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Multi-seminary Sponsored Conference Explores Crossroads of Worship and Theological Justice

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Multi-seminary Sponsored Conference Explores Crossroads of Worship and Theological Justice

July 24, 2018—Paying close attention to how worship shapes us for justice, the new conference Just Worship: Toward a Faithful and Vibrant Future will examine the way churches approach worship planning, leadership, and participation so that they may fully be…

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The Coaching Institute Comes to Columbia Theological Seminary

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The Coaching Institute Comes to Columbia Theological Seminary

June 7, 2018—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary announces the launch of a new certificate program, The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS).  This certificate program and its instructors are accredited by the International Coach…

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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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“You Had to Be There”: Misadventures in Ministry

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“You Had to Be There”: Misadventures in Ministry

August 15, 2018—The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary will start the new academic year with reflections on misadventures in ministry through the eyes of those that know it best—clergy and lay leaders.

So, what’s it like to…

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An Interview With Cody Sanders About Ministry With LGBTQIA Youth

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An Interview With Cody Sanders About Ministry With LGBTQIA Youth

August 13, 2018—Rev. Dr. Cody Sanders will teach the online course, “Ministry With LGBTQIA Youth” at the Center for Lifelong Learning in October.

He is the pastor of the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, and serves as the American Baptist…

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Just Worship: The Symbolism Behind Worship for All

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Just Worship: The Symbolism Behind Worship for All

This post describes the backstory behind the Just Worship imagery by it’s logo creator, Lauren Wright Pittman.

 

 

 

For me, the heart of Just Worship, a conference catered towards a faithful and vibrant future of worship, is a…

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For the Bookshelf: The Labyrinth of the World

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For the Bookshelf: The Labyrinth of the World

August 6, 2018—Born in 1592, John Comenius came from Moravia, within the modern Czech Republic. His life was marked with tragedy. His parents and two of his sisters died in 1604 from the plague. He was subsequently raised by and…

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Online Learning: Convenient, Practical and Timely 

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Online Learning: Convenient, Practical and Timely 

If you haven’t tried online learning for continuing education yet, what’s holding you back?

The Center for Lifelong Learning is offering eight additional online courses between now and the end of May 2019.

The topics are contemporary and classic ranging…

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Maybe the Problem is With You

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Maybe the Problem is With You

July 30, 2018—Have you ever heard a pastor say, “Why is it that no matter what church I go to I always end up with the same bunch of @&#* idiots?!” If you’ve had a string of dysfunctional churches, the…

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What’s Next for Worship? Worship that Equips Us for Justice

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What’s Next for Worship? Worship that Equips Us for Justice

Fans of the West Wing may recall that (fictional) President Jed Bartlett could always be counted on to ask this question: “What’s next?” 

Whether at the end of a meeting, after a goal was met, or to break a stalemate,…

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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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