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So You Want to Improve Yourself?

Dr. G. & Friends

So You Want to Improve Yourself?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

July 3, 2017—Every once in a while I get a question like the following from a former student, friend, or colleague seeking to improve themselves:

What…

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

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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,…

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Graduation, Awards for Class of 2017 Celebrated at Columbia Seminary

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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…

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How to Read Scripture Like a Boss: What We Can Learn from the Reformers

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How to Read Scripture Like a Boss: What We Can Learn from the Reformers

For many mainline and evangelical Protestants, the Reformers of the sixteenth century are our denominational heroes. Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, and Bullinger receive our homage because they liberated us from hermeneutical bondage. Or so we imagine. The Reformers fought to articulate…

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Why Change is Hard to Achieve

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Why Change is Hard to Achieve

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

July 24, 2017—Why is change so hard to achieve? One explanation is the phenomena and power of homeostasis. Whenever a leader attempts to bring about change…

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Moving Prayer

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Moving Prayer

By Kathryn Sparks, Adjunct Faculty of Liturgical Dance, Wesley Theological Seminary.

July 20, 2017—Praying through bodily movement is an ancient form of communication with God and is practiced by people of every faith expression in the world. Indeed, prayer offered through…

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The Useful and the Beautiful

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The Useful and the Beautiful

By Israel Galindo Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

July 17, 2017—One of the courses I most enjoy teaching is on educational philosophy. It’s a course that is always interesting and one I think, when…

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Beauty, Variety, and the Presence of God

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Beauty, Variety, and the Presence of God

By Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics.

Over thirty years ago, cosmologist Thomas Berry wrote,

Because our sense of the divine is so extensively derived from verbal sources, mostly through the biblical Scriptures, we seldom notice how much we…

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An Interview With LIM Faculty Member Rebecca Maccini

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An Interview With LIM Faculty Member Rebecca Maccini

July 10, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) offers the Leadership in Ministry (LIM) workshops as part of its Pastoral Excellence Programs. LIM uses Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) as a theory of practice for ministry leadership. Rebecca Maccini…

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Intentional Reformations

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Intentional Reformations

By Sarah Erickson, Director of Lifelong Learning.

I was born in 1954, in northeast Ohio, the same year as Brown v. Board of Education. My school district integrated with little fanfare, or so it seemed to me, by the time…

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Discovering What You Need in the Storm

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Discovering What You Need in the Storm

By Monica Citty Hix, Certificate in Spiritual Formation graduate.

When a winter ice storm hit Atlanta in February 2014, it wreaked havoc on the city and prompted the leadership in the Lifelong Learning program to cancel a class on Hildegard…

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