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Columbia Seminary Graduation Events are May 13-14


Decatur, GA.— Columbia Theological Seminary will hold its 2005 commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, in Atlanta. The choir of the Korean Community Presbyterian Church in Tucker, GA, has accepted an invitation to sing at the commencement service. Degrees will be conferred on 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 Friday, May 13, at Columbia Presbyterian Church, adjacent to the seminary at 711 Kirk Road. Anna Carter Florence, assistant professor of preaching at Columbia Seminary, will give the baccalaureate sermon. Prior to joining Columbia’s faculty in 1998, The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), was as a youth minister and taught at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the editor of Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers by Walter Brueggemann and the author of “‘Put Away Your Sword!’: Taking the Torture Out of the Sermon,” in What’s the Matter With Preaching Now?, “A Prodigal Preaching Story: Paul, Eutychus, and Bored-to-Death Youth,” in The Future of Preaching, and “The Preaching Imagination,” in Teaching the Practice of Preaching. Florence’s sermons have been published in The Journal for Preachers, Renewing the Vision: Reformed Faith for the Twenty-first Century, Cloud of Witnesses, Vol. I: An Audio Journal on Youth, Church and Culture, and The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual. She has been a guest preacher on Thirty Good Minutes television program and the Day 1 radio show as well as for the Festival of Homiletics, Presbyterian Youth Connection, Montreat Preaching and Bible Conference, Princeton Theological Seminary Youth Forums, and the 204th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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