Until we can safely gather in person on campus, we will gather online! Join your colleagues for a free two-day continuing education and reunion event March 1-2, 2021.
Colloquium ’21 will be different, and the alumni council is excited about it, and excited to share our offerings with even more alumni this year!
You will enjoy:
- Thoughtful chapel services, led by Dr. Tom Long and Dr. Perzavia Praylow
- A panel discussion to learn more about Columbia’s commitment to becoming a more just and equitable seminary
- A panel discussion to think about what church looks like post-pandemic
- A “Town Hall” update and Q&A with President Van Dyk
- A meet and greet with our Distinguished Service and Pioneer in Ministry Awardees
- Our annual alumni association meeting
And you will have the chance to get “back in the classroom” with Columbia professors without having to leave your home.
- We have curated sample lectures and reading material from 8 professors across the disciplines of Bible, History and Practical Theology.
- You are invited to choose four courses, read assigned reading (or watch the lecture) in advance of Colloquium.
- You will Zoom with the professor during Colloquium at the scheduled time to discuss course material.
- All material and Zoom links will be found on our Colloquium event platform.
Joining us is as easy as 1-2-3-4:
Step 1: Go to the Colloquium site and click “Register” in the upper navigation. You will receive an email with a link for more information. (be sure to check your junk folder if it doesn’t show up right away).
Step 2: Click on the link and head to the platform.
Step 3: Click on “sessions” and you will see a list of events.
Step 4: Click on the Event to find the course material in the files tab.
If you are having issues navigating the Colloquium site, you can watch a brief tutorial:
Class Reunions: You will also have the chance to reconnect with your classmates if you are in the classes of: 2020, 2016, 2011, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1981, 1971 and 1966. So, grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail and prepare to catch up!
Ministry can be isolating no matter the context. This pandemic year has been even more isolating. Your alumni council hopes Colloquium will offer you an opportunity to worship, reflect, learn and re-union with Columbia Seminary faculty and colleagues.
See you online soon!
Director of Alumni & Church Relations
This year’s event is free, but registration is required! Go the Colloquium website and click on “Register” in the upper navigation. Register here.
COLLOQUIUM ’21 SCHEDULE
Monday, March 1
|10:00 am||Morning Chapel – Preacher: Tom Long|
|10:30 am||“Coffee in the Cloud” – Bring your coffee and visit with worship leaders and colleagues|
|11:00 am||Panel: The Post-Pandemic Church – Brandi Casto-Waters, Ryan Baer, Cheryl Barnes, David Park|
|12-12:30||Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Alumni Awards|
|1:00-1:45||Dr. Jake Myers and Dr. Tim Hartman|
|2:00-2:45||Dr. William Yoo and Dr. Love Sechrest|
|3:00-3:45||An Interview with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith|
|6:00-7:00||Class Reunions for 2020, 2016, 2011, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1981, 1971 and 1966|
Tuesday, March 2
|10:00 am||Morning Chapel – Preacher: Dr. Perzavia Praylow|
|10:30am||“Coffee in the Cloud” – Bring your coffee and visit with worship leaders and colleagues|
|11:00-11:45||Panel Discussion: Meet Your Transformative Conferencing Committee: Alina Bowie, Todd Speed, Laura Cunningham, Perzavia Praylow|
|1:00-1:45||Town Hall with President Van Dyk|
|2:00-2:45||Dr. Anna Carter Florence and Dr. Raj Nadella|
|3:00-3:45||Dr. Mark Douglas and Dr. Bill Brown|
|6:00-7:00||Class Reunions for: 1966, 1996, 1991, 1981, 1971|
Here are the folks who have registered so far!
Sara Burress, O.S.B.
Anna Carter Florence
John Daniel DeBevoise
Emily C. Heath
Kazy Blocher Hinds
Miriam Lawrence Leupold
Rev. Dr. Frank M.
Nancy Meehan Yao
Leigh Ann Min
Nancy Meehan Yao
Leigh Ann Min
Catherine Neelly Burton
Laura Nile Tuell
James P. Noble
Jeanette Pinkston Jackson