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

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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...

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To Count Our Days: a history of Columbia Theological Seminary

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To Count Our Days: a history of Columbia Theological Seminary

An interview from Vantage magazine with Erskine Clarke, Professor Emeritus of American Religious History about his new book on the history of Columbia Theological Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary’s rich history provides a window into the...

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Exhibit Exploring Human Origins to Open at Columbia Theological Seminary

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Exhibit Exploring Human Origins to Open at Columbia Theological Seminary

August 13, 2019—The John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary will be one of the first seminary libraries to host the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History traveling exhibit—Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?...

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Functioning At Your Best as Leader

Dr. G. & Friends

Functioning At Your Best as Leader

Someone once asked an imaginative question: “What if some day scientists discovered a differentiation gene?” It was a fun question to ponder, but, genes don’t work the way most of us imagine. Bowen’s Scale of Differentiation posits that one characteristic...

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“Being is Doing”: Tools for Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences

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“Being is Doing”: Tools for Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences

As the conversation around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), trauma, and trauma informed care grows, practitioners and policy stakeholders recognize the impact of trauma and transition. This is especially true among some of the most vulnerable populations: young adult women and...

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Understanding the Difficult Parishioner

Dr. G. & Friends

Understanding the Difficult Parishioner

Interacting with seminarians typically raises two affections in me. The first is hope. God is still calling people to participate in the redemptive mission of the Kingdom, and people are still answering that call. The second, is a bit of...

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The 15 Most Common Anxiety Triggers in a Congregation

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The 15 Most Common Anxiety Triggers in a Congregation

It’s no secret that congregations experience times of increased anxiety. Those periods of acute anxiety can be triggered by any number of events, conditions, or situations. Here are the 15 most common triggers to anxiety in a congregation (in no...

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Presbyterian Women’s Histories at Columbia Seminary

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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...

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Older Adult Ministry Program Recognizes 3 New Graduates

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Older Adult Ministry Program Recognizes 3 New Graduates

Three people were recognized for completing the coursework required to earn a Certificate in Older Adult Ministry (OAM) at the annual meeting of the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) in Louisville, KY.

This program is a partnership between POAMN...

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The Box Story

Dr. G. & Friends

The Box Story

I counseled a parishioner who was dissatisfied with his work for a religious agency.

“I can do the work,” he said, “but my heart is not in it.”

Meanwhile, he was pondering the possibility of a new job that was...

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Moving Possibilities: Four Lessons from Moving More

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Moving Possibilities: Four Lessons from Moving More

“Why are you still moving?” the kids around me in the elementary school lunch line instructed.

“Stop moving!”

We had just finished some kind of movement class and I was still practicing the moves while in the line.

 In a...

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Spiritual Leadership During Turbulent Times

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Spiritual Leadership During Turbulent Times

During periods of societal regression, people may feel more entitled to even their bad behavior.

They may feel they have legitimate “excuses” for behaving as they do and that this should be understood and accepted no matter what the negative...

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