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Colloquium 2006 Focuses on Reformed Theology and Remembers Shirley Guthrie


Decatur, GA.—Columbia Theological Seminary’s annual Colloquium, April 17-19, is titled “Always Being Reformed: Faith for a Fragmented World.” Presentations and seminars during this year’s event will be based on a book of the same title, which was written by Shirley C. Guthrie, the prominent theologian and retired Columbia professor who died in 2004. Three distinguished Reformed theologians will deliver presentations during the conference. They are Daniel Migliore, Princeton Theological Seminary; Amy Plantinga Pauw, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary; and George W. Stroup, Columbia Theological Seminary. Seminar leaders include Columbia professors Martha Moore-Keish, Erskine Clarke, Charles Raynal, and Cam Murchison. The Tuesday morning worship service, open to the public and led by P.C. “Buddy” Ennis, will celebrate the life and ministry of Shirley Guthrie. Scott Black Johnston, Dr. Guthrie’s pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, will preach at the closing worship service. Shirley Guthrie served on Columbia’s faculty from 1958 to 1997 and remained actively engaged in teaching at the seminary and in the church until his death. His book Christian Doctrine, published in 1968 and revised in 1994, is a standard textbook in many Protestant seminaries. Conference registration is $75, including Monday dinner and Tuesday lunch. Meal tickets may be purchased separately for $15 per person per meal. Tuesday’s worship service is open to the public without charge. For details and to register, go to and see What’s New. 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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