If you need additional resources or would like more information on Columbia’s seminary operations,
please visit our COVID-19 : : For Body and Spirit page



For the Philippians, Job, and James Series,
visit our YouTube Office Hours playlist

Job videos will be posted here as they become available

NOTE: Office Hours is now streaming on Sunday mornings.

Office Hours: An Online Pop-up Bible Study” is designed to meet the needs of pastors and congregations during our season of social distancing. Brennan Breed, from Columbia Theological Seminary, and Chris Holmes, from First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, are teaming up with guest professors to offer an in-depth, spontaneous and unrehearsed five-week study of the book of Ruth.

During the study, we will engage with scholars such as Marcia Y. Riggs and Kathleen O’Connor from Columbia Theological Seminary, Judy Fentress-Williams from Virginia Theological Seminary, Elaine James from Princeton Theological Seminary, and Roger Nam from Emory University.

All are welcