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Scriptures & Study: A Look into PW Horizons Bible Study

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Scriptures & Study: A Look into PW Horizons Bible Study

Each year, Presbyterian Women publishes a nine-lesson Horizons Bible study which is used by women across the U.S. (and in several other countries). The studies often focus on a book of the Bible and/or a particular theme. Because the studies...

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Dr. Yoder Appointed as Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Dr. Yoder Appointed as Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Dr. Christine Roy Yoder as the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean of Faculty. The appointment begins on July 1, 2022 and extends for three years.

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Dr. Sechrest Receives Appointment to Mount St. Mary’s University

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Dr. Sechrest Receives Appointment to Mount St. Mary’s University

Columbia Theological Seminary announces the departure of Dr. Love Sechrest who has faithfully served since 2018 as Columbia’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Associate Professor of New Testament

Dr. Sechrest has recently been appointed as...

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The power of questions in teaching and learning

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The power of questions in teaching and learning

There are two teaching behaviors that, once mastered, can help the teacher be more effective in bringing about powerful learning in the instructional setting.

These are both fundamental teaching skills (“basic”) but both seem difficult for many teachers to master.

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Developing Your Pastoral Intelligence: Emotional Fitness for Ministry Effectiveness

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Developing Your Pastoral Intelligence: Emotional Fitness for Ministry Effectiveness

The fall course, Developing Your Pastoral Intelligence: Emotional Fitness for Ministry Effectiveness, is for clergy serving in congregational contexts who seek to assess and improve their leadership and ministry effectiveness. 

The program includes a nine-month coaching relationship...

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So what is Education for, anyway?

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So what is Education for, anyway?

It’s been an interesting academic year for conversations about educational matters.

Between the systemic COVID disruptions, the frenzied debates about online models of education, curriculum assessments, and consultations with faculty and school administrators about curriculum and learning, attending conferences for...

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Columbia Theological Seminary Names Eleventh President

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Columbia Theological Seminary Names Eleventh President

Columbia Theological Seminary’s presidential search committee and board of trustees are pleased to announce Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo will become Columbia’s 11th president effective August 1, 2022.

“Victor Aloyo brings a passion for God’s work in the church and the...

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Amateurs and Professionals

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Amateurs and Professionals

One thought from author Edwin Friedman that has stayed with me is about the difference between a professional and a hack.

He wrote that leadership competence is not about knowledge or expertise; a professional and a hack may know the...

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Coaching, Connection and Hope

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Coaching, Connection and Hope

A friend recommended I sign up for the coaching class at Columbia.

Little did I realize the ripple effect it would have.

It has me leaning into hope.

 

In the course, the leaders framed the program for coachees to...

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