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Leadership Lessons from Baboons

Dr. G. & Friends

Leadership Lessons from Baboons

November 13, 2017—Robert Sapolsky, the hirsute professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Stanford University, has been studying stress in primate populations for years (he is also a master lecturermany a classroom professor can learn a thing or two watching…

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Columbia Theological Seminary Begins Certification with Green Seminary Initiative

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Columbia Theological Seminary Begins Certification with Green Seminary Initiative

November 11, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary is one of fifteen seminaries across the United States and in Costa Rica to sign on to a rigorous 3-year certification program to integrate environmental care into all aspects of their institutional and community life.

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A Heart Full of Neart

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A Heart Full of Neart

November 9, 2017—This Irish wordneartis an odd, misspelled-looking little word for a beautiful and expansive concept. It is the idea of the spiritual energy of all living things, of the creative power of God. The…

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New Chief Enrollment Management Officer for Columbia Theological Seminary

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New Chief Enrollment Management Officer for Columbia Theological Seminary

November 7, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary announced today the hiring of a new Chief Enrollment Management Officer. Starting January 2018, the Rev. Ruth-Aimée Belonni-Rosario will lead the institution’s admissions and financial aid efforts.

Belonni-Rosario has a proven record of effectiveness in…

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Helping Children Deal With Grief

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Helping Children Deal With Grief

November 6, 2017—Agreement among my clergy colleagues is they would rather do funerals than weddings. And lately, it seems, most of the clergy I know conduct more funerals than weddings these daysat least so they report. A funeral often is…

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A Grand and Unusual Invitation!

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A Grand and Unusual Invitation!

November 2, 2017—An Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life. What a grand and unusual invitation. In this fast-paced, busy world we live in, we are inviting you to pause for a long weekend . . . to…

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Courageous Leaders

Dr. G. & Friends

Courageous Leaders

October 30, 2017—Courageous leaders, which seem to be in short supply lately, are one of the most important facets of congregational leadership. Courage is the flip side to the claim to authority for the authentification of the leadership position. And…

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Our (Imaginary) Reformations Roundtable, and How We Ended Up Where We Are

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Our (Imaginary) Reformations Roundtable, and How We Ended Up Where We Are

October 26, 2017—On January 22, scholars and lifelong learners will converge on the Columbia Seminary campus to begin looking at the Protestant Reformation. Luther’s experience of the freedom of conscience is finding fresh expression in contemporary issues related to preaching, biblical…

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When They Circle the Wagons…Draw a Triangle!

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When They Circle the Wagons…Draw a Triangle!

October 23, 2017—The time finally came to deal with the cold (and occasionally, not-so-cold) war between the Director of Music Ministries and the Organist. Lines had been drawn. Sides had been chosen. It was like someone had given the old…

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