Conversation Between Science & Faith
Emory Presbyterian Church is hosting a new series on "Partners in the Search for Truth: The New Conversation between Science & Faith" over four Wednesdays: July 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm each night. The first and third weeks are led by Associate Pastor Tom Buchanon. The second and fourth weeks are led by our own Dr. Lisa Schrott (who is also a neuroscientist). All are welcome!
Seminary/Theological Education Sunday
September 21, 2014, is “Seminary/Theological Education Sunday” for the PC(USA), and Columbia wants to use this as an opportunity to broaden awareness of the seminary. The Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations is working now to identify churches who will welcome a member of the faculty, staff, or student body to teach, preach, and/or do a minute for mission in behalf of Columbia on that day.
If your calendar is not already committed, you are encouraged to save this date and plan to join with us as we work to “put a face” on Columbia Seminary for people on the pews. Because of the nature of this effort, no honoraria will be paid, but travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Leadership in Ministry Workshop (Atlanta) NEW Extended Learning Opportunity
Dates: Session I - Nov. 17-19, 2014
Session II – March 9-11, 2015
The Center for Lifelong Learning is a new location for Leadership in Ministry (LIM) workshops beginning in the fall of 2014. Participants will learn how the concepts of family emotional process can be applied to their own ministry contexts, and, explore the theological implications of these concepts. This program is comprised of two three-day sessions (fall and spring). Each session follows the themes of Dr. Edwin Friedman’s book, Generation to Generation, with one day devoted to each of the minister’s three interlocking families: the minister’s own personal family (nuclear and extended), congregation member families and the congregation as a family.
The Program fee of $480 includes all program fees, refreshments and six meals for each session (dinner Monday through lunch Wednesday. Housing on campus is available for an additional cost).
Preaching the Verbs - A New Approach to Preaching
If you do a quick survey of any Bible passage, you’ll find that the verbs dominate. It’s what we do and don’t do that preoccupies human beings. And it’s the verbs we cannot imagine for ourselves (live, liberate, forgive, resurrect) that the church offers, and that we reach for, week after week. Dr. Anna Carter Florence puts a twist on dramatic theory and invites us to read the biblical “script” by focusing on the verbs that are given and chosen by the characters. What new things will we see and hear in both our sacred text and our human drama when we connect the verbs? How can that, in turn, change and renew our preaching?
Instructors: Dr. Anna Carter Florence, John Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, assisted by Rev. Khalia Williams, Chapel Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of Worship and Preaching.
Want to stay for an entire week, for independent study/worship planning? See extended stay housing option, or indicate on registration form number of additional nights (departure Friday, May 8).