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Reflections Following Election 2016

In the Campus Forum

Reflections Following Election 2016

By Leanne Van Dyk, President

Upwards of 60 psalms of the total number of 150 are lament psalms. These psalms give voice to my own deep sadness this morning. The presidential election culminating with last night’s results threw many here…

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Why Seminary Still Matters

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Why Seminary Still Matters

By Emily Heath, MDiv and ThM ’05

Different mainline denominations have long allowed for functioning pastors to not attend seminary. Licensed ministers, local church pastors, lay ministers and more ably fill pulpits and celebrate sacraments on Sunday mornings, often in…

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Columbia Recognized Among “Seminaries that Change the World”

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Columbia Recognized Among “Seminaries that Change the World”

Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Seminaries that Change the World, Class of 2016-17 by The Center for Faith and Service. Each year, Seminaries that Change the World identifies…

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For the Bookshelf: The Equipping Church

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For the Bookshelf: The Equipping Church

By Shelby Jones, Assistant Director at New Life Connections Ministry, Glenn Allen, Virginia

In The Equipping Church, author Sue Mallory takes her readers on the journey she and her pastor, Charles, went on as they brought their vision for Brentwood…

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Columbia Theological Seminary to Sponsor International Conference in India

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Columbia Theological Seminary to Sponsor International Conference in India

Decatur, GA—The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) has announced that its 2019 international conference will be held at United Theological College, Bangalore, India, during July 22-26. Columbia Theological Seminary will be a primary sponsor of the event.

SBL holds its…

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God’s Beating Heart

Along the Journey

God’s Beating Heart

By Monica Hix, Spirituality Program participant

As the oldest of four children and a type-A person, I have lived a life of doing and accomplishing. I learned early on that it was the path to gaining affirmation and strokes from those…

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For the Bookshelf: Letting Go, by Roy Phillips

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For the Bookshelf: Letting Go, by Roy Phillips

Reviewed by guest blogger Bryan Maupin

Roy Phillip’s Letting Go (Herndon, Virginia: The Alban Institute, 1999) starts with the assertion that ministers need to “let go” of their need to control every aspect of their congregation, and to let the…

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Offering A Little Extra

Along the Journey

Offering A Little Extra

By Jay Lynn, 2015 Thompson Scholar

Soon after moving to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, we were dining in a nicer-than-usual (for us, anyway) restaurant. At the end of the meal, our server came by and asked “Would you like…

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For the Bookshelf: Almost Christian

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For the Bookshelf: Almost Christian

The book’s thesis states that teens are “almost Christian” because of a socio-cultural turn that has changed their understanding of faith in the Christian church.

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You Have Gathered Us in a Divided Nation

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You Have Gathered Us in a Divided Nation

By Jihyun Oh, MDiv ’06

In the days after the election, in the midst of all the analysis and in the midst of many of conversations, I started noticing that some of the conversations involved an analysis of cause. Why…

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The Five People You Need as a Leader

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The Five People You Need as a Leader

You may discover these five people within your organization as work colleagues. Others may exist outside of the job environment. Regardless, they each will contribute something important to your success as a leader.

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2016 Advent Devotional Online

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2016 Advent Devotional Online

Once again, Columbia Theological Seminary has created an Advent Devotional for 2016 with meditations and devotions written by our faculty, staff, students and alumni. Some churches and individuals will be receiving the print version soon, but you may view and download it

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