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Two New Faculty Appointed at Columbia Seminary

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Two New Faculty Appointed at Columbia Seminary

March 31, 2017—On Tuesday, March 28, the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary approved the recommendations made by two search committees to President Leanne Van Dyk for the appointment of two new tenure-track faculty members: Dr. Melinda A. McGarrah…

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“I’d rather do ten funerals than one wedding”

Along the Journey

“I’d rather do ten funerals than one wedding”

Kimberly Bracken Long, Associate Professor of Worship at CTS, recently released her new book From This Day Forward: Rethinking the Christian Wedding (WJKP, 2016). She will teach an online class for the Center for Lifelong Learning in the fall of…

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Does Future Presbyterian Witness Require Younger and More Colorful Churches?

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Does Future Presbyterian Witness Require Younger and More Colorful Churches?

By Betsy Lyles and William Yoo.

Presbyterians in the United States have always sought to be a faithful Church and a diverse Church. Looking back at our history, we clearly see positive developments and grave mistakes in our desire to…

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“Yes, but is it valid?”

Dr. G. & Friends

“Yes, but is it valid?”

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

Discussing the Leadership in Ministry workshop’s focus on Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST), a friend asked where the theory fell in the divide between subjective and…

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Celebrate World Labyrinth Day with the Spirituality Program

Along the Journey

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day with the Spirituality Program

Saturday, May 6, 2017 is World Labyrinth Day. We’ll add our steps for peace to those of others around the world. The Spirituality Program and The Labyrinth Society invite you to “Walk as One at 1” in the afternoon, joining others…

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Cognition and Faith

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Cognition and Faith

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

What is the difference between religious thinking and “religiosity.” Or, what is the difference between faith and magical thinking? When I worked at a state mental hospital…

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Paul Vasey to be Columbia’s “Science for Seminaries” Lecturer on Gender Diversity

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Paul Vasey to be Columbia’s “Science for Seminaries” Lecturer on Gender Diversity

April 15,2017—Columbia Theological Seminary has invited Dr. Paul Vasey from the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) to be a “Science for Seminaries” lecturer later this month. The lectures are sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and…

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Spirituality Program Participants Share: “What Brought You Here?”

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Spirituality Program Participants Share: “What Brought You Here?”

What brought you here?

“One of the great spiritual longings of modern times is the longing for ‘depth.’ Some might call this a search for meaning or a desire for connection. But I think the longing for depth is the…

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For the Bookshelf: Women’s Lives in Biblical Times

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For the Bookshelf: Women’s Lives in Biblical Times

By Amanda Edwards, MDiv/MAPT candidate, CTS

Jennie Ebeling’s book, Women’s Lives in Biblical Times, is a unique combination of fiction and academic research from multiple sources that reconstructs women’s lives in an ancient Israel village. Ebeling was motivated to write…

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Reformation Exhibit Features Biblical Text and Art

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Reformation Exhibit Features Biblical Text and Art

April 8, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA near Atlanta is hosting a new exhibit, Sola Scriptura: Biblical Text and Art Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, through May 5, 2017. The exhibit includes…

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Yes, and… Discerning Nudgings

Along the Journey

Yes, and… Discerning Nudgings

By MaryAnn McKibben Dana, MDiv ’03.

April 6, 2017—For the past several years, I’ve been fascinated by the connections between improvisation and the spiritual life. The more I study and play with improv, the more I see it as a…

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Catalytic Leadership

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Catalytic Leadership

By Carla Toenniessen.

Has the need for differentiated leadership ever been more obvious than in our world today?  Daily troubles, misery, entanglements, confusion and dysfunction abound.  National and world events on display reveal fascinating case studies of what failed leadership looks like in vivid detail and on…

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