sermon Preached at South Congregational UCC, Centerville, MA
May 5, 2013
Text: Revelation 21:10-22:5
The Rev. Nevin Kirk, a United Church of Christ minister and resident of Craigville and Centerville, Massachusetts died April 27 at age 93.
I'll be teaching a 15-week online course this fall at Hartford Seminary.
My Christmas-week reading this year included a couple of novels and a provocative memoir by one of my favorite novelists.
With warm greetings from Cape Cod, Mass and Linda and Bill McKinney
On November 28, 2012 I had the opportunity to speak to the Annual Interim Ministers Gathering of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ.
I served from 1975 to 1986 as research director for the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries. These were fascinating times in the history of Christian mission work in the United States.
I had the honor of preaching at South Church in Centerville, MA on All Saints Sunday. Here's my sermon.