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Columbia Offers “Contemplation Through the Ages” Spirituality Course November 9-14


Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning will offer the course “Contemplation Through the Ages” November 9-14, at the Calvin Center in Hampton, GA. The five-day course will examine four classics in contemplation from different historic periods, focusing on one of the classics each of the first four days and integrating discernment and empowerment for life on the fifth day. Participants will engage in interactive lectures, share in small groups, practice silence together, and find solitude in the quiet of the Calvin Center. Ben Campbell Johnson, who retired from Columbia’s faculty as professor of Christian spirituality, is the instructor. Johnson says, “The combination of worship, shared silence, interactive discussion, and life in the midst of nature will provide a significant learning experience.” The course will also feature “Liturgy of the Hours,” led by contemporary psalm tune and hymn writer, Paul Lang, whose music is said to nurture the contemplative spirit. The program fee for the course is $350. Lodging and meals at the Calvin Center are $300. Register online by going to and clicking on “Register Here” under Contemplation Through the Ages. Please register separately for housing at the Calvin Center by going to the above link and clicking “Register Here” under Contemplation Through the Ages Housing. Or call 404-687-4587. This course counts as an elective toward completion of the Certificate in Spirituality program Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). xxx

Genie Hambrick

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