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Additional Leaders, Workshops Added to "Resurrection: New Song, New Life" January 27-30


The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary announces the addition of Dr. Marsha Snulligan Haney, professor of missiology and religions of the world at Johnson C. Smith Seminary in Atlanta, and Khalia J. Jelks, CTS ’11 (MATS), graduate student in liturgical studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, to the leadership team for the 2013 January seminars at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Dr. Haney will deliver the closing plenary at 9:00 AM on Wednesday January 30 and will focus on the connections between worship, music and the work of God’s people in the world.  Closing worship will follow, with Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching and Coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology, Candler School of Theology, preaching.

Jelks will lead a workshop on Tuesday morning on the topic “Real Life in Liturgy: Engaging Spirituality in Worship” and lend her expertise in the leadership of other workshops and worship. “I’m delighted to have Khalia back on campus in this capacity,” commented Kimberly Bracken Long, assistant professor of worship at the seminary and workshop and worship leader at the conference. “She engages theology, culture and worship through liturgy and movement, and will lend creative energy to our leadership team."

Discounts for two or more persons from the same group or congregation are available, as are discounts for seminarians (basic and advanced degree).  For a full description of the event, including current schedule and registration information, click here.

The public is invited to two special events connected to this event:

At 5:00pm on Sunday evening, "Three Days/Three Ways: A Triduum Festival of Psalms" will take place in the Campbell Hall Chapel on campus. Seminary musician and Psalm expert Michael Morgan will lead this evening service, a journey of orientation, disorientation and reorientation from Good Friday through Easter Sunday. Psalm settings from several new Psalters, including: Psalms for All Seasons, Glory to God and Timeless will be included.

On Monday evening at 7:00pm, theologian and hymn writer Mary Louise "Mel" Bringle, chair of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, will lead a hymn festival featuring songs from the new Presbyterian hymnal, GLORY TO GOD, at the Columbia Presbyterian Church adjacent to the seminary campus. The conference worship services are also open to the public.

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701 S. Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30031

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