Karl Barth and Kwame Bediako examined in new book by Dr. Tim Hartman

Karl Barth and Kwame Bediako examined in new book by Dr. Tim Hartman

Tim Hartman, assistant professor of theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, has published a new book titled Theology after Colonization: Bediako, Barth, and the Future of Theological Reflection. Many Western theologies find themselves unable to respond to increasing secularization and intensifying…

Dr. Rebecca Spurrier Awarded Vital Worship Grant for 2020 by Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) announced that it will fund 15 grants to Teacher-Scholars for 2020-2021 as part of its Vital Worship Grants Program. Among them is Columbia Theological Seminary’s Dr. Rebecca Spurrier, Associate Dean for Worship Life…

Artist Ally Markotich featured at the Center for Lifelong Learning

January 18, 2020—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary announces its new art exhibit featuring North Carolina artist Ally Markotich. Layer by Layer: Unearthing She is a series of paintings on inward exploration around the theme of…

Columbia Theological Seminary Announces 2020 Alumni Awards

January 15, 2020—Columbia Theological Seminary announced the recipients of its 2020 Alumni Awards to be presented during their annual “Homecoming” alumni reunion event to held February 3-5, 2020 on campus in Decatur, GA near Atlanta. Dan Milford (M.Div. ’93 and…

Dr. Renita Weems to Give 2020 O’Connor Lectures

January 13, 2020—Biblical scholar, minister, and author Dr. Renita Weems will present the 2020 Kathleen O’Connor Lectures at Columbia Theological Seminary on February 4-5, 2020. Previously, she has taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Spelman College. Dr. Weems has since…

Digital Archives Collection of Academic Catalogs Available

December 31, 2019—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the release of a new digital collection. Now available in the institutional repository is the entire run of academic catalogs, dating from 1849-2019. The…

Presbyterian Women’s Histories at Columbia Seminary

November 2, 2019—“The twentieth-century history of Presbyterian women’s organizations is a rich and varied one, and it is a history that has been well documented by women themselves. There are stories of prayer groups and sewing circles, building programs and…

Archives Creates New Discussion about Columbia’s History

October 12, 2019—With the recent release of Erskine Clarke’s To Count Our Days: A History of Columbia Theological Seminary, many are becoming acquainted with names, places, ideas, and events that shaped this institution for several generations. The C….

“Baseball Card Book” Documents First Women Ordained in the Presbyterian Church

As a woman in seminary, Caroline Leach (’72) only wanted the same respect accorded to other students. Here, she shares about the challenges of being a student at Columbia Theological Seminary at a time when women were just starting to…

Thornwell and Wilson Papers Released by Seminary Archives

October 1, 2019—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the public release of two recently digitized 19th century collections: the James Henley Thornwell papers, 1836-1861, and the Joseph Ruggles Wilson papers, late 1800’s. The…

Spring 2020 Older Adult Ministry Courses Announced

September 26, 2019—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary invites registrations for two upcoming courses in its Older Adult Ministry (OAM) course of study in the winter and spring of 2020.

Theological Reflection and Older Adult Ministry

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Program entering it's third year

Freedom vs. Order: The Evolution Controversy at Columbia Theological Seminary, 1857-1901

September 23, 2019—While touring the Smithsonian Institution’s Exploring Human Origins exhibit featured on the first and second floors of the library, take a moment to visit the reading room to see Freedom vs. Order: The Evolution Controversy at Columbia…

Miles for Ministry Supporting Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church

By Karen Webster, DMin ’16

“Running so others can stay in the race to which God has called them!

Travis and I were raised to believe that movement makes a difference. The church in which I grew up, in San…

New Walker Presidential Scholarship to Make Seminary an Affordable Reality for PC(USA) Students

At Columbia Theological Seminary, we are committed to providing an accessible, affordable theological education that is both academically rigorous and spiritually transformative. Scholarships are an essential part of this commitment.  Columbia Seminary offers one of the most expansive financial aid…

Big Ideas In Youth Ministry: Fearless Dialogues

August 28, 2019Fearless Dialogues is the theme of the Big Ideas in Youth Ministry Conference the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary November 5-7, 2019.

The conference kicks off Wednesday morning with Gregory C. Ellison II, Ph.D.,…

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