Columbia Receives Nurturing Children Planning Grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Columbia Receives Nurturing Children Planning Grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

November 30, 2022 – Columbia Theological Seminary has received a planning grant of $50,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its Nurturing Children through Worship and Prayer Initiative. The aim of this initiative is to help children come to know and…

Addressing Clergy Mental Health

There are approximately 243,900 clergy employed in the USA.(1)

They are the spiritual and administrative leaders of faith-based organizations: congregations, churches, non-profits, denominations, etc.

They oversee funerals and weddings, visit ill and homebound congregants, provide spiritual direction and pastoral counseling…

Choose Principles Over Feelings

Differentiation of self, one of the eight concepts in Bowen Systems Theory, is all about functioning.

One manifestation of how one functions in a self-differentiated manner is how well one can separate feeling from thinking (feelings being the experience…

Bridges Out of Poverty: ReKindle Project 2.0

Faith Presbyterian Church of Blue Ridge, Georgia, received a first-year reKindle grant in 2021 from the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Their grant project, titled “Nourishing Hope in Our Beloved Community,” was a joint effort with the…

The Brain and Teaching and Learning: Pt 5

Today’s brain and learning concept: the brain perceives and creates parts and wholes.

This is the final entry in this “The Brain and Teaching and Learning” series.


The brain has two separate but simultaneous tendencies for organizing information.


Education by Israel Galindo

Long Lives, Well Lived

In the 1970s, four couples in Spokane, WA, were busy raising families and building careers as they developed their lives and faithfulness at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

It was a fun and busy time for their thirteen kids (me being one…