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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!

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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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For the Bookshelf: Family The Forming Center

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For the Bookshelf: Family The Forming Center

Thompson asserts that whatever happens in the family life “inevitably touches our spiritual lives, whether for good or for ill”

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Yale Astrophysicist Natarajan Next “Science for Seminaries” Lecturer at Columbia

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Yale Astrophysicist Natarajan Next “Science for Seminaries” Lecturer at Columbia

March 21, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary has invited Yale University theoretical astrophysicist Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan to be its next “Science for Seminaries” lecturer. The lectures are sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Association of…

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Through the Telescope and Microscope

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Through the Telescope and Microscope

By Eric C. Holmstrom

A sermon title long in search of a sermon came back to me as I read Lewis Thomas’ words about deep mysteries, profound paradoxes, and imponderable puzzles in Howard Clinebell’s reflection on The Role of Mystery…

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Love the Stranger at our Gates 

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Love the Stranger at our Gates 

By Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President 

Some Bible texts are difficult to understand and baffling to interpret. When Jesus spoke to his disciples in parables, they often scratched their heads in puzzlement. But the dozens of Bible texts about strangers…

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

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“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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Center for Lifelong Learning Awarded “Science for Continuing Education for Pastors” Grant

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Center for Lifelong Learning Awarded “Science for Continuing Education for Pastors” Grant

March 14, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been awarded a grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) for a “Science for Continuing Education for Pastors” project….

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For the Bookshelf: What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?

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For the Bookshelf: What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?

Reviewed by Robert L. Dibble

Surprises of real joy are often too infrequent experiences for most of us. Here’s a genuine one: while continuing their cleaning and organizing of Ed Friedman’s personal effects after his death in 1996, his son…

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Seminary Announces New Grant for Community Garden, Expands Partnership with Global Growers Network

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Seminary Announces New Grant for Community Garden, Expands Partnership with Global Growers Network

March 11, 2017 — Columbia Theological Seminary announced a new partnership with the Global Growers Network this spring. Students from SAGE (Shaping Attention to God’s Earth) will prepare space by expanding the Community Garden Sanctuary for Global Growers to begin…

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something You

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something You

By Paul Lang, Spirituality Course Leader

In the fall of 1999 I encountered the Liturgy of the Hours for the first time. I arrived at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia weary after a long drive and…

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