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“How do I make sense of the way God engages with me?”

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“How do I make sense of the way God engages with me?”

April 26, 2018—”It’s invaluable. It’s scary. It’s joyful. But all-in-all, it brings you closer to God.”

Spiritual Direction, often called spiritual companioning or spiritual friendship, is an intentional relationship between a person seeking spiritual guidance and a trained individual (the spiritual director). The Certificate…

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Three Outreach Ideas for Rural Churches

Dr. G. & Friends

Three Outreach Ideas for Rural Churches

April 23, 2018—One of the biggest challenges in ministry is outreach, especially if your church is small and doesn’t have the financial or human resources to do BIG outreach the way some city and suburban churches might. Yet, we are…

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C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives Releases Ormond Papers

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C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives Releases Ormond Papers

April 21, 2018—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the release of the personal papers of Dr. J. Will Ormond, Jr at The John Bulow Campbell Library on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus. A…

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In God’s Economy Small Is Not a Liability

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In God’s Economy Small Is Not a Liability

April 19, 2018—My relationship with the small church has been an on-again, off-again relationship. I grew up in a small congregation where my faith was formed, I was confirmed, served as a junior elder and as a youth leader. In…

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Why Do So Many Remain Silent During Church Conflicts?

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Why Do So Many Remain Silent During Church Conflicts?

April 16, 2018—At a recent Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses, a minister pointed out that during the conflict leading up to his forced resignation, he and his wife were surrounded by church families who loved them and…

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Procrastination, or Intentionally Delayed Planning?

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Procrastination, or Intentionally Delayed Planning?

April 12, 2018—Back in December, I wrote a blog post about the adult learner tendency to gravitate to learning opportunities that build upon or enhance previous learning and skill development. That post invited a resolution to jump start your continuing…

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Lisa Weaver Named Assistant Professor of Worship

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Lisa Weaver Named Assistant Professor of Worship

April 10, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Ms. Lisa M. Weaver as Assistant Professor of Worship. Ms. Weaver, a Ph.D. candidate in Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology at The Catholic University of America, will…

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Dean of Students Brandon Maxwell Promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Life

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Dean of Students Brandon Maxwell Promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Life

April 9, 2018—Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President of Columbia Theological Seminary, has promoted the Rev. Brandon Maxwell to be Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Life, effective immediately.

“Brandon Maxwell has, in his two years here at Columbia Seminary,…

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Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

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Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

April 9, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Dr. Love L. Sechrest to be the school’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Associate Professor of New Testament. She is currently…

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