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Learning to Love the “Habit” of Prayer

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Learning to Love the “Habit” of Prayer

May 31, 2018—We human beings are creatures of habit.

We brush our teeth in the same direction, we take the same route to work, we fold our clothes or make our beds in pretty much the same manner day after…

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Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

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Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

April 9, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Dr. Love L. Sechrest to be the school’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Associate Professor of New Testament. She is currently…

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Church Conflict Can Take On A Life Of Its Own

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Church Conflict Can Take On A Life Of Its Own

July 23, 2018—Chris Hedges states that after a period of time, war begins to develop its own life. The former theology student turned journalist wrote in his book, War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, that those involved…

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Saying Yes to “Prayer Without Ceasing”

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Saying Yes to “Prayer Without Ceasing”

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Saint Paul throws down the spiritual gauntlet. He instructs his readers to “pray without ceasing.”

For almost two thousand years now, Christian saints, nuns, monks, and mystics have been trying to unpack that simple three-word verse…

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For the Bookshelf: The Scale of Perfection

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For the Bookshelf: The Scale of Perfection

July 16, 2018—Walter Hilton was born in 1343 and studied church law at Cambridge. At about the age of forty-three, after spending some period of time as a hermit, he began to lead a semi-monastic life with other priests in…

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Thriving in Ministry

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Thriving in Ministry

July 11, 2018—We believe thriving in ministry is theologically connected to a commitment to continual growth and maturation, individually and as a minister: growth as a person of faith, growth in interpersonal relationships, and continued growth in ministry competences—in short,…

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Could Emotional Intelligence Have Kept Me From A Forced Termination?

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Could Emotional Intelligence Have Kept Me From A Forced Termination?

July 9, 2018—Have you ever met someone and the longer you talked the more distressed or angry you became, but had no apparent reason for your reaction? Have you ever walked into a meeting and soon realized there was an…

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The Promise After the Planting: Growing Faith on the Farm

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The Promise After the Planting: Growing Faith on the Farm

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5)

He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed…

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A Non-Canonical Text Discovered!

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A Non-Canonical Text Discovered!

July 2, 2018—Archaeological discoveries have made us aware of other versions of sacred stories that were lost for previous generations. For example, the full text of the Gospel of Thomas was only discovered in 1945. These non-canonical texts provide alternative…

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Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses

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Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses

June 25, 2018—The Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to partner with the Ministering to Ministers Foundation in offering the Transitioning Into Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses. The wellness retreat provides a relaxed atmosphere and confidential setting…

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For the Bookshelf: The Imitation of Christ

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For the Bookshelf: The Imitation of Christ

June 18, 2018—At the very beginning of the 15th Century, the German, Thomas a Kempis, became a monk in an Augustinian monastery in the Netherlands. This monastery was comprised of priests who were members of the Brethren of Common Life,…

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