Faculty Activity

Upcoming Engagements


March 21-23, Bill Brown: Preaching and hosting at the “Southeast Symposium on Ecologically Informed Theological Education,” held at Columbia Seminary.

March 24, Jeffery Tribble: Convene the first of four Continuing Education events for the South Atlantic Episcopal District at Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Smyrna, GA.

March 27, Debra Weir: Panel Discussion among faith leaders exploring the human need for spirituality, Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios & George Levert Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

March 27-28, Israel Galindo: Planning and Orientation for Colloquies for Rural Church Clergy and Latino/a Clergy.

April 7, Bill Brown: Preaching at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona.  Afterwards he will be giving two lectures on “Thinking Theologically about the Anthropocene” at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ.

April 9-11, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry A, Lynchburg VA.

April 10, Kevin Park: Speaking at a Korean American Pastors’ Conference at Bethany Korean Presbyterian Church, Marietta, GA on the topic, “The Future of Korean American Churches.”

April 12-14, Jeffery Tribble: Presenting a paper, “The Quest for Practical Theological Wisdom in Teaching Transformative Pastoral Leadership” at the Academy of Religious Leadership Meeting which convenes in Minneapolis, MN.

April 16, Kathy Dawson: Consulting with an ecumenical group of pastors who are studying Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together on its 80th anniversary.

April 16-18, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry B, Lynchburg VA.

April 19, Martha Moore-Keish: Keynote speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Synod of the South, Columbia, SC.

April 20, Raj Nadella: Chair a seminar on Immigration at the Ecumenical Advocacy Days, an event sponsored by the National Council of Churches in the USA in Washington, DC.

April 21, Bill Harkins: Diocese of Atlanta Deacon Formation: Pastoral Care Amidst Grief and Crisis.

April 23-26, Sarah Erickson: Attending “Dragons, Frogs & Other Fairy Tales of Women in Ministry,” the National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen 2018 Triennial Conference at Montreat Conference Center. She will share resources for professional development and lifelong learning.

April 28-29 Martha Moore-Keish: Keynote speaker at women’s retreat in the Presbytery of Utah, Park City, UT.

April 28, Jeffery Tribble: Speaking for the Atlanta District Lay Academy at Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Smyrna, GA on “Worship, Music, and the Laity.”

April 29, Anna Carter Florence: Gilchrist Speaker at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.

April 30 – May 1, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry, Portland OR.

April 30-May 4, Debra Weir: With Chris Glaser, leading Beside Still Waters – a contemplative retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, AL.

May 3-4, Bill Harkins: GAMFT Clinical Conference: AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training.

May 6-9, Leanne Van Dyk, Kevin Park, and Kelly Campbell: travel to UTCWI (United Theological College of the West Indies) in Kingston, Jamaica.

May 10-12, Raj Nadella: Co-host a meeting of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, Columbia Theological Seminary.

May 11, Anna Carter Florence: Preach for Baccalaureate service at Presbyterian College.

May 14-16, Israel Galindo: Leadership in Ministry, Boston MA.

May 23-26, Raj Nadella: Present on the global refugee crisis at a gathering of global scholars sponsored by the Council for World Mission (CWM) in Mexico City, Mexico.

May 21-25, Anna Carter Florence: Lecture and preach at the Festival of Homiletics in Washington, DC.

May 28-June 4, Bill Harkins: Episcopal CREDO ~ Psychological Health Faculty ~ Lake Logan Episcopal Conference Center, Canton, North Carolina.

June 5-18, Sarah Erickson: Attending the 2018 POAMN (Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network) National Conference, “Savoring the Journey.”  She will present a workshop on June 6, “Sing Me to Heaven: Music and Faith Formation for Adults.” The Center for Lifelong Learning partners with POAMN and offers the Older Adult Ministry Network Certificate program courses annually in the spring.

June 9-10, Anna Carter Florence: Preach and lead workshops for Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Indialantic, FL with CTS alumna Kristy Ray, one of the pastors at Eastminster.

June 11, Kevin Park: Lecturing at the Seminario Teologico de Santa Montana, City of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico on “Theology of the Cross for Pilgrim People.”

