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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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Artist Ally Markotich featured at the Center for Lifelong Learning

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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...

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A Call to Community from Dr. King

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A Call to Community from Dr. King

At the end of the year 1967 the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) decided that it was time to launch the Poor People’s Campaign.

This was an effort at launching a broad movement across axes of race, gender, and class...

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Clergy Colloquies to Help Get You Out of Your Rut

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Clergy Colloquies to Help Get You Out of Your Rut

It’s worth confessing: most of us, at some point, settle into a comfortable professional routine (a rut, really) that intersects with the achievement of a certain level of competence and the expectations placed on us about the job. Once we...

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Columbia Theological Seminary Announces 2020 Alumni Awards

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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...

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Dr. Renita Weems to Give 2020 O’Connor Lectures

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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...

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The effects of a pastoral forced termination on a congregation

Dr. G. & Friends

The effects of a pastoral forced termination on a congregation

The silent epidemic of clergy forced terminations seems to continue. According to a 2008 study by the Ministering to Ministers Foundation,

 

Nearly a fourth, 22.8% of pastors have either been terminated or forced to resign. Nearly two-thirds, 62%, of...
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Beyond Words: Providing Spiritual Care Without Speaking

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Beyond Words: Providing Spiritual Care Without Speaking

When I first heard about spiritual direction many years ago, I was intrigued but a tad skeptical (I don’t need anyone to direct MY spirituality).

When I learned that Columbia Theological Seminary was going to begin a spiritual direction certificate...

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Pastoral Excellence Programs for Mid-Career Clergy and Women of Color Announced

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Pastoral Excellence Programs for Mid-Career Clergy and Women of Color Announced

January 6, 2020— Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 colloquies from the Center for Lifelong Learning, part of the Pastoral Excellence Program of Columbia Theological Seminary.

 

The Colloquy for Clergy Series offers clergy an opportunity to engage as...

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Christian Education: Values or Content?

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Christian Education: Values or Content?

Tucked away in one of my educational psychology books is a Peanuts cartoon clipped from a newspaper years ago. It is a cartoon of Peppermint Patty, that endearing character who represents a teacher’s worst nightmare: the unmotivated student.

 

In...

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