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Apply Now to Attend Jazz as a Metaphor for Ministry: The Power of Improvisation

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Apply Now to Attend Jazz as a Metaphor for Ministry: The Power of Improvisation

Jazz as a Metaphor for Ministry: The Power of Improvisation is the topic that the Thompson Scholars will explore April 24-27, 2018 at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus.

Designed by a team of leaders steeped…

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Learning the Theory

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Learning the Theory

October 2, 2017—The first time I ever heard of Larry Matthews, founder of the Leadership in Ministry workshops, was when I heard his voice on a cassette tape. In Chicago in April 1997, Larry led a workshop on church…

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When Ordaining Women Is Still An Issue

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When Ordaining Women Is Still An Issue

This will be my last post for several days.  I am traveling to Italy for a conference on the Ecumenical Perspectives on the Role of Women in the Church.

There are still some Christian traditions that don’t ordain women.

It’s…

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How to Deal With a Wall

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How to Deal With a Wall

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

September 25, 2017—One of the first dollars I made on a job was knocking through a wall in a New York City brownstone. I used a…

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Trusting the Slow Work of God

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Trusting the Slow Work of God

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something…

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Best Procedure for Teaching Facts

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Best Procedure for Teaching Facts

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

September 18, 2017—While facts are not altogether the most important thing in learning, they remain, nevertheless very important. Acquiring factual knowledge is fundamental, but not rudimentary….

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“What has our church been doing wrong?”

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“What has our church been doing wrong?”

September 14, 2017—This was a question posed to me by a very concerned member of the congregation a year into my time there as interim pastor there. As happens often during interim periods, church membership, attendance, and giving were lower.

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Role vs. Function: Which do you most focus on?

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Role vs. Function: Which do you most focus on?

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

September 11, 2017—A friend recently shifted from an associate pastor position (“second chair”) to senior pastor (“first chair”) in his congregation. This is not a common…

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“Yes, And . . .”—Wholehearted Guest, Rev. Marthame Sanders

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“Yes, And . . .”—Wholehearted Guest, Rev. Marthame Sanders

September 7, 2017Lisle Gwynn Garrity, MDiv and MAPT ’15, recently interviewed Marthame Sanders on her blog A Sanctified Art. She has generously allowed us to repost their interview. If you like Marthame’s use of creativity and improv in…

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