Presence, Listening and Depth: An Invitation to Spiritual Direction

Presence, Listening and Depth: An Invitation to Spiritual Direction

December 29, 2016—One of the great spiritual longings of modern times is the longing for ‘depth.’ Some might call this a search for meaning or a desire for connection. But I think the longing for depth is the longing for…

Presence, listening, depth, as an invitation to spiritual direction

Six “Tells” of a Differentiated Leader

December 26, 2016—I had an interesting conversation with a doctoral student during a recent trip. He was at the proposal writing stage of his study but struggling with putting his thoughts together. He said he wanted to “study something about…

For the Bookshelf: How to Think Theologically

While many persons might consider theological reflection to be a practice best suited for religious scholars, Howard Stone and James Duke, in How To Think Theologically, present the case that all Christians should be theologians.

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

Six Responses of Differentiated Leaders

Especially in times of acute systemic anxiety and symptomatic reactivity, effective leaders will work on focusing on the repertoire that will help them navigate the storm.

Seminary Is a Lot Like Holy Week

December 8, 2016—When I started seminary a third-year student pulled me aside to offer a forecast of the next three years of my life. She said, “You know, seminary is a lot like Holy Week. During orientation, everyone is excited,…

For the Bookshelf: The Equipping Church

December 5, 2016—In The Equipping Church, author Sue Mallory takes her readers on the journey she and her pastor, Charles, went on as they brought their vision for Brentwood Presbyterian Church to reality. This book is a wonderful resource for…

Columbia Theological Seminary to Sponsor International Conference in India

December 4, 2016—The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) has announced that its 2019 international conference will be held at United Theological College, Bangalore, India, during July 22-26, 2019. Columbia Theological Seminary will be a primary sponsor of the event.


Dr. Raj Nadella from India teaching biblical scholarship from the New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

God’s Beating Heart

December 1, 2016—As the oldest of four children and a type-A person, I have lived a life of doing and accomplishing. I learned early on that it was the path to gaining affirmation and strokes from those I loved. It even…

God's beating heart through Centering Prayer