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Academic Catalog 2014-2015

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126 Faculty and Administration CHANCELLOR Gordon MacDonald Dr. Gordon MacDonald served as interim president of Denver Seminary during the 2008-2009 year. He received his BA from the University of Colorado, and the MDiv from Denver Seminary. He received the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Barrington College (which later merged with Gordon College) and, in 2011, received the same honorary degree from Denver Seminary. He is an author, speaker, and teacher, and was a pastor for more than forty years, serving most recently as the senior minister at Grace Chapel, Lexington, Massachusetts. Other pastorates included New York City, southern Illinois, and Kansas. He was also president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for three years. Dr. MacDonald serves as editor-at-large with Leadership Journal. He has also served as chairman of the board of World Relief Corporation, an NAE-associated relief and development organization committed to the alleviation of suffering and poverty in the areas of HIV/AIDS, micro-enterprise development, refugee resettlement and disaster assistance. He also speaks frequently at conferences for the Willow Creek Association, both in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. Privately, he engages with company leaders as an executive coach. He has written more than twelve books, including Ordering Your Private World, Secrets of a Generous Life, Renewing Your Spiritual Passion, Mid-Course Correction, A Resilient Life, and Who Stole My Church? He has co-authored others with his wife, Gail. He writes regularly for Leadership Journal and also writes a column which appears on the website. Email:

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