Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jesse Halsey Refuses Seminary Post to Remain in Cincinnati

from The Presbyterian Tribune
c. April 1939

For two weeks Cincinnati church and civic circles were much concerned over the possible resignation of Rev. Jesse Halsey, the oldest minister in point of service in the presbytery and acknowledged leader of the Protestant forces in Cincinnati. Mr. Halsey's election to the professorship of practical theology in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Chicago was acknowledged by everyone to be a perfect selection but he had so many ties binding him to so many church and other movements in Cincinnati that his leaving the city for anything was thought of, even by the most devoted friends of the seminary, as something unthinkable. His decision to remain in Cincinnati came as a result of pressure both of his congregation and those outside.

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