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Wrong Roger Shinn?

Roger L. Shinn

Professor of Social Ethics

United Church of Christ Inc

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http://needhamucc.org/who-we-are/

Click here to read a sermon by Rev. Susan about Rev. Dr. Roger Shinn who played a crucial role in forming the United Church of Christ in 1957 and fashioning the church we have become.


July 12, 2009

When we finally got around to introductions just before for lunch, and we had gone all the way around the room, this dignified man introduced himself as Roger Shinn.
I'm sure my jaw dropped and I must have babbled something totally incoherent, as I was so stunned to finally meet, in person, Dr. Shinn. I have to admit that I did not even know he was living in the Connecticut Conference, let alone know that I would have the opportunity and honor of meeting him, for he was indeed a legend in his own time. Roger Shinn, a longstanding minister in the UCC, was for many years the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. But his real claim to fame is that he wrote our Statement of Faith. This Statement of Faith that is at the core of who we understand ourselves to be as the United Church of Christ was written by us. It did not come from someplace far away or from on high, though I trust that it was inspired by God. Now Roger would tell you (and, rightly so) that he did not write it himself; "No one on the Commission, working alone, would have produced anything resembling it. The process of creating this witnessing statement was, according to Shinn and also one of my seminary professors (who actually taught me UCC polity), Louis Guenneman, who was also on the committee, a very thorough and complex and complete process of discernment. Roger Shinn's draft was published and in usual UCC fashion, an extensive discussion followed: in local churches, in correspondence with eminent theologians (Both H. Richard Niebuhr and Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, and many others were members of the emerging United Church of Christ), pastors and lay people. Thanks be to God for the gift of Roger Shinn, for the gift of the countless ancestors and contemporary people of our lives and our churches that formed this magnificent Statement of Faith that we celebrate in the United Church of Christ. Amen. The Rev. Lark J. Hapke, Interim Senior Minister First Congregational, United Church of Christ Greeley, Colorado References/resources Confessing Our Faith Roger L. Shinn Pilgrim Press 1990 "Historical Reflections on the Statement of Faith", Presentation to the Historical Council, General Synod XXI, 1997 Roger L. Shinn UCC.org


MCC - Resources & Publications - Occasional Papers - Christianity and the Environment: A Collection of Writings

I once heard Roger Shinn, then professor of social ethics at New York Union Theological Seminary, say, "War, along with everything else that is said about it, remains the most ecologically destructive of all human activities."Conventional warfare has always been destructive to the environment.Modern weapons -- nuclear, chemical and biological -- are so utterly destructive to the environment that the only hope is that they will never be used. A natural environment stressed by other human activities can also lead to war and conflict.Overpopulation, pollution, overconsumption, deforestation and soil erosion caused by human ignorance and greed contribute to lack of peace. There is a vicious circle here; war and conflict can destroy the natural environment while destruction of the environment can lead to war and conflict and further damage to the earth.


MCC - Resources & Publications - Occasional Papers - Christianity and the Environment: A Collection of Writings

I once heard Roger Shinn, then professor of social ethics at New York Union Theological Seminary, say, "War, along with everything else that is said about it, remains the most ecologically destructive of all human activities."Conventional warfare has always been destructive to the environment.


The Ways of Life and Death | Pilgrim Congregational Church

Reverend Roger Shinn was a long-time UCC minister and professor at Union Seminary and Columbia, and was the main author of our United Church of Christ Statement of Faith.[1] Let's look at it for a moment, get out your New Century Hymnal-turn to 885 in the back on the bottom of the page, and let's read it together.
As Roger Shinn wrote, "All Christian faith arises out of two stories, the Great Story and a lesser story. [2] Roger L. Shinn, Confessing Our Faith: An Interpretation of the Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ, 3. [3] Shinn, Confessing Our Faith, 3. [4] Shinn, Confessing Our Faith, 21-22.


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