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Columbia Seminary Holds Commencement Exercises on May 16


Decatur, GA.— Columbia Theological Seminary will hold its 2004 commencement exercises at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, in Atlanta. Degrees will be conferred on 84 students in four degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry. During the graduation exercises, recipients of awards and fellowships will be announced. The baccalaureate service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, at Columbia Presbyterian Church, adjacent to the seminary at 711 Kirk Road. Justo Gonzalez, an author and the founding director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI), will preach. His sermon, “A Tale of Two Scrolls,” will draw from Revelation 10: 1-2, and 8-11. Gonzalez, who has written extensively on church history, biblical interpretation, and theology, is the author of Mañana: Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective and Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes. His latest book, Three Months with Revelation: Studies in the Book of Revelation, was released this March from Abingdon Press. Gonzalez founded the Hispanic Theological Initiative, an organization that provides financial support for promising Latino scholars at all levels of academic instruction. An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, Gonzalez earned his undergraduate degrees from the Institute de Marianao, Cuba, and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Yale University. For more information, call 404 687-4521, or visit Columbia’s website at Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was founded in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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