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Beauty, Variety, and the Presence of God

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Beauty, Variety, and the Presence of God

By Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics.

Over thirty years ago, cosmologist Thomas Berry wrote,

Because our sense of the divine is so extensively derived from verbal sources, mostly through the biblical Scriptures, we seldom notice how much we…

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An Interview With LIM Faculty Member Rebecca Maccini

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An Interview With LIM Faculty Member Rebecca Maccini

July 10, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) offers the Leadership in Ministry (LIM) workshops as part of its Pastoral Excellence Programs. LIM uses Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) as a theory of practice for ministry leadership. Rebecca Maccini…

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Intentional Reformations

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Intentional Reformations

By Sarah Erickson, Director of Lifelong Learning.

I was born in 1954, in northeast Ohio, the same year as Brown v. Board of Education. My school district integrated with little fanfare, or so it seemed to me, by the time…

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So You Want to Improve Yourself?

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So You Want to Improve Yourself?

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

July 3, 2017—Every once in a while I get a question like the following from a former student, friend, or colleague seeking to improve themselves:

What…

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Discovering What You Need in the Storm

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Discovering What You Need in the Storm

By Monica Citty Hix, Certificate in Spiritual Formation graduate.

When a winter ice storm hit Atlanta in February 2014, it wreaked havoc on the city and prompted the leadership in the Lifelong Learning program to cancel a class on Hildegard…

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Possibility and Potentiality

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Possibility and Potentiality

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

June 26, 2017—I had an interesting conversation with a local church minister who expressed frustration about his congregation’s failure to live fully into its potential. That’s…

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CLL Receives Lilly Grant to Serve Pastors in Crisis and Pastors Who Innovate

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CLL Receives Lilly Grant to Serve Pastors in Crisis and Pastors Who Innovate

June 24, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary has received a $50,000 planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through Thriving in Ministry, a new initiative that seeks to support selected religious organizations in creating or enhancing programs…

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Texts of Terror

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Texts of Terror

By Ryan Bonfiglio, Lecturer in Old Testament, and Certificate in Spiritual Formation course leader.

The Bible is full of beautiful passages that nourish the soul and inspire our faith. There are parables about hidden treasures and forgiven sons. There are…

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What Kind of Thinker Are You?

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What Kind of Thinker Are You?

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

June 19, 2017—Last week I heard someone ask, “How am I supposed to think about this?” That’s a good question. Often we’re asked about what we…

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