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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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Digital Archives Collection of Academic Catalogs Available

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Digital Archives Collection of Academic Catalogs Available

December 31, 2019—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the release of a new digital collection. Now available in the institutional repository is the entire run of academic catalogs, dating from 1849-2019. The...

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Traits of a well-defined leader

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Traits of a well-defined leader

I came across some notes from a presentation by my friend, Ken Hurto, former faculty member in the Leadership in Ministry Workshops (www.leadershipinministry.com). Ken’s presentation on leadership was titled “Being a Lighthouse and Not a Bulldozer.”...

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A Christmas Eve Prayer

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A Christmas Eve Prayer

Our Father of all Souls,

This is Christmas Eve!

There is not another day like this in all the year.

It’s as if we had been climbing for the last month with our

eyes on this one day.

Now we...

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Finding a great children’s minister

Dr. G. & Friends

Finding a great children’s minister

A friend recently contacted me for advice (despite knowing I don’t give advice). She had accepted the call to be the chair of her church’s search committee for a children’s minister. She asked about some book resources on children’s ministry....

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New Stories, New Narratives: Columbia Seminary Begins Transformative Community Conferencing Process

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New Stories, New Narratives: Columbia Seminary Begins Transformative Community Conferencing Process

Decatur, GA–At its fall 2019 meeting, the Board of Trustees issued a mandate to Columbia Theological Seminary to embark on a process of institutional reckoning. Upon the recommendation of Dr. Marcia Riggs, J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics, the...

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The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Four Saints, Four Centuries

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The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Four Saints, Four Centuries

Whenever I read about the great cloud of witnesses in Hebrews 11, I picture David and Moses, Abraham and Sarah, Jephthah, Gideon and Samuel sitting in the bleachers while we on the track are running the race toward Jesus.

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