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Any events involving a room reservation must be confirmed on the calendar through the Business Office (Miguel Chavez at 404-687-4510 or ChavezM@CTSnet.edu).
Date: 11/30/2015 - 12/4/2015
Time: 10:00 am
November 30 – December 4 from 10:00 am till Noon in the Richards Center.
- Monday: “I’m thankful for Columbia because…….” Using a customized white board, students will be ask to fill in the blank “I’m thankful for Columbia because……..” Pictures will be taken and posted to the website and Facebook.
- Tuesday: Thank-A-Donor Day. A two-hour letter writing session for students who have to write mandatory scholarship letters. This will be a chance for students to write their contractual letters of appreciation in a fun and group setting.
- Wednesday: Thank the Faculty Day. Cards will be available in the refectory for students to write their thanks to faculty. Cards will be placed in faculty mailboxes the next day.
- Thursday: Thank the Staff Day. Cards will be available in the refectory for students to write their thanks to staff. Cards will be placed in staff mailboxes the next day.
Time: 1:30 pm
The Student Coordinating Council will meet on December 1 from 1:30-3:00 pm in BLC 103.
Justice and Mercy
Time: 2:00 pm
The Interfaith Coalition to End the Death Penalty has lined up a good program and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta is providing the space and logistics for a first-class event. Details and registration.
Time: 12:00 noon -12:30 pm
All faculty, staff and students are invited to join us in Campbell Hall Chapel for a Kwanzaa service led by AHSA
Coffee & Prayer with AHSA
Time: 10:00 am
African Heritage Seminarian Association (AHSA) is sponsoring "Coffee and Prayer Time" on Monday, Dec 14 from 10:00 -10:25 am. We will meet in the "sofa" room across from the bookstore. All are welcome to attend.
Time: 1:30 pm
The Student Coordinating Council will meet on January 12 from 1:30-3:00 pm in BLC 103.
Grounded: Exploring the Sense of the Sacred within Us and the World
Date: 1/19/2016 - 1/21/2016
Much ink is spilled on the digital and written page about the state of religion in the 21st Century. Our vocabulary is peppered with terms such as the Nones, the Dones, and the Spiritual but Not Religious. But what if what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God?
Join leading commentator on religion, politics, and culture Diana Butler Bass and members of the Columbia Theological Seminary faculty in exploring the contours of what Bass terms a spiritual revolution. Our sense of the sacred is changing, but God continues to be at work in the world, leading us to a more grounded, integrative, and experiential theology.
Metaphors, Imagination, and the Art of the Psalms
Date: 1/28/2016 - 1/31/2016
The Psalter contains some of the most artful and evocative language in all of Scripture. Chief among its poetic features is the frequent use of metaphors to describe the contours of faith and the character of God. From the transplanted tree of Psalm 1 to the watchful shepherd of Psalm 23 to the sun-soaked Torah of Psalm 119, the Psalter stirs our theological imaginations and prompts us to understand God, the world, and ourselves in ever new and creative ways. In this course we will explore the metaphorical landscape of the Psalter and reflect on how this artful language functions to nurture our spirituality, and infuse our lives and ministries with imagination. Giving special attention to the intersection of the Psalter’s literary imagery with ancient and contemporary visual art, participants will have the opportunity to create and share their own metaphors about God and faith.
Instructor: Ryan Bonfiglio
Time: 1:30 pm
The Student Coordinating Council will meet on February 2 from 1:30-3:00 pm in BLC 103.
Spirituality in the Smartphone Age
Date: 2/16/2016 - 2/18/2016
Some commentators praise the power of technology to help us organize and connect. Others say the Internet is decimating our attention spans and weakening our relationships in real life. The truth is somewhere in between. This workshop will give participants a theological grounding to navigate the joys and perils of this continually-evolving digital age, and practical wisdom to apply in the context of their ministry settings. This program is for pastors, Christian educators, and other church leaders charged with helping congregations think critically and live faithfully as 21st century followers of Jesus.
Instructor: MaryAnn McKibben Dana