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Discussing Church: Disability, Donuts, Faith, and Friendship

Along the Journey

Discussing Church: Disability, Donuts, Faith, and Friendship

August 31, 2017—Sitting down to dinner with a group of friends with intellectual disabilities, I asked if they’d help me with this blog post on how churches can be more intentional about welcoming and fully involving people with intellectual disabilities….

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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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Best Procedure for Teaching Facts

Dr. G. & Friends

Best Procedure for Teaching Facts

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

September 18, 2017—While facts are not altogether the most important thing in learning, they remain, nevertheless very important. Acquiring factual knowledge is fundamental, but not rudimentary….

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“What has our church been doing wrong?”

Along the Journey

“What has our church been doing wrong?”

This was a question posed to me by a very concerned member of the congregation a year into my time there as interim pastor there. As happens often during interim periods, church membership, attendance, and giving were lower.

Often, many…

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Role vs. Function: Which do you most focus on?

Dr. G. & Friends

Role vs. Function: Which do you most focus on?

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

September 11, 2017—A friend recently shifted from an associate pastor position (“second chair”) to senior pastor (“first chair”) in his congregation. This is not a common…

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“Yes, And . . .”—Wholehearted Guest, Rev. Marthame Sanders

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“Yes, And . . .”—Wholehearted Guest, Rev. Marthame Sanders

September 7, 2017Lisle Gwynn Garrity, MDiv and MAPT ’15, recently interviewed Marthame Sanders on her blog A Sanctified Art. She has generously allowed us to repost their interview. If you like Marthame’s use of creativity and improv in…

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What May Congregations Look Like?

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What May Congregations Look Like?

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

September 4, 2017—The formation of the congregation as an expression of Church happened before the close of the New Testament era in the first century. Jesus’…

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A Prayer for Houston

In the Campus Forum

A Prayer for Houston

By President Leanne Van Dyk.

Everlasting God, in this time of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, we offer our prayers for all of the people of Houston and those in the pathway of the storm.

We are mindful of the…

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3 More Persistent Myths About Leadership

Dr. G. & Friends

3 More Persistent Myths About Leadership

August 28, 2017—There are many persistent myths about what leadership is all about. Pastors and lay leaders alike are subject to an enormous amount of mixed messages about what leadership is and what it entails. Some lay leaders tend to…

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Biblical Terror

Along the Journey

Biblical Terror

August 24, 2107—Everywhere we turn, it seems we come face to face with terror: a missile threat from North Korea, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, a refugee crisis in South Sudan, and the seemingly ubiquitous specter racism, sexism, violence,…

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