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Columbia Theological Seminary Reception at 217th General Assembly


Decatur, GA.— On Sunday, June 18, from 2-4 p.m., you are invited to join Columbia Seminary professors and staff for ice cream sundaes and good conversation during the 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The reception is at the Sheraton Hotel, in ballrooms XI and XII. During the reception, six faculty members will lead a series of brief, informal discussions on topics of importance to the church: • Chuck Campbell: Dislocated Bible Study Can we enliven Bible study by moving it outside churches and homes? • Erskine Clarke: Internationalizing Theological Education How can we link theological students to Christians across social, cultural, and national boundaries? • Beth Johnson: Left Behind with the New Testament How can apocalyptic texts speak directly to the church's present life together under the impact of Jesus' death and resurrection? • Cam Murchison: Money Mingling with Ministry It’s hard to talk about money, but how do financial issues and our conversations about them relate to ministry and the church today? • Rodger Nishioka: Ministry with Young Adults Why are so few people in their 20's and 30's in church? What can we do to attract them? • Marcia Riggs: The Real Culture Wars How can religious ethical mediation (R.E.M.) help us engage issues of religion, culture, conflict, and violence? Please share this invitation with members of your congregation by e-mailing it or by publishing the information in your worship bulletin. 

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