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Pentecostal Theologian Lecturing at Columbia Seminary October 14-16


Decatur, GA— Pentecostal theologian Cheryl Bridges Johns will present the 2008 Smyth Lectures, October 14-16, at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. Her lecture series “Pentecost and the Re-Enchantment of the World” includes “Sighs Too Deep for Words: Longing for the Beautiful Land” (October 14), “The Fire and the Rose: Nature, Word and Sacrament” (October 15), and “Tongues of Fire: Symbols of the Age to Come” (October 16). The lectures, at 10:00 a.m. each day in the Harrington Center Chapel on the seminary campus, are free and open to the public. Bridges Johns is professor of Christian formation and discipleship at the Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN. She is a leading Pentecostal ecumenist, who also serves in the Commission on Faith and Order, the International Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue, Evangelicals and Catholics Together, Church of God-Mennonite Dialogue, and several World Council of Churches initiatives. Her areas of interest include Pentecostal theology and the practices of ministry. Bridges Johns is the author of two books, Pentecostal Formation: A Pedagogy Among the Oppressed and Finding Eternal Treasures (Christian Growth Series). She has also published numerous articles in scholarly and professional journals. 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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