Defecting in Place

Defecting in Place

Defecting in place isn’t about behaving in a passive/aggressive manner to get the point of your unhappiness across. It is about being clear about who you are, what your goals are, stating your purpose, and staying on course in living out that purpose, no matter what the sabotage or resistance that comes your way.

Faith and Politics: When Preaching Gets to Meddling

By Andrew Kukla, MDiv ’03.

Today a friend made an off-hand comment that went something like, “Andrew is one of the most political pastors I know.” He didn’t mean it negatively. It was just an off-hand comment in a conversation…

Preaching that Makes Faith Leap

By Rev. Dominique A. Robinson, Staff Associate for Contextual Education

No matter one’s gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, economic, educational or social status they are not immune to the “troubles of this world.” 2015 was a difficult year for many. …

A Testimony for Testimony

By Andy James, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, Queens, NY

I first noticed that something was really wrong during the passing of the peace. I was sitting two seats down from the candidate for ordination at his service…

Preaching the People’s Lectionary

Teri Carol Peterson, MDiv 2005

I am part of several online groups for clergy—some specifically for supporting women in ministry (, some for young clergy women (, some for people who use the Narrative Lectionary, etc. These groups have been…

Wade P. Huie, Jr., Peter Marshall Professor Emeritus of Homiletics, 1923-2015

Wade P. Huie, Jr., Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics for Columbia Theological Seminary from 1957 to 1991 passed away last Saturday, May 30, 2015. Born in Elberton, GA on June 14, 1923 to Wade P. and Nora (Oakley) Huie, Wade Huie,…

Preach This, Tweet That (Part II): The iHomiletic™ How-to Guide

By Dominique A. Robinson, Staff Associate for Contextual Education

As mentioned in Preach This, Tweet That (Part I), Black Millennials find themselves in a peculiar socio-cultural predicament that renders them spiritually disjointed. Black youth have been suffering from a…

Preach This, Tweet That (Part I): What Black Millennials are Looking for from the Preacher

By Dominique A. Robinson, Staff Associate for Contextual Education

Preaching has always been a lively communal dialogue between the preacher, God and the congregants within the Black Church tradition; however, technology and social media have invaded this dialogue for Black Millennials….

Communal Worship with Seasonal Structure

By Teri Peterson, MDiv ’05

Communal worship may be one of my favorite things. I love to plan it, I love to lead it, I love to coach others as they plan and lead. And there’s just something about the…

Resources for 21st Century Lifelong Learners

By Sarah F. Erickson, Director for Lifelong Learning.

November 13, 2014—Thanks to the web, there’s a vast array of resources out there. Assessing how and what to use is a challenge. How do you curate your lists of resources…