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The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL.

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The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

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First Presbyterian Church, Lake Forest, IL

The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian is pastor and head of staff of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana, and earned her master of divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT, and her doctor of ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Before coming to Lake Forest in 2005, she served churches in Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, Portland, OR, and Clarendon Hills, IL. 

An accomplished writer, her work frequently appears in the Christian Century, Presbyterian Outlook, and other publications. She is also an editor and contributor to the Feasting on the Gospels series, a follow up to the Feasting on the Word commentary series. 


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

A Guiding Voice

Hebrews 11

All Saints' Sunday - Year C

November 03, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian (PCUSA)

I don't know what I'd do without Mapquest or the "map app" on my phone. All I have to do is type in the address where I'm headed, and voila! The map appears in front of me, and an invisible voice guides me to my destination. Amazing.

If only I had a compass for every decision I had to make. Like where to turn when a relationship blows up. Or how to navigate a stressful medical crisis. Or what to do when my job hits a dead end. It would be nice to have voices around to guide my way then.

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The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

The Christian Citizen: What Does the Lord Require of Us?

Matthew 22:15-22, Proverbs 23:1-5

23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 27, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian (PCUSA)

I don't know about you, but I am sick to death of political grandstanding. Pontificating pundits. Ineffective officials. Pandering politicians. At least it's not a big election year, when the parties inundate us with urgent pleas for cash and TV ads depict "the enemy opponent" in these demonic black and white shots, complete with jarring music. 

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