Fourth Pres Pastor Shannon Kershner to Speak at Fall Convocation

Fourth Pres Pastor Shannon Kershner to Speak at Fall Convocation

Columbia Theological Seminary has announced details for its Opening Convocation for the seminary’s 189th session. The event will be held at the Columbia Presbyterian Church located at 711 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA on September 8 at 11:00 am. This…

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New Dean of Students Appointed at Columbia Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary has announced that the Rev. Brandon T. Maxwell will be appointed as the new Dean of Students. Currently, Rev. Maxwell serves as the Assistant Director of Admissions at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and…

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New Associate Dean for Worship Life Appointed at Columbia Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary President Leanne Van Dyk announced earlier this year the creation of a new position, Associate Dean for Worship Life. “We are committed to forming our students as leaders in worshipping communities,” said Dr. Van Dyk. “After all,…

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South African Art Exhibit Co-hosted by Local Seminary and Church

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur and Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta are co-hosting a new exhibit, Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition out of South Africa. The exhibit is on display at…

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Even More (Really Exciting) Changes With Leadership in Ministry

A message from Leadership in Ministry Coordinator Bob Dibble:

My first involvement with LIM began in 1994, later joining the Faculty. In 2008 Larry Matthews asked me to consider assuming responsibilities as Coordinator of LIM so that he could more…

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Christine Roy Yoder Named Interim Dean of Faculty

Columbia Theological Seminary President Leanne Van Dyk announced that Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis Dr. Christine Roy Yoder will be appointed as the Interim Dean of Faculty effective July 11, 2016. Current Vice President of Academic Affairs and…

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Ben Campbell Johnson, Professor Emeritus Dies at Age 84

Dr. Ben Campbell Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Evangelism at Columbia Theological Seminary and the founding Director of the Spirituality program at The Center for Lifelong Learning passed away Thursday afternoon. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 17…

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New Look, New Logo for Columbia Theological Seminary

By Michael K. Thompson, Director of Communications

Last fall, I was commissioned by the Board to facilitate the task of rebranding the seminary leading up to the development of a new website. From the start it was clear in…

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Princeton Seminary Names Columbia Professor Emerita Kathleen O’Connor Distinguished Alumna

Princeton Theological Seminary invited Dr. Kathleen M. O’Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary to speak at their Alumni Reunion on May 16. In addition to giving The Edwin H. Rian Lecture on the topic “Beginnings…

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Executive VP to Fulfill New Role at Columbia Theological Seminary

Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary President Leanne Van Dyk announced the creation of a new leadership position this week, Vice President of Intercultural Leadership Development and Diversity. Dr. Van Dyk further announced the appointment of current Executive Vice President and Dean…

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