New Associate Dean for Worship Life Appointed at Columbia Seminary

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,…

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:

June 8, 2016—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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Executive VP to Fulfill New Role at Columbia Theological Seminary

April 28, 2016—Columbia Theological Seminary President Leanne Van Dyk announced the creation of a new leadership position this week, Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Dr. Van Dyk further announced the appointment of current Executive Vice President and Dean…

Prof. Brennan Breed Wins 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

April 13, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Assistant Professor of Old Testament Brennan W. Breed is being honored for his work, Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2014). He is among ten winners to receive the…

Center for Lifelong Learning Seeks 2016 Guthrie Scholars

The Center for Lifelong Learning is accepting applications for the 2016 Guthrie Scholars Cohort. This is a limited enrollment opportunity to engage in five days of independent study among a small group of clergy, educators and other church…

Calvin Theological Seminary Names Columbia President Leanne Van Dyk Distinguished Alumna

March 8, 2016—The Board of Trustees and the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary recently invited Columbia Theological Seminary President Leanne Van Dyk to attend their Commencement this year to receive that seminary’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Just less than a year…

Columbia Seminary to Host Lecture on Science of Human Microbiome

March 1, 2016—Columbia Theological Seminary has invited Dr. Claire M. Fraser, Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, to be the next lecturer as part of its “Science for…

Rodger Nishioka to Join Staff of Village Church

Dr. Rodger Nishioka has announced his resignation as Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary effective March 31, 2016. He was recently introduced to the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS as their new director…

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Columbia Seminary Professor to Discuss Biodiversity at AAAS Annual Meeting

Washington, DC—Columbia Theological Seminary’s William Brown, the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, will present a paper at the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting on “Theological Reasons for Protecting Biodiversity.” The talk will be presented on Saturday, February 13,…

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Sugirtharajah to Present Kathleen O’Connor Lectures

Distinguished scholar Dr. R.S. Sugirtharajah, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Hermeneutics at the University of Birmingham, U.K. will present the Kathleen O’Connor Lectures at Columbia Theological Seminary on March 1-2, 2016. Dr. Sugirtharajah’s first lecture is titled “Marginal Mappers, Eternal Outsiders…

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