Presence, Listening and Depth: An Invitation to Spiritual Direction

Presence, Listening and Depth: An Invitation to Spiritual Direction

By Debra Weir, Associate Director, Spirituality and Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminiary

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….

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

Six “Tells” of a Differentiated Leader

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

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…

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

Columbia Seminary Accepting Applications for 2017 Thompson Scholars

Decatur, GA—Thompson Scholars 2017, Evangelism and Social Justice, will take place May 2-5, 2017 at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus.

The United States and the global community have recently witnessed an amplified outcry for justice. This…

Columbia Seminary is accepting applications for 2017 Thompson evangelism scholars

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

By Rev. Brandon T. Maxwell, Dean of Students, Columbia Theological Seminary

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…

seminary like Holy Week analogy

For the Bookshelf: The Equipping Church

By Shelby Jones, Assistant Director at New Life Connections Ministry, Glenn Allen, Virginia

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…

Columbia Theological Seminary to Sponsor International Conference in India

Decatur, GA—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. Columbia Theological Seminary will be a primary sponsor of the event.

SBL holds its…

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

God’s Beating Heart

By Monica Hix, Spirituality Program participant

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…

God's beating heart through Centering Prayer