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Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Children’s Spirituality, Faith, and Nurture
Date: 10/3/2015 - 10/30/2015
This course is part of an online series (“Contemporary Readings Series”) for persons interested in developing their understanding of contemporary issues in Christian Education. Through selected readings in the literature, studies, and writings of contemporary writers and researchers in the field of Christian Education, participants will review current topics and trends that impact and inform ministry practice. This year’s focus is on children, faith formation, and children’s ministries.
Instructor: Israel Galindo
Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life
Date: 10/8/2015 - 10/11/2015
Discover the key ideas and foundational practices for the grand adventure of life in the Spirit! During this Thursday evening - Sunday afternoon course, you will explore the origins of the Christian spiritual tradition, while learning the formative elements of Biblical, monastic, and Christian spirituality from the Reformation onward. The schedule includes time for personal reflection through guided journaling — an exercise for exploring your own unique journey with the living God. You will also get to know fellow participants in small group and one-on-one settings, which will support your practical application of the knowledge acquired over the course.
Location: Columbia Theological Seminary
Instructors: Stan Saunders, Brennan Breed, Carl McColman, and Debra Weir
Friday Night Lights Out, Game On
Time: 6:00 pm
There will be a Game Night at the library 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Pizza, drinks, and glow in the dark necklaces. Capture the flag? Sardines? Hide and Go Seek In the Dark? The library is yours for the night! Fun for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).
FTE: Human Origins
Time: 2:45 pm
Join us for the Fellowship for Theological Discussion! Open to all students and their families. 3-4PM every Friday at The Marlay House in decatur. Meet in front of NRH at 2:45 for carpool. Non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers to share are on the school.
10/9 "Discussion of Human Origins and the Imago Dei"
Blessing of the Animals Worship Service
Time: 12:00 noon -12:30 pm
All faculty, staff and students are invited to join us in Campbell Hall Chapel for a Blessing of the Animals worship service led by Dr. Skip Johnson, Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students
2015 Smyth Lectures: Dr. Lamin Sanneh
Date: 10/13/2015 - 10/15/2015
Come hear distinguished scholar Dr. Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, give the 2015 Smyth Lectures for Columbia Theological Seminary on October 13–15:
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
"The New World and Renewal of Mission: The American Revolution Recast"
Wednesday, October 14 at 12 noon
"The Dark Continent Breached: A Race Freed and a Society Formed"
Thursday, October 15 at 12 noon
"Chains Removed, Hope Revived"
The American Revolution broke political ties with Britain, and in the process shattered old ideas of church and society. Old World ideas of birth and breeding gave way to New World values of opportunity and enterprise, offering a second chance to victims and the oppressed. Displaced and oppressed populations now mattered more as the agents and leaders than merely as the objects of mission. They and their Western supporters created the new pathway to change Africa from being the source of the slave trade to becoming its implacable enemy. The biographies of the New World Africans who spearheaded the missionary outreach to Africa offer a new understanding of the forces that brought about Africa's statistical transformation into the Christian stronghold it has become in our day. The lessons of this development are to be found in the ideas and values of the Founders of the New Republic.
The 2015 Smyth Lectures will be offered free to the public each day in the Harrington Center Chapel on the Columbia Seminary campus located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA.
Faith in Sweet Auburn: The Next Chapter
Time: 7:00 pm
Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins will be present to greet and talk about this exhibition of his photography at 7:00 pm at the Apex Museum. The show features 20 - 11 x 14 prints and videos produced that he will talk about and take questions. He says, “This work is about my engagement with the process of revitalization along Auburn Avenue in Atlanta Georgia as I celebrate what was, what is and what is to come. It is about the places, the people and moments that reflect my relationship with memory and revival.” Details here.
Forum: Liz Boase
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
All faculty, staff and students are invited to join us in the Ellis Room for forum led by Visiting Scholar Liz Boase
TWO Birthday Celebration
Time: 10:00 am
TWO will host a birthday celebration on Oct 21 in the Refectory during coffee hour. We will be making baked goods to set out for all students to enjoy with coffee. We are celebrating students and faculty who have had birthdays between September and December.
Landscapes of Renewal
Date: 10/22/2015 - 10/25/2015
Scholars have only recently appreciated how the natural landscape of ancient Palestine helped to shape the language of Scripture. Through guided study, open discussion, and meditative practice, we will as pilgrims explore these ancient landscapes with an eye toward discerning the underlying values and hopes that shaped them for what they are. We will learn how to "see" the biblical text, to encounter the text visually, and in so doing begin to shape our own landscapes of renewal and hope for today.
Leader: Bill Brown
Location: Montreat Conference Center