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Two New Faculty Appointed at Columbia Seminary

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Two New Faculty Appointed at Columbia Seminary

March 31, 2017—On Tuesday, March 28, the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary approved the recommendations made by two search committees to President Leanne Van Dyk for the appointment of two new tenure-track faculty members: Dr. Melinda A. McGarrah…

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“Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrew” Course Open for Registration. Sign Up Before it Fills Up!

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“Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrew” Course Open for Registration. Sign Up Before it Fills Up!

March 30, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning will again offer the popular, author-led overview to the Horizons Bible Study for the 2017-18 year. Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews is a thematic study of the Letter to…

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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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