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New Chief Enrollment Management Officer for Columbia Theological Seminary

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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…

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Five Practices to Lower Anxiety in the Current Political Climate

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Five Practices to Lower Anxiety in the Current Political Climate

October 19, 2017—There are a lot of swirling currents in our society today. It’s easy to get reactive in response to all that is going on, whatever your political position. After the election last November, I realized I had to…

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“What has our church been doing wrong?”

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“What has our church been doing wrong?”

September 14, 2017—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.

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Old Molly and the Flipped Switch

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Old Molly and the Flipped Switch

My memory holds many stories from my childhood. Two continue to shape me in profound ways.

Old Molly is a true story, first told to me by my grandmother. Old Molly was the family’s only cow, highly valued because she…

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Atlanta Area Seminary Builds Relationships in Korea

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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…

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Leadership Lessons from Baboons

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Leadership Lessons from Baboons

November 13, 2017—Robert Sapolsky, the hirsute professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Stanford University, has been studying stress in primate populations for years (he is also a master lecturermany a classroom professor can learn a thing or two watching…

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Columbia Theological Seminary Begins Certification with Green Seminary Initiative

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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.

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A Heart Full of Neart

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A Heart Full of Neart

November 9, 2017—This Irish wordneartis an odd, misspelled-looking little word for a beautiful and expansive concept. It is the idea of the spiritual energy of all living things, of the creative power of God. The…

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Helping Children Deal With Grief

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Helping Children Deal With Grief

November 6, 2017—Agreement among my clergy colleagues is they would rather do funerals than weddings. And lately, it seems, most of the clergy I know conduct more funerals than weddings these daysat least so they report. A funeral often is…

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A Grand and Unusual Invitation!

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A Grand and Unusual Invitation!

November 2, 2017—An Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life. What a grand and unusual invitation. In this fast-paced, busy world we live in, we are inviting you to pause for a long weekend . . . to…

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Courageous Leaders

Dr. G. & Friends

Courageous Leaders

October 30, 2017—Courageous leaders, which seem to be in short supply lately, are one of the most important facets of congregational leadership. Courage is the flip side to the claim to authority for the authentification of the leadership position. And…

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