FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Decatur, GA— Four members of the Columbia Theological Seminary community are involved in the publication of a new Presbyterian hymnal which is scheduled for release in 2013. Serving on the 15-member Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song (PCOCS) is Dr. Paul Huh, assistant professor of worship and director of Korean American ministries. Dr. Kimberly Bracken Long, assistant professor of worship, is a consultant on the liturgical section of the hymnal. Adam Copeland, M.Div. 2009, is also serving on the PCOCS, and Meg Flannagan, M.Div. 2006, is the marketing manager for the hymnal.
The work of the PCOCS has included analysis of other denominations’ hymnals, contemporary praise and worship trends, newly composed hymns, global music, and previous Presbyterian hymnals. The committee will present a final list of hymns to the 220th General Assembly of the PC(USA) meeting next summer in Pittsburgh.
Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Currently 421 students are enrolled, representing 30 denominations, 34 states, and 10 countries. More information about Columbia: http://www.ctsnet.edu.