Dr. James McDowell Richards, Columbia Seminary’s Longest Serving President

Dr. James McDowell Richards, Columbia Seminary’s Longest Serving President

March 7, 2020—The C. Benton Kline, Jr., Special Collections and Archives and the John Bulow Campbell Library invite you to the library’s first floor reading room to view the current exhibit, “An Appeal to Fellow Christians.” The exhibit highlights the…

Columbia Seminary Partners with Spelman College to Host Atlanta Stop of Beyoncé Mass

February 19, 2020—Spelman College, in partnership with Columbia Theological Seminary, will host the Beyoncé Mass 7:00 pm, March 2, in Sisters Chapel, 440 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta.

Created and curated by Rev. Yolanda Norton, H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black…

The Incarnation in Vantage Cover Art

By Michael K. Thompson, Director of Communications

“So what’s your plan for Vantage themes this year?” asked Julie Bailey, our Director of Alumni and Church Relations.

After scouring the institutional language of Columbia Theological Seminary to deliver a fresh…

Why Do We Worship God Together?

Why do we worship God together? This question, with which I begin every introductory worship class that I teach, presses my students and me not only to consider the God who is worthy of prayer and praise but also the…

Columbia Theological Seminary Recognized with Green Seminary Certification

January 29, 2020—The Green Seminary Initiative (GSI) has certified the efforts of Columbia Theological Seminary through the Seminary Environmental Certification Program (SECP), which is a 3-year process designed to provide the structure, guidance and support seminaries to further develop their…

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…

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