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“We Are Columbia” Exhibit Begins a Critical Conversation

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“We Are Columbia” Exhibit Begins a Critical Conversation

February 10, 2017—The Office of Student Life and Formation at Columbia Theological Seminary is excited to announce an exhibition called “We Are Columbia” featuring photographs by Khayla Johnson, an MDiv student. The photographs located in various areas of the campus’…

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On Hamilton and The Saint John’s Bible!

Along the Journey

On Hamilton and The Saint John’s Bible!

By Ann Laird Jones, Illuminating the Text course leader

February 9, 2017—The Broadway musical Hamilton (which I have only heard but never seen) catches you at every turn. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lyrics, music, and choreography of space bring the story of…

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Columbia Seminary Faculty Contribute to “American Values, Religious Voices”

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Columbia Seminary Faculty Contribute to “American Values, Religious Voices”

January 27, 2017—Three faculty from Columbia Theological Seminary will participate in a new initiative called “American Values, Religious Voices.” The project has been described as: a national nonpartisan campaign that brings together 100 scholars from a diverse range of religious traditions…

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Nourishing Your Spiritual Life

Along the Journey

Nourishing Your Spiritual Life

By Debra Weir, Associate Director, Spirituality and Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary

Greetings from Montreat Conference Center! This week I’m with the Certificate in Spiritual Formation class, Illuminating the Text, led by Ann Laird Jones. It is a…

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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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Defecting in Place

Dr. G. & Friends

Defecting in Place

Defecting in place isn’t about behaving in a passive/aggressive manner to get the point of your unhappiness across. It is about being clear about who you are, what your goals are, stating your purpose, and staying on course in living out that purpose, no matter what the sabotage or resistance that comes your way.

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Pastoral Imagination and Emotional Intelligence

Along the Journey

Pastoral Imagination and Emotional Intelligence

By Michael Lee Cook, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care

It is no longer a secret that faith communities, particularly mainline denominations, are in a precarious state and facing an uncertain future. Some evidences of the sea of changes include declining…

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Weaving Adinkra Symbols into Christian Tapestry

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Weaving Adinkra Symbols into Christian Tapestry

By Griselda Lartey, Serials and Interlibrary Loan Assistant, John Bulow Campbell Library.

February 14, 2017—Adinkra is a collection of African traditional symbols used by the Akan peoples of Ghana and the Cote d’Ivoire of West Africa. These symbols which are regarded…

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What Real Christian Educators Know

Dr. G. & Friends

What Real Christian Educators Know

…”real” Christian educators need to know certain other foundational things to inform their work. Without a deep knowledge of these foundations educators will be hampered in their effectiveness.

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Mindfulness: a resource for differentiation

Dr. G. & Friends

Mindfulness: a resource for differentiation

“Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back into touch with our own wisdom and vitality.

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