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New Art Exhibit on Campus “Our Home Is The Holy Land”

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New Art Exhibit on Campus “Our Home Is The Holy Land”

February 2, 2019—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) announces a new exhibit “Our Home Is The Holy Land” including selections from “Through the Checkpoint” and “Children of Bethlehem,” featuring the work of Columbia Theological Seminary alumna Katie Archibald-Woodward.  The CLL…

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The Third Spiritual Alphabet

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The Third Spiritual Alphabet

January 28, 2019—The author, Francisco de Osuna, was born in 1492, in the town of Osuna in southern Spain. His family was in the service of a count. At the age of eighteen, he was attracted to the priesthood. After…

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Resisting the Co-opting of MLK’s Legacy and Remembering Him as a Theologian

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Resisting the Co-opting of MLK’s Legacy and Remembering Him as a Theologian

Martin Luther King Jr. is arguably the most celebrated non-elected citizen in the history of the United States of America.

This is evidenced by the fact that Dr. King is the only American to have a federal holiday named in…

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Your Congregation Is Not Your Family

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Your Congregation Is Not Your Family

January 7, 2019—The fact is that, despite the warm metaphor we commonly use, a congregation is not a family. A congregation is a localized, institutionalized expression of a larger social system: the organized religious system.1 The relationship clergy have with…

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Foster Connors, Gehman to Receive 2019 Alumni Awards

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Foster Connors, Gehman to Receive 2019 Alumni Awards

January 9, 2019—Columbia Theological Seminary announces recipients of its 2019 Alumni Awards to be presented during their annual “Homecoming” alumni reunion event, February 4-6, 2019, on campus in Decatur, GA near Atlanta. Philip R. “Phil” Gehman (MDiv ’68) will…

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A Spirituality Reading List for 2019

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A Spirituality Reading List for 2019

A Spirituality Reading List by Fives

Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

Someone recently asked me for a reading list of books on spirituality. I’ll start by confessing that coming up with this…

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Effective Leaders Focus on Process

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Effective Leaders Focus on Process

December 31, 2018—Effective congregational leaders know the difference between content and process—and they focus on process rather than content. Content has to do with what people say, while process has to do with how people function. Beliefs, doctrines, mission statements,…

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For the Bookshelf: On Prayer—Conversation with God

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For the Bookshelf: On Prayer—Conversation with God

December 24, 2018—John Calvin was the great Protestant reformer from France, who ultimately pastored the church in Geneva. During his Christian journey and ministry as a reformed pastor, he wrote and frequently revised the classical work of theology, Institutes of…

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The Writer’s Block Antidote…It’s Not What You Think

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The Writer’s Block Antidote…It’s Not What You Think

When I first started writing fiction, I had a great idea for a story, and it felt like the whole story was alive in my imagination.

Each time I tried to write the story down on paper, though, the excitement…

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