Wonchul Shin Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Theology

Wonchul Shin Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Theology

April 30, 2019—Dr. Love Sechrest, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, announced that Wonchul Shin will be called as the Visiting Professor of Ethics and Theology, and Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia Theological Seminary, effective August…

PANAAWTM 34th Annual Conference Update

April 29, 2019—PANAAWTM (the Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry) held its 34th Annual Conference at Columbia Theological Seminary on April 11-13, on the theme of “Journey toward Justice.” In her opening remarks, Dr. Haruko…

Dr. Haruko Ward - Word and Table

How People Learn

April 29, 2019—One of the popular concepts over the past decade or so has been that of “learning styles.” It’s an idea that’s been around for many years in the field of education but it has come under criticism of…

Education by Israel Galindo

Listening for God: The Practice of Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is becoming more widely known and practiced. This post will reflect on themes and quotes on spiritual direction to further understanding about this practice and ministry.

 

Therese Taylor-Stinson (in Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color)…

Leadership in Ministry Feature: Carla Toenniessen

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…

Anonymous Donor Gives Columbia Seminary $1M for Walker Presidential Scholarship

April 23, 2019—Columbia Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the creation of The Rev. Dr. Thomas W. and Jan C. Walker Presidential Scholarship. The new scholarship was made possible by an endowment gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor…

How One Person Learned to Deal With Triangles

April 22, 2019—Being a caring person who was “trained” in her family of origin to be the “fixer” or intermediary when family spats happened, Rebecca was naturally drawn to entering trianglesinvited or not. Early on it was a comfortable role…

Blooming in the Desert: The Ghost Ranch Pilgrimage Experience

Kathleen Norris writes beautifully about life on the Great Plains in her book, Dakota.

I tucked that book in my carry-on bag as I set out on pilgrimage with a group of companions from Columbia and Pittsburgh Seminaries.

The 2016…

Leadership in Ministry Feature: Bill (William) Pyle

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…

Have You Found the Key?

April 15, 2019—I’m the kind that’s wired with a thirst for knowledge and wisdom. As a child one of my favorite books was Proverbs, in the Bible. My dad introduced me to it, extolling the virtues of acquiring wisdom. Seeking…

Education by Israel Galindo

The Ten Commandments: A New Look at an Old View

How many times in life do we take the opportunity to think differently about a topic we think we know enough about (thank you very much!) or about which we have a well-established (and correct) opinion (again, thank you very…

Dr. Mitzi J. Smith Appointed J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament

April 9, 2019— Dr. Love Sechrest, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Columbia Theological Seminary announced that Dr. Mitzi Smith was appointed by the Board as the new J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, effective…

Dr. Jeffery Tribble Sr. Appointed Associate Dean for Advanced Professional Studies

April 9, 2019—Dr. Love Sechrest, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Columbia Theological Seminary announced the appointment of Associate Professor of Ministry Dr. Jeffery Tribble, Sr. as the new Associate Dean of Advanced Professional Studies, effective…

When the Honeymoon is Over

April 8, 2019—Beginning a ministry at a new church is an exciting experience. New challenges, a fresh start, promising possibilities, new relationships, can all be energizing. For most clergy, the first year at a new church is filled with excitement…

Columbia Seminary Archives Acquires Papers of Emeritus Walter Brueggemann

April 6, 2019—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Walter Brueggemann papers. This collection includes course notes, manuscript drafts, correspondence, and lectures spanning Brueggemann’s career as a theologian and professor….

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