Two New Faculty Appointed at Columbia Seminary

Two New Faculty Appointed at Columbia Seminary

March 31, 2017—On Tuesday, March 28, the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary approved the recommendations made by two search committees to President Leanne Van Dyk for the appointment of two new tenure-track faculty members: Dr. Melinda A. McGarrah…

Why Seminary Still Matters

By Emily Heath, MDiv and ThM ’05

Different mainline denominations have long allowed for functioning pastors to not attend seminary. Licensed ministers, local church pastors, lay ministers and more ably fill pulpits and celebrate sacraments on Sunday mornings, often in…

Why seminary still matters

What Are Seminarians Like These Days?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

I recently received a surprise call from a former professor of mine. He was gracious and kind to call me to congratulate me on the new job. A former dean himself,…

Education by Israel Galindo

New Focus for ThM Program at Columbia Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that they are now receiving applications for their newly focused Master of Theology (ThM) program for admissions starting in the fall of 2016. The ThM is a one-year full-time program for students who…

For the Bookshelf: Religion in the New Millennium

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

The collection of articles that comprise Religion in the New Millennium: Theology in the Spirit of Paul Tillich, are from presentations given at the gathering of international scholars of religion…

Five Elements for Effective Instruction

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

I’ve been reviewing video presentations for a project. Primarily I screen them for delivery rather than content. It’s amazing how many basic rules of good communication presenters break—consistently—even professional speakers and…

Education by Israel Galindo

For the Bookshelf: Ancient-Future Evangelism

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

In Ancient-Future Evangelism: Making Your Church a Faith -Forming Community, Robert Webber, Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Baptist Seminary continues the “ancient-future” theme from previous works, the Ancient-Future Worship website, Ancient-Future…

For the Bookshelf: Universal Salvation?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Ambiguity is the devil’s volleyball, said former President of Yale, Kingman Brewster, Jr. Robin A. Parry and Christopher H. Partridge’s book, Universal Salvation? The Current Debate (Grand Rapids, MI: William B….

Church Planting with Entrepreneurial Skill

By Dr. Jeffery L. Tribble, Sr., Associate Professor of Ministry

September 3, 2014—The mission of Columbia Theological Seminary is educating and nurturing faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world. As a part of this…