Ministry to the “Living Saints”: Older Adult Ministry Certificate

Ministry to the “Living Saints”: Older Adult Ministry Certificate

April 27, 2017—As the Older Adult Ministry (OAM) Certificate program, a partnership with POAMN (Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network) enters its third year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of three who have recently completed the program and received their Certificate…

“Yes, but is it valid?”

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

April 24, 2017—Discussing the Leadership in Ministry workshop’s focus on Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST), a friend asked where the theory fell in the divide between…

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day with the Spirituality Program

April 20, 2017—Saturday, May 6, 2017 is World Labyrinth Day. We’ll add our steps for peace to those of others around the world. The Spirituality Program and The Labyrinth Society invite you to “Walk as One at 1” in the afternoon,…

Cognition and Faith

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

April 17, 2017—What is the difference between religious thinking and “religiosity.” Or, what is the difference between faith and magical thinking? When I worked at a state…

Cognition, faith and religiosity presented by Matthew Hutson

Paul Vasey to be Columbia’s “Science for Seminaries” Lecturer on Gender Diversity

April 15,2017—Columbia Theological Seminary has invited Dr. Paul Vasey from the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) to be a “Science for Seminaries” lecturer later this month. The lectures are sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and…

Spirituality Program Participants Share: “What Brought You Here?”

April 13, 2017—What brought you here?

“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…

For the Bookshelf: Women’s Lives in Biblical Times

By Amanda Edwards, MDiv/MAPT candidate.

Jennie Ebeling’s book, Women’s Lives in Biblical Times, is a unique combination of fiction and academic research from multiple sources that reconstructs women’s lives in an ancient Israel village. Ebeling was motivated to write the…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

Reformation Exhibit Features Biblical Text and Art

April 8, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA near Atlanta is hosting a new exhibit, Sola Scriptura: Biblical Text and Art Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, through May 5, 2017. The exhibit includes…

Yes, and… Discerning Nudgings

By MaryAnn McKibben Dana, MDiv ’03.

April 6, 2017—For the past several years, I’ve been fascinated by the connections between improvisation and the spiritual life. The more I study and play with improv, the more I see it as a…

Catalytic Leadership

By Carla Toenniessen.

Has the need for differentiated leadership ever been more obvious than in our world today?  Daily troubles, misery, entanglements, confusion and dysfunction abound.  National and world events on display reveal fascinating case studies of what failed leadership looks like in vivid detail and on…

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