Your Congregation Is Not Your Family

Your Congregation Is Not Your Family

January 7, 2019—The fact is that, despite the warm metaphor we commonly use, a congregation is not a family. A congregation is a localized, institutionalized expression of a larger social system: the organized religious system.1 The relationship clergy have with…

Foster Connors, Gehman to Receive 2019 Alumni Awards

January 9, 2019—Columbia Theological Seminary announces recipients of its 2019 Alumni Awards to be presented during their annual “Homecoming” alumni reunion event, February 4-6, 2019, on campus in Decatur, GA near Atlanta. Philip R. “Phil” Gehman (MDiv ’68) will…

A Spirituality Reading List for 2019

A Spirituality Reading List by Fives

Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

Someone recently asked me for a reading list of books on spirituality. I’ll start by confessing that coming up with this…