Magazine article The Christian Century

Chicago Theological Seminary

Magazine article The Christian Century

Chicago Theological Seminary

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Stephen G. Ray Jr. became president of Chicago Theological Seminary on February 1.

"I have so often felt a missional of the gospel of inclusion and hope in other places in theological education," he said in a statement. "Being at CTS feels like God has brought me home."

Previously Ray taught at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School, and Hartford Seminary.

Ray is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, with which CTS is affiliated. Alice Hunt retired as president of the 164-year-old seminary after ten years in the role.

John C. Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president, said in a statement that he has worked closely with Ray.

"He brings a solid foundation of theological sophistication and a deep awareness of emerging racial, political, and cultural realities," Dorhauer said. "He knows where theological intersections with culture and politics matter. …

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