Discovering What You Need in the Storm

Discovering What You Need in the Storm

June 29, 2017—When a winter ice storm hit Atlanta in February 2014, it wreaked havoc on the city and prompted the leadership in the Lifelong Learning program to cancel a class on Hildegard of Bingen scheduled for that very week…

Possibility and Potentiality

June 26, 2017—I had an interesting conversation with a local church minister who expressed frustration about his congregation’s failure to live fully into its potential. That’s not an uncommon frustration for pastors and local church leaders. But I have found…

CLL Receives Lilly Grant to Serve Pastors in Crisis and Pastors Who Innovate

June 24, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary has received a $50,000 planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through Thriving in Ministry, a new initiative that seeks to support selected religious organizations in creating or enhancing programs…

Texts of Terror

June 22, 2017—The Bible is full of beautiful passages that nourish the soul and inspire our faith. There are parables about hidden treasures and forgiven sons. There are psalms that give voice to unfettered praise and joyful thanks. There are…

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

June 19, 2017—Last week I heard someone ask, “How am I supposed to think about this?” That’s a good question. Often we’re asked about what we think about something, but perhaps a more helpful question is “How are you thinking…

The Ten Best Ways to Ruin Your Church Staff

June 12, 2017—For those pastoral leaders who want to keep and develop quality ministry staff colleagues, here are the ten most common ways pastors ruin church staff—and how to avoid them. (For those pastors who want to get rid of…

The Power of Written Conversation

June 8, 2017—Online courses provide a contemporary learning opportunity—one with which some of us are unfamiliar and frankly, uncomfortable. What a different experience to be in a learning community without seeing fellow learners or a teacher.

Perhaps, however, online learning…

CLL Receives Wabash Grant for Design of Classroom and Online Teaching Methods

June 6, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary announced the award of a small project grant to form a teaching and learning collaborative to explore teaching methods in classroom performance and design of online education. The…

For the Bookshelf: Leaders Who Last—Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry

June 5, 2017—In Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry, Margaret J. Marcuson has written a deceptively simple book that should be insinuated into the Christmas stockings of your clergy friends who are anxious about coping with the stresses…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

Mark Douglas Receives Nohria Grant for “War in a Warming World”

June 3, 2017—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Professor of Christian Ethics Mark Douglas has been awarded a grant from the Nohria Family Charitable Fund for $70,000. He will use the grant to write the second of three projected volumes, tentatively collectively titled,…

Meet Ally

June 1, 2017—I’ve enjoyed ‘routine’ for as long as I remember. I wake early in order not to miss too much of any given day. Three meals are not an option. The rhythm of four seasons elates me. When I…

Meet-ally as new terminology during a Spiritual Formation class adventure
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