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January Seminars at Columbia Seminary Feature Leonard Sweet


Decatur, GA.— Leonard Sweet, a church historian, futurist, and best selling author, will lead Columbia Theological Seminary’s January Seminars workshop on the Decatur, GA, campus, January 24-25. Sweet has titled the workshop Ponder Anew . . . What the Almighty Can Do! Sonograms of the Future—Sounds and Sights of Faith in the 21st Century. The program fee is $240, which includes lunch each day. According to Sweet, he plans to give special attention to what he calls “a priest/prophet” understanding of leadership. He also says that the “emerging church” movement will be a key component of discussions. Sweet says, “If part of spiritual illiteracy is the inability to read the handwriting on the wall, how can church leaders better read the ‘signs of the times’ and what these signs might reveal about being and doing church in the 21st century? Church shouldn’t simply reach people where they are, but must also reach out to people where they are not, and where God is calling them to go. Sweet is the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University, Madison, NJ, and a visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University in Portland, OR. He has been called one of the church’s most original and provocative thinkers, and a writer of vast imagination, poise, and charm. Sweet has written or contributed to a number of well-known publications, including Church in Emerging Culture, AquaChurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today's Fluid Culture, and Post-Modern Pilgrims: First Century Passion for the 21st Century Church. For more information about the January Seminars, please call 404.687.4526; e-mail at, or visit the seminary’s Web site at Participants are asked to register prior to the event. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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