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Turn, Turn, Turn—Keeping the Faith through All of Life’s Seasons, Aug. 1-4


Decatur, GA.— Come to Columbia Seminary’s campus August 1-4 and explore how to be creative in your faith during dark nights of the soul, on life’s mountain peaks, and during the humdrum ordinary. “Turn, Turn Turn: Keeping Our Faith New through All Seasons of Life” is the theme for the annual Summer Lay Scholars seminar. Linda Morningstar, associate director of Lifelong Learning, says, “In the Bible narrative we'll look through the lens of the Exodus story and the life of Moses, for clues for faithful living. We’ll also consider these questions: When do we best learn—and how can we seize our own teachable moments? How does normal human development shape our theology? What does it mean when world events shape the views of an entire generation?” The seminar offers creative ways to keep faith alive and renewed through all ages, stages, and crises of life—including life’s dull moments and those mountain-top experiences. As part of their classroom work, participants will study the Bible together, do experiential exercises, and learn how human development and world events shape the life of faith; for example, how faith is experienced differently as children, young people, and in adulthood. Course leaders are Kathy Dawson, assistant professor, Christian education; Bill Harkins, assistant professor, pastoral theology and counseling; Dent Davis, dean and vice president of Lifelong Learning; Forrest Palmer, associate executive presbyter, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta; and Ellen Phillips, a visual artist, teacher, and Presbyterian elder. Class begins Monday evening and ends Thursday at lunch-time. The cost is $275 commuters or $295 for overnighters (includes some meals), plus lodging costs for overnighters. For more information about lodging, and course content, please call 404-687-4577, or e-mail 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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