Columbia Seminary Honors 2018 Graduates

Columbia Seminary Honors 2018 Graduates

May 22, 2018—Last Saturday, Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. This year, 67 students were awarded degrees in six graduate degree programs. Fourteen graduates received dual degrees in the Master of Divinity…

C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives Releases Ormond Papers

April 21, 2018—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the release of the personal papers of Dr. J. Will Ormond, Jr at The John Bulow Campbell Library on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus. A…

Lisa Weaver Named Assistant Professor of Worship

April 10, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Ms. Lisa M. Weaver as Assistant Professor of Worship. Ms. Weaver, a Ph.D. candidate in Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology at The Catholic University of America, will…

Dean of Students Brandon Maxwell Promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Life

April 9, 2018—Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President of Columbia Theological Seminary, has promoted the Rev. Brandon Maxwell to be Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Life, effective immediately.

“Brandon Maxwell has, in his two years here at Columbia Seminary,…

Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

April 9, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Dr. Love L. Sechrest to be the school’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Associate Professor of New Testament. She is currently…

Presbyterian Women Fund Joint Community Gardening Effort

April 4, 2018—The Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church non-profit (HSHC) and Columbia Presbyterian Church (CPC) have announced a new collaborative effort for community gardening in Decatur, GA. It will be funded by a $26,800 grant awarded from the Presbyterian Women of the…

J. B. Green Papers on Display in Advance of Inaugural Address

February 24, 2018—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives announces the freshly processed papers of James Benjamin Green. The papers, documenting Dr. Green’s life as a Presbyterian minister and a member of faculty at Columbia Theological Seminary,…

Dr. Gale Yee to Present 2018 Kathleen O’Connor Lectures

February 14, 2018—Distinguished scholar Dr. Gale A. Yee will present the 2018 Kathleen O’Connor Lectures at Columbia Theological Seminary on March 6-7, 2018. She has served as the Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies at Episcopal Divinity School, now…

Hartman Receives Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers

February, 6, 2018—The Louisville Institute has awarded Dr. Tim Hartman, Assistant Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary with a 2018-19 Sabbatical Grant for Researchers. Hartman’s project is titled “Apostle to the West: the Theology of Kwame Bediako.”

The Louisville…

Allen ’92 and Arnold ’66 Honored with 2018 Distinguished Service Awards

February 3, 2018—This coming Tuesday, February 6, the Alumni Association of Columbia Theological Seminary will gather for its Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. This year the Association will honor two alumni with the Distinguished Service Award: Kelly Sue Allen and…

New Colloquy Announced for Rural Churches and for Latino/a Clergy

January 30, 2018—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary is accepting applications for the first new programs made possible by a $1 million grant to expand its Pastoral Excellence Program. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment…

Columbia Seminary Receives Wabash Grant for “Exercising Our Faith” Project

January 20, 2018—Columbia Theological Seminary announced the award of a small project grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for a new effort called “Exercising Our Faith: Moving Towards Greater Health and Wholeness.” The…

Columbia Seminary Receives Major Lilly Grant for Thriving in Ministry Initiative

December 22, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary was awarded a grant of $1 million to expand the Pastoral Excellence Programs offered through The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL). The grant is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry Initiative.The initiative supports a variety of religious organizations…

Center for Lifelong Learning Provides Online Certificate for Elders

November 18, 2017—The Presbytery of Wabash Valley based in Rochester, IN recently completed its first course as part of a new effort to provide online education for leaders in local churches. A new Ruling Elder Certificate Program was created by…

Atlanta Area Seminary Builds Relationships in Korea

November 15, 2017—Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President of Columbia Theological Seminary, and Dr. Kevin Park, Associate Dean for Advanced Professional Studies, are visiting Presbyterian seminaries, universities, and churches in South Korea during November 6-16. Drs. Van Dyk and Park will…

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