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Embodied Spirituality: Embracing the Fullness of Life – an InterPlay-based course at Columbia, September 20-23


Decatur, GA. The Center for Lifelong Learning of Columbia Theological Seminary will offer an InterPlay-based course September 20-23 on the seminary campus.  A global social movement, InterPlay encourages creative, expressive practice that reintegrates heart, mind, body and spirit and unlocks the wisdom of the body. Based in the ethic of play, instead of work, InterPlay offers simple, enjoyable, body-based practices for living with greater ease or joy even when life is hard. Leading the course is Debra Weir, a spiritual director, teacher, dancer, and certified InterPlay leader who has taught, performed, and led workshops for churches, conferences and retreats for more than 25 years in the U.S. and abroad.

Course participants will consider the body as the primary instrument of learning and knowing and as being central to a connection with, and experience of, God. The course will look deeply at what it means to be a human person made in the image of God (personal) and the body of Christ (communal) and participate in bringing the kingdom of God (social justice). It will integrate the physical, intellectual, and spiritual realms in content and practice. InterPlay ideas and practice will weave through the course inviting holistic faith formation and Christian living necessary for complex times. People of all abilities are welcome to participate in ways that are safe, suitable, and enjoyable.

Those who complete the pre- and post-course assignments will receive credit toward the Certificate in Spiritual Formation. This course is open to everyone – certificate and non-certificate participants.
More Information
Go to > Lifelong Learning > Courses and Events and scroll to the date of the event. Or contact the Center for Lifelong Learning at 

Cost and Registration
The program fee of $285 ($210 for Certificate in Spiritual Formation graduates) includes Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, and Saturday lunch. Limited on-campus housing is available.  
Click here to register online with a credit card.
Click here to register by mail with a check.

Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Currently 421 students are enrolled, representing 30 denominations, 34 states, and 10 countries. For more information, visit

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