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What Clergy Don’t Talk About

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What Clergy Don’t Talk About

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

Most pastors are good preachers, and some fine pulpiteers and wordsmiths. In their preaching and teaching ministry they need to cover a wide range of topics, issues,…

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For the Bookshelf: Seeds for the Future

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For the Bookshelf: Seeds for the Future

By guest blogger Adam Tyler

Opening this “seed catalog,” as author Bob Dale calls his book on organic church leadership, Seeds for the Future: Growing Organic Leaders for Living Churches (St. Louis, MO: Lake Hickory Resources, 2005), you are…

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Save Us From Ourselves

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Save Us From Ourselves

By Laura M. Cheifetz, Vice President of Church and Public Relations, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

You’ve heard it! Our PC(USA) leaders are a black man, a white woman, a black woman, and a gay Latino man. Things will not be the…

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Don’t Do These 10 Things When Dealing With Reactivity

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Don’t Do These 10 Things When Dealing With Reactivity

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

All leaders will deal with reactivity at one point or another. It can be caused by a proposed change from the leader, it may be the result of direct and necessary…

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For the Bookshelf: The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

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For the Bookshelf: The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Root, Andrew, and Dean, Kendra Creasy, The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (2011), InterVaristy Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.

By Guest Blogger Pat Olds

This book’s content is collection of published essays from Dr. Kendra Creasy Dean and Dr. Andrew Roots. It…

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For the Bookshelf: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation

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For the Bookshelf: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation

Rainer, Thom S., Rainer, Jess W., The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation. LifeWay Christian Research, B&H Publishing Group, Nashville, Tennessee, 2011.

By guest blogger Pat Olds

The context and content of this book is an “old school vs. new school”…

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Fourth Pres Pastor Shannon Kershner to Speak at Fall Convocation

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Fourth Pres Pastor Shannon Kershner to Speak at Fall Convocation

Columbia Theological Seminary has announced details for its Opening Convocation for the seminary’s 189th session. The event will be held at the Columbia Presbyterian Church located at 711 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA on September 8 at 11:00 am. This…

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The Struggle is Real

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The Struggle is Real

By Rev. James Ellis III, Chaplain of Discipleship at Hope College

In Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian, CEO and founder of International Justice Mission, Gary Haugen raises a timely moral inquiry for our society: “Are we raising…

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Bad Teaching

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Bad Teaching

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Polemics against bad teaching and poor education are a staple in social science, philosophy, and education literature. I suspect for two reasons: first, they are effective in getting readers riled up,…

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GA Reflections by Jan Edmiston

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GA Reflections by Jan Edmiston

August 3, 2016

As I write this article, J. Herbert Nelson is enjoying his first day on the job as the new Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church, USA.  I have imagined this day for a while now.

We are…

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A Faculty Coach Reflects on the Leadership in Ministry Experience

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A Faculty Coach Reflects on the Leadership in Ministry Experience

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been offering the Leadership in Ministry workshops (LIM) on its campus since 2014. In 2017 it will expand the program and offer workshops in Boston, Portland, and Lost River WV. Fourteen faculty-coaches teach…

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Keeping Sabbath With My Confirmation Class

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Keeping Sabbath With My Confirmation Class

By Keith Anderson, author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World

We are learning about the Ten Commandments in our Confirmation class this fall, and most recently the Third Commandment: “Remember the Sabbath and Keep It Holy”…

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