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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

Dr. G. & Friends

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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Why I Do This Work Called Bowen Theory

Dr. G. & Friends

Why I Do This Work Called Bowen Theory

October 29, 2018—I learned about Bowen Theory in seminary and following it through the pastor with whom I served and several ministers who “practiced” the theory and participated in workshops called Leadership in Ministry (LIM). While in seminary, my professors…

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All Shapes and Sizes: What Does Youth Ministry Look Like?

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All Shapes and Sizes: What Does Youth Ministry Look Like?

It’s important to understand that there’s no set formula for youth ministry and how it operates.

It comes in many variations and looks different for every ministry. It comes in all shapes and sizes.

Church folks are typically very concerned…

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For the Bookshelf: The Spiritual Guide

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For the Bookshelf: The Spiritual Guide

October 22, 2108—Miguel de Molinos was a prominent Catholic mystic. He was born in Saragossa, Spain in about 1627. He attended a Jesuit college, became a priest, and earned a doctorate in theology. When in his early forties, he went…

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