10 Commandments for Clergy Leaders

10 Commandments for Clergy Leaders

February 26, 2018—There is no end to spin offs and parodies on The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20). I thought I’d add to the mix by offering “10 Commandments for Clergy Leaders” from a systems theory point of view. Here is…

J. B. Green Papers on Display in Advance of Inaugural Address

February 24, 2018—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives announces the freshly processed papers of James Benjamin Green. The papers, documenting Dr. Green’s life as a Presbyterian minister and a member of faculty at Columbia Theological Seminary,…

The Seven Days of Retirement: Is It Really All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

February 22, 2018—Having recently retired at the ripe old age of 62 and having given it (I felt) considerable thought and prayerful preparation, I thought that some feedback on the “before and after” would be of interest to those contemplating…

Why You Can’t Fix Some Church Committees

February 19, 2018—Congregations are, by their nature, authentic communities of faith—despite the fact that they are also organizations. That’s an insight worth keeping in mind for every congregational leader. The tendency for leaders too often is to address congregational issues…

Moving Into a More Active Spiritual Life: the Spirituality Program

February 15, 2018—When we say “spiritual formation,” what are we talking about?

For over 20 years, the Spirituality Program has been an active and vibrant part of Columbia Theological Seminary and The Center for Lifelong Learning. But what is it?…

Dr. Gale Yee to Present 2018 Kathleen O’Connor Lectures

February 14, 2018—Distinguished scholar Dr. Gale A. Yee will present the 2018 Kathleen O’Connor Lectures at Columbia Theological Seminary on March 6-7, 2018. She has served as the Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies at Episcopal Divinity School, now…

Old Dogs, New Tricks, and Learning

February 12, 2018—A participant in a recent online course introduced himself as an “old dog,” and expressed trepidation about managing his first online learning experiencea “new trick” for him. Ultimately he did just fine, with the help of an attentive…

Education by Israel Galindo

Lunar New Year for All Ages

February 8, 2018—Soon, for many of our sisters and brothers from the eastern hemisphere is the Lunar New Year celebration. I was blessed to be invited to a celebration last year by one of our students, Loann Nguyen, to her…

Lunar New Year Dragon

Hartman Receives Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

February, 6, 2018—The Louisville Institute has awarded Dr. Tim Hartman, Assistant Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary with a 2018-19 Sabbatical Grant for Researchers. Hartman’s project is titled “Apostle to the West: the Theology of Kwame Bediako.”

The Louisville…

Unraveling Wicked Problems

February 5, 2018—One of the most critical skills leaders need, arguably now more than ever, is that of problem solving. The challenges facing congregations and organizations continue to become more technologically complex, socially entangled, costly, and multi-faceted. It is evident…

Allen ’92 and Arnold ’66 Honored with 2018 Distinguished Service Awards

February 3, 2018—This coming Tuesday, February 6, the Alumni Association of Columbia Theological Seminary will gather for its Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. This year the Association will honor two alumni with the Distinguished Service Award: Kelly Sue Allen and…

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