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@ThisPoint Spring 2014
The Spring edition of @ThisPoint is now up at www.atthispoint.net. In the lead article, Rodger Nishioka examines the relationship between imagination and theology in five acts. Responses are offered by Kim Clayton, Susan Hylen, and Casey Thompson. Lesson plans were prepared by recent alumna Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk.
Attention May Graduates!
March 3 – 14 Sale: $20 discount on all Custom Diploma Frames ordered between now and March 14!
- Classic = $145 (normally $165)
- Windsor = $155 (normally $175)
- Prestige are each $155 (normally $175.
A $35.00 deposit required with your order. Frames may be picked up the week of graduation. Save $35 in shipping costs by ordering from the bookstore! Come by the CTS Bookstore and see our samples!
Clothes Closet Spring Transition
The big season change at the Clothes Closet will take place Thursday, 3/6 and will reopen on Thursday, 3/13. Come in and get the last of the winter clothing before Thursday! Then hello Spring!
March Library News
The library will be closed Wednesday, March 5 (will open from 4pm to 10pm) in order for the staff to participate in the CTS COMMUNITY DAY OF LEARNING, REFLECTION, AND ACTION.
The John Bulow Campbell Library presents a new exhibit
The Texts of Christianity: featuring Christian texts from around the world
The JBCL will be sending out courtesy and overdue notices via email tomorrow for the first time. They are addressed to official CTS email addresses. If you have any issues, please notify us!
Library & Resources
The CTS faculty recently approved the adoption of the 8th edition of Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers as the official style guide for Columbia Seminary. The 8th edition of Turabian offers changes that include:
- Updated coverage on finding and using digital sources (including Twitter, Kindle editions, blogs, and more)
- Alignment with the most recent Chicago Manual of Style, the sixteenth edition
- Revised guidelines—vetted by dissertation officials nationwide—for formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission
- An updated discipline-specific bibliography, organized by subject area, that lists current sources for research and style issues
JBC Library Adds Twentieth-Century Religious Thought to Online CollectionsTwentieth Century Religious Thought is a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection of works related to key worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century. Included in the collection are:
- A significant collection of the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
- A selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr.
- English-language editions of key authors such as Hans Urs von Baltasar, Rudolf Bultmann, James Cone, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Henri de Lubac, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Dorothee Sölle, and Ernst Troeltsch.
Access the database via the CTS alphabetical listing of databases: http://atoz.ebsco.com/Providers/1600
The John Bulow Campbell Library presents a new exhibit
THE TEXTS OF CHRISTIANITY: FEATURING CHRISTIAN TEXTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
1st Presbyterian Women's Transitional Center
Serve as an overnight volunteer for the 1st Presbyterian Church Women's Transitional Center. Enjoy a home-cooked meal, good conversation with the residents, and a quiet night. Never been? Accompany Claudia Aguilar or Kristy Ray on their nights! Contact Jennie Sankey if interested.
Monday, March 3
April 7-Go with Claudia Aguilar
April 15- Go with Kristy Ray
Friday Lenten Sandwich Making
Consider sandwich making as a Lenten practice! All are invited to come to the refectory during coffee hour Fridays during Lent (March 14, 28 and April 4 and 18) to make PB&J sandwiches to donate to Central Presbyterian's Outreach Center, which will be given out to those in need. If you would like to coordinate a sandwich making day (set up and clean up), let Jennie Sankey know.
2014-15 Student Coordinating Council Elections!
Elections for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the executive council of SCC.
March 5 - Nominations due by 11:59p to Steve Sankey at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 11 and 12- Elections held in Refectory. Check your CTS Mailbox for your ballot.
Elections for Senior and Junior Class President, Representative (to serve on SCC) and Senior and Junior Class representatives for the Nominating Committee.
March 14 - Nominations for Class officers are due at 11:59p to Steve Sankey at email@example.com
March 25 and 26 - Elections held in Refectory. Check your CTS Mailbox for your ballot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find the job descriptions for the officers? On the school website at: http://www.ctsnet.edu/files/documents/SS_SCCOperationsManual.pdf
Can I run for an SCC office and a Class office? Yes. Elections for SCC offices will occur first. Nominations for the class offices are due the Friday following those elections.
What if I am not on campus to vote? You may cast an absentee ballot via email. If you would like an absentee ballot, email Steve Sankey at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 10.
WCC Seeks Stewards for Summer Meeting
Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) Stewards Program for the WCC Central Committee meeting, which will be held here June 26-July 10, 2014. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. Before the meeting begins, stewards will follow an on-site ecumenical learning program, exposing them to the key issues of the worldwide ecumenical movement. During the Central Committee meeting stewards will assist in the areas of worship, floor management, documentation, communications and other administrative and support tasks. Following the meeting, stewards will design ecumenical projects that they will implement in their churches and communities upon their return. The WCC Stewards Program is a unique ecumenical experience of togetherness with other young people from different churches, countries and cultures. Applicants are invited to send a completed application form to the WCC youth program no later than February 21, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/what-we-do/youth/stewards
Spring Hours for Clothes Closet
The Clothes Closet is a ministry for missionaries and members of the CTS community located at 235 Inman Drive. Fall Clothes Closet hours are as follows:
Monday 10-12, 1-4, 4:-7
Tuesday 10-4, 4:30-6:15
Thursday 10 -7
Please note that the Clothes Closet is maintained by volunteers who may occasionally need to cancel their time slot without notice.