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Learning to Love the “Habit” of Prayer

Along the Journey

Learning to Love the “Habit” of Prayer

May 31, 2018—We human beings are creatures of habit.

We brush our teeth in the same direction, we take the same route to work, we fold our clothes or make our beds in pretty much the same manner day after…

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Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

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Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

April 9, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Dr. Love L. Sechrest to be the school’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Associate Professor of New Testament. She is currently…

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For the Bookshelf: The Imitation of Christ

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For the Bookshelf: The Imitation of Christ

June 18, 2018—At the very beginning of the 15th Century, the German, Thomas a Kempis, became a monk in an Augustinian monastery in the Netherlands. This monastery was comprised of priests who were members of the Brethren of Common Life,…

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When Option A is not Available…

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When Option A is not Available…

About fifteen years ago, the great jazz musician Wynton Marsalis performed a rendition of Victor Young’s ballad from the 1930s, “I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You.” Marsalis performed unaccompanied, and according to David Hadju in The…

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Is There A Rulebook On Forced Terminations?

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Is There A Rulebook On Forced Terminations?

June 11, 2018—After facilitating a session of participants’ stories at a Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat, I was asked, “Is there a rulebook on forced termination?” He had observed the similar “dynamics” or “rules” in the stories. At every retreat the…

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The Coaching Institute Comes to Columbia Theological Seminary

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The Coaching Institute Comes to Columbia Theological Seminary

June 7, 2018—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary announces the launch of a new certificate program, The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS).  This certificate program and its instructors are accredited by the International Coach…

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For the Bookshelf: Revelations of Divine Love

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For the Bookshelf: Revelations of Divine Love

June 4, 2018—The first confirmed English woman writer was Julian of Norwich. At the age of thirty years, Julian experienced a series of revelations or showings which manifested themselves in her senses, in her mind, and through insights exceeding her…

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Don’t Waste Your Pain

Dr. G. & Friends

Don’t Waste Your Pain

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Center for Lifelong Learning has partnered with the Ministering to Ministers Foundation to help address the crises of clergy forced termination. If you have experienced a forced termination from your ministry consider attending the Healthy Transitions Wellness…

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Columbia Seminary Honors 2018 Graduates

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Columbia Seminary Honors 2018 Graduates

May 22, 2018—Last Saturday, Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. This year, 67 students were awarded degrees in six graduate degree programs. Fourteen graduates received dual degrees in the Master of Divinity…

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Get Out of Your Rut: Novelty, Reflection, Learning and Leadership

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Get Out of Your Rut: Novelty, Reflection, Learning and Leadership

May 21, 2018—It’s worth confessing: most of us, at some point, settle into a comfortable professional routine (a rut, really) that intersects with the achievement of a certain level of competence and the expectations placed on us about the job….

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