June 14-16, Mindy McGarrah Sharp: Chairing Editorial Board meeting of the Journal of Pastoral Theology, and attending the Society of Pastoral Theology annual meeting in Decatur, GA.

June 18-19, Raj Nadella: Lead a bible study in plenary session of the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in St. Louis, MO. The theme is “Kin-dom of God.”

June 18-29 Martha Moore-Keish: Adult Bible study leader at Montreat Worship and Music Conferences, Montreat, NC.

June 20-21, Israel Galindo: “Perspectives on Congregational Leadership,” keynote speaker, National Association of Lutheran Intentional Interims, St. Louis.

June 20-23: Mindy McGarrah Sharp: Attending Wabash Colloquy on Writing the Scholarship of Teaching in Theology and Religion, Crawfordsville, IN.

June 24-29: Mindy McGarrah Sharp: Attending Exeter Humanities Institute, Exeter, NH.

July 16-20, Raj Nadella: Participate in the Society of Asian Biblical Scholars conference in Malang, Indonesia.

June 25-29, Anna Carter Florence: Lead 2018 Washington Island Forum co-sponsored by The Christian Century and the Wisconsin Council of Churches in Door County, Wisconsin.

July 23-28, Anna Carter Florence: Lead the Ghost Ranch Biblical Preaching Event for Synod of the Southwest at Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, New Mexico.

July 13, Raj Nadella: Facilitate a planning meeting for the 2019 International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (ISBL) in Bangalore, India.

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

Recent Awards and Honors

Tim Hartman, Assistant Professor of Theology: Awarded a 2018-19 Sabbatical Grant for Researchers by The Louisville Institute. His project is titled “Apostle to the West: the Theology of Kwame Bediako.”

Raj Nadella, Assistant Professor of New Testament: Named by The Presbyterian Church (USA) to serve on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches.

Doug Oldenburg, President Emeritus: Recipient of one of this year’s Excellence in Theological Education awards given by The Committee on Theological Education and the Theological Education Fund honoring leaders in theological education at the 2018 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Jody Sauls, Director of Human Resources: Elected to serve on the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta Personnel Committee for a three-year term.

Jeffery Tribble, Associate Professor of Ministry: Named by The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, to serve as a member of the Ecumenical Faith Formation and Leadership Table of the National Council of Churches and will serve on the planning committee of the National Council of Churches’ Christian Unity Gathering which will be held in October 2018.

Jeffery Tribble was also named to the editorial board of The A.M.E. Zion Quarterly Review as it has recently transitioned to a “peer reviewed” scholarly journal. The mission of the journal is “to disseminate the best scholarship in religious thought, pertaining to ecclesial, racial, national and global perspectives critical to the advance of the Black Church and its ecumenical witness.”


Recent Publications

Bill Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament: Essay titled “When Wisdom Fails,” in “When the Morning Stars Sang”: Essays in Honor of Choon Leong Seow on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday, ed. Scott C. Jones and Christine Roy Yoder (BZAW 500; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2018) 209-23.

Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching: Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community (Eerdmans, July 2018).

Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education: The Lines on the Palms of Your Hands: An Art Journal (Didace Press, 2017); The Sense of Things: An Art Journal (Didache Press, 2018); Awake of the River of Dreams: An Art Journal (Didache Press, 2018).

Cam Murchison, Professor Emeritus of Ministry: “Mentoring: Biblical, Theological and Practical Perspectives, ed. by Dean K. Thompson and D. Cameron Murchison (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, May 2018). Among the Columbia Seminary contributors to this volume are Walter Brueggemann, David Bartlett, Roger Nishioka, and Melva Lowry.

Charles Wiley, Director of Major Gifts, New Worshiping Communities: A Theological Reflection (Westminster John Knox, 2018); “Word, Sacrament, and New Worshiping Communities,” in Essays on the New Worshiping Communities Movement ed. Mark D. Hinds (Louisville: Witherspoon Press, 2018).

Christine Roy Yoder, Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis: Co-editor with Scott C. Jones for “When the Morning Stars Sang”: Essays in Honor of Choon Leong Seow on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday (BZAW 500; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2018).


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