Center for Lifelong Learning Provides Online Certificate for Elders

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…

Columbia Theological Seminary Begins Certification with Green Seminary Initiative

November 11, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary is one of fifteen seminaries across the United States and in Costa Rica to sign on to a rigorous 3-year certification program to integrate environmental care into all aspects of their institutional and community life.

New Chief Enrollment Management Officer for Columbia Theological Seminary

November 7, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary announced today the hiring of a new Chief Enrollment Management Officer. Starting January 2018, the Rev. Ruth-Aimée Belonni-Rosario will lead the institution’s admissions and financial aid efforts.

Belonni-Rosario has a proven record of effectiveness in…

Columbia Seminary Explores Reformations Then and Now

October 16, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary is hosting a conference in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation that started it all. Reformations Then and Now takes place January 22-25, 2018 on the seminary…

New Major Gifts Officer for Columbia Theological Seminary

October 16, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary announced today the appointment of a new Director of Major Gifts. Charles A. Wiley III currently serves as the Associate Director for Theology, Worship, and Education Ministries for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Wiley is the…

David Bartlett, Distinguished Preacher and Scholar, Dies at 76

October 13, 2017—Dr. David L. Bartlett, an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, USA who served parishes in Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; and Oakland, CA passed away early Thursday morning. He was the J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor…

Sea Kayaking in the Bahamas: An Eco-Travel Seminar

October 30 is deadline to register for “Sea Kayaking in the Bahamas: An Eco-Travel Seminar” an innovative travel opportunity offered through The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary. This unique experiential learning opportunity combines island camping, kayaking on…

CLL Receives Lilly Grant to Serve Pastors in Crisis and Pastors Who Innovate

June 24, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary has received a $50,000 planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through Thriving in Ministry, a new initiative that seeks to support selected religious organizations in creating or enhancing programs…

CLL Receives Wabash Grant for Design of Classroom and Online Teaching Methods

June 6, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary announced the award of a small project grant to form a teaching and learning collaborative to explore teaching methods in classroom performance and design of online education. The…

Mark Douglas Receives Nohria Grant for “War in a Warming World”

June 3, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Professor of Christian Ethics Mark Douglas has been awarded a grant from the Nohria Family Charitable Fund for $70,000. He will use the grant to write the second of three projected volumes, tentatively collectively titled,…

Dawson and Moore-Keish Approved to Faculty Chairs at Columbia Seminary

May 24, 2017—During the Spring meetings for the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary recommendations were approved to appoint Dr. Kathy Dawson and Dr. Martha Moore-Keish to occupy faculty chairs. Dr. Kathy Dawson is now the Benton Family Associate…

Graduation, Awards for Class of 2017 Celebrated at Columbia Seminary

May 21, 2017— On Saturday, May 20, Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. At this year’s graduation, 55 students were awarded degrees in six graduate degree programs. Four graduates received dual…

Sharol Rhodes Hayner, wife of former president Steve Hayner, received her D.Min. degree at graduation today.

Alumnus Davis Hankins Wins 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

May 13, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary alumnus Davis Hankins (’05) is one of this year’s winners of the 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, an international award given annually by Forschungsinstitut Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie to outstanding first books…

Paul Vasey to be Columbia’s “Science for Seminaries” Lecturer on Gender Diversity

April 15,2017—Columbia Theological Seminary has invited Dr. Paul Vasey from the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) to be a “Science for Seminaries” lecturer later this month. The lectures are sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and…

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