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For the Bookshelf: Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry

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For the Bookshelf: Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry

Reviewed by Stephen J. Price-Gibson, Pastor, Church of the Plains (Presbyterian Church U.S.A.), Edgar, Nebraska

June 5, 2017—In Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry, Margaret J. Marcuson has written a deceptively simple book that should be insinuated…

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Mark Douglas Receives Nohria Grant for “War in a Warming World”

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Mark Douglas Receives Nohria Grant for “War in a Warming World”

June 3, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Professor of Christian Ethics Mark Douglas has been awarded a grant from the Nohria Family Charitable Fund for $70,000. He will use the grant to write the second of three projected volumes, tentatively collectively titled,…

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Meet Ally

Along the Journey

Meet Ally

By Ally Markotich, Spirituality Program participant.

June 1, 2017—I’ve enjoyed ‘routine’ for as long as I remember. I wake early in order not to miss too much of any given day. Three meals are not an option. The rhythm of…

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A Quick Assessment of Your Congregational Vitality

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A Quick Assessment of Your Congregational Vitality

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

May 29, 2017—Assessment and evaluation are critical practices for any organization. Yet, many congregations do a poor job of assessing and evaluating the multiple and often complex…

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Ralph Watkins and Marthame Sanders connect art, inspiration and ministry

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Ralph Watkins and Marthame Sanders connect art, inspiration and ministry

aijcast (art, inspiration, justice) is a weekly podcast hosted by Marthame Sanders. Featuring artists from a variety of media, we explore the connections between the artist and their art, their sources of and hopes for inspiration, and how it all…

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Dawson and Moore-Keish Approved to Faculty Chairs at Columbia Seminary

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Dawson and Moore-Keish Approved to Faculty Chairs at Columbia Seminary

May 24, 2017—During the Spring meetings for the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary recommendations were approved to appoint Dr. Kathy Dawson and Dr. Martha Moore-Keish to occupy faculty chairs. Dr. Kathy Dawson is now the Benton Family Associate…

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Truisms in an Anxious System

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Truisms in an Anxious System

All systems experience episodes of acute anxiety but systems manifest it differently.

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Graduation, Awards for Class of 2017 Celebrated at Columbia Seminary

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Graduation, Awards for Class of 2017 Celebrated at Columbia Seminary

May 21, 2017— On Saturday, May 20, Columbia Theological Seminary held its annual commencement exercises at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. At this year’s graduation, 55 students were awarded degrees in six graduate degree programs. Four graduates received dual…

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If You Ask the Wrong Question You Will Always Get the Wrong Answer

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If You Ask the Wrong Question You Will Always Get the Wrong Answer

By Jan Edmiston, DMin ’01 and 222nd General Assembly Co-moderator with T. Denise Anderson.

We hear the same burning questions as Church Leaders over and over again:

How can we bring young people back into the church?

How can…

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