Women in Ministry: Sustaining Clergywomen Online and in Person Part 2

Women in Ministry: Sustaining Clergywomen Online and in Person Part 2

This blog is a 2-part series discussing women in ministry. To read part one of the article, click here.

Together but Apart

I entered ministry determined to seek support from and relationship with colleagues, learning from…

Four Proven Strategies to Prevent Leadership Failure

March 25, 2019—Leadership is, arguably, an organization’s greatest asset; even in congregations. As much as we desire to believe otherwise, congregations tend to make little progress in terms of mission, new initiatives, new programs, outreach, or organizational health in the…

Women in Ministry: Clergywomen Need Community Part 1

This blog is a 2-part series discussing women in ministry in honor of Women’s History Month.


No Man (Woman) is an Island

Ministry is one of those jobs that can be hard for other people to understand, and given…

The Phone Call I Enjoy

March 18, 2019—A couple of days I received that phone call I enjoy so much. It goes like this:

Caller: “Hello, Dr. G? You probably don’t remember me, I was a student at the seminary a couple of years ago…

Education by Israel Galindo

“Rising Tide” Comes to Atlanta on March 28

March 14, 2019—Central Presbyterian Church, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL) are proud to bring The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide to Atlanta on March 28, 2019.  Rising Tide is a collaborative performance created by the Fry…

February in Photos

Homecoming ’19

Food, fun, and fellowship! This year’s event took place February 4-6 and included worship, lectures and workshops by Columbia Theological Seminary faculty and alumni, and also – for the first time in many years – included the 2019…

Dr. Beth Johnson Retires

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Johnson, the J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, on her recent retirement from Columbia Theological Seminary!

For the past 20 years, Dr. Johnson has been a role model for womenas a colleague and a friend, and…

Life Illuminated: Finding Connections Between Imagery and Spirituality

As I reflect on my life, I notice a camera has always been there.

I received my first camera when I was about eight, primarily for traveling.

It was a Kodak point and shoot film camera.

My parents believed travel…

LIM Feature: Meg Hess

This post is part of a feature series on Leadership in Ministry faculty.


Bowen Family Systems Theory offers a way of thinking that affects every aspect of leadership in ministry.

Workshops are taught by BFST experts and help participants confidently lead their congregations…

Ten Leadership Quotes from Edwin Friedman

March 11, 2019—Few have helped re-frame the understanding of leadership in organizations within this generation as has Edwin Friedman. Expanding Bowen Family Systems Theory from its clinical therapeutic context to the contexts of religious institutions and organizations, Friedman’s writings have…

Observations from a Woman of Color in Ministry

Being a woman of color in male-dominated environments has been both exhilarating and exasperating.

However, my journey from undergrad to ordained ministry has proven to be a fertile training ground for what I would experience.

I went to college at…

Education is Getting from Here to There

March 4, 2019—An acquaintance of mine recently completed his first semester of a PhD program. He’s a second career seminarian, with a strong track record of success in his careers. He shared feelings of insecurity and self-doubt as he observed…

Education by Israel Galindo