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Christian Education as Spiritual Formation Is Focus of 2008 Colloquium, April 14-16


Decatur, GA.—“Extreme Makeover: Christian Education as Spiritual Formation” is the topic for Columbia Theological Seminary’s Colloquium 2008, to be held April 14-16 on the seminary’s campus in Decatur, GA. The event features keynote presentations by two Columbia Christian education professors, Rodger Nishioka and Kathy Dawson. Eileen Lindner, founder of the Ecumenical Childcare Network, will be preacher and worship leader for the event. Colloquium 2008 will focus on the task of Christian education within the church, broadly defined as spiritual formation or the making of disciples. Through plenary presentations, panels and workshops, conference participants will explore how Christian education might move beyond the simple transmission of knowledge so that all ages are empowered to lead lives worthy of their calling. This year’s Colloquium will include a special pre-conference event during the day on Monday, April 14. “I Wonder….About Godly Play,” an intergenerational event led by Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman. Colloquium also serves as Columbia’s alumni/ae homecoming with reunions during the 2008 event for the classes of 1957 and before, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2007. Additional information, including registration and CTS class reunion information, will be available in January 2008. 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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