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Artists, Leading Theologians, Legal Scholars, and Community Leaders to Explore Migration and Border Crossings in Multidisciplinary Conference

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Artists, Leading Theologians, Legal Scholars, and Community Leaders to Explore Migration and Border Crossings in Multidisciplinary Conference

Columbia Theological Seminary and Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion are excited to co-host a multidisciplinary conference on immigration—Migration and Border CrossingsFebruary 7-9, 2019 at Columbia Seminary. [REGISTER HERE]

“This conference will bring together leading theologians, legal…

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What’s Your Number? How the Enneagram Helps You to Understand Yourself and Others

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What’s Your Number? How the Enneagram Helps You to Understand Yourself and Others

In the summer of 1991, a t-shirt changed my life.

I was on staff at Ring Lake Ranch, a spiritual retreat center in the Wyoming wilderness., when one mid-summer morning, Sister Agnes arrived in the dining hall wearing a t-shirt…

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15 Most Common Anxiety Triggers in Congregations

Dr. G. & Friends

15 Most Common Anxiety Triggers in Congregations

August 27, 2018—It’s no secret that congregations experience times of anxiety. Those periods of acute anxiety can be triggered by any number of events, conditions, or situations. Here are the 15 most common anxiety triggers in a congregation (in no…

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2018 Admissions Progress: By the Numbers… and Infographics

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2018 Admissions Progress: By the Numbers… and Infographics

45 students made up the 2018 incoming fall class. Who are they?

They come from 13 different states, with 50% from Georgia. 66% percent are female and 34% male. Seven South Koreans, one student from India and one from Cuba…

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Be Virgil – A Coach as Companion on the Way

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Be Virgil – A Coach as Companion on the Way

Be Virgil,” reads the Post-It on the windowsill in front of my desk, a reminder of the role I am to play when I meet with a coaching client.

 

I faced my biggest crisis in ministry within weeks of…

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Why Bowen Theory is Useless

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Why Bowen Theory is Useless

November 12, 2018—Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST), or “Bowen Theory,” continues to grow in its interest to, and influence among, clergy, denominational leaders, and seminaries. I think this is a good thing, overall. Many have found in BFST a frame…

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We’re Wired for Story…What’s Yours?

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We’re Wired for Story…What’s Yours?

In times like these, you need a story.  “A story?” you ask. “A story? Why?”

Why? Because we are wired for story.

We are streaming stories every day on Hulu, Netflix and YouTube. When it comes to church, what is…

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Quotes about Shirley Guthrie and Christian Doctrine

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Quotes about Shirley Guthrie and Christian Doctrine

Ryan Baer, Pastor, Ridglea Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, TX:

When I was a prospective student, the admissions office arranged for me to meet with a few professors during my very first visit to Columbia Seminary.  I sat down in Charlie…

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50 Years of Christian Doctrine

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50 Years of Christian Doctrine

By Dr. Martha Moore-Keish and Dr. George Stroup

Click HERE for quotes from various students of Shirley Guthrie and Christian Doctrine.

 

Introduction

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Dr. Shirley Guthrie’s landmark book Christian…

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Steps to Developing New Programs in Your Church

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Steps to Developing New Programs in Your Church

November 5, 2018—Starting new programs is not just a good idea, it’s necessary for cultivating a vital education and formation program. Programs tend to have a short shelf lifethough many tend to be maintained long past their expiration date for…

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President Leanne Van Dyk Responds to Recent Acts of Violence

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President Leanne Van Dyk Responds to Recent Acts of Violence

Dear Friends of Columbia Theological Seminary,

Our common life together at Columbia Seminary is shaped by deep values rooted in our Christian commitments. These values include hospitality, justice, kindness, mercy, love, and care for others. We are grieved here on…

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Landscapes of Renewal: How to Read and “See” the Bible

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Landscapes of Renewal: How to Read and “See” the Bible

Landscapes are important, particularly when they are identified with “home.”

Indeed, there is a newly coined clinical term shared by both psychologists and ecologists called “solastalgia,” a combination of the Latin word solacium (comfort) and the Greek root –algia (pain).

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