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Online Journal Addresses Movements Shaking up the Church


Decatur, GA— “New Church, New Century,” is the title of the latest issue of Columbia Theological Seminary’s free online journal, @ this point: theological investigations in church and culture. According to co-editor Mark Douglas, this issue addresses movements shaking up “church business-as-usual” with new kinds of worship, mission, evangelism, and community. “Will this be the church of our children and grandchildren? What do our ‘brick and mortar’ churches have in common with these communities? These are the questions we’re considering in this issue,” Douglas says. Contributors to “New Church, New Century” include Columbia faculty members Steve Hayner, the Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth; Marcia Riggs, the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics; Martha Moore-Keish, assistant professor of theology; and Rodger Nishioka, associate professor of Christian education. Teaching resources include lesson plans by Columbia alumna Katie Heard Day and a road map of the emerging church by M.Div. student Marissa Myers, the journal’s assistant editor. Developed with church members in mind and published twice a year, @ this point is free and available only online at Each issue focuses on a particular topic from the perspective of a variety of theological disciplines and includes a lead article, response articles, and teaching resources to guide further discussion. All content can be downloaded and reproduced without charge. Readers may also register to receive e-mail announcements of new issues. 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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