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Have you found the key?

Dr. G. & Friends

Have you found the key?

One metaphor for wisdom is the key. Keys unlock what is closed, throw open the doors to what is hidden, and reveal secrets locked away. Keys are also a metaphor for access, and therefore, of power (remember the character nicknamed...

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Dr. James McDowell Richards, Columbia Seminary’s Longest Serving President

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Dr. James McDowell Richards, Columbia Seminary’s Longest Serving President

March 7, 2020—The C. Benton Kline, Jr., Special Collections and Archives and the John Bulow Campbell Library invite you to the library’s first floor reading room to view the current exhibit, “An Appeal to Fellow Christians.” The exhibit highlights the...

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Motivation and Learning

Dr. G. & Friends

Motivation and Learning

Here’s the bad news: The truth is, we can’t teach anybody anything.

The good news, however, is that people are motivated to learn, conditionally. We can’t teach a truth—or even a simple fact—to someone who is not ready to learn,...

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Community and the Church: a look back with Rev. Charles Heyward

Along the Journey

Community and the Church: a look back with Rev. Charles Heyward

The Rev. Charles Christopher Heyward Sr is a two-time CTS graduate receiving both his Master of Divinity (1988) and Doctor of Ministry (1994) degrees from the institution. In 1996,  Heyward became the pastor of St. James United Presbyterian Church...

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Design for Clergy Lifelong Learning

Dr. G. & Friends

Design for Clergy Lifelong Learning

My current context for ministry is theological education in the seminary. We see our mission as preparing clergy for congregational ministry, as well as leaders in other ministry contexts (non-profits, missions, etc.). As with most seminaries we do...

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A Time to Celebrate and Honor Caregivers

Along the Journey

A Time to Celebrate and Honor Caregivers

With over 66 million family caregivers in the United States alone, National Caregivers Day (this Friday) is a way for us to pay tribute to the caregivers who provide for the health and wellbeing of their family members, friends, or...

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Columbia Seminary Partners with Spelman College to Host Atlanta Stop of Beyoncé Mass

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Columbia Seminary Partners with Spelman College to Host Atlanta Stop of Beyoncé Mass

February 19, 2020—Spelman College, in partnership with Columbia Theological Seminary, will host the Beyoncé Mass 7:00 pm, March 2, in Sisters Chapel, 440 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta.

Created and curated by Rev. Yolanda Norton, H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black...

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Teaching for Faith

Dr. G. & Friends

Teaching for Faith

A man was out hiking when he fell off a cliff. He managed to grab a thin tree branch sticking out of the side of the rocky cliff wall saving him from plunging thousands of feet below. As his fingers...

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Being a Neighbor to a Stranger

Along the Journey

Being a Neighbor to a Stranger

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you (Proverbs 3:3)!

This 7 -word command lets us know how vital it is to show kindness in the world with every opportunity we get.

The verse goes on with instructions to tie them...

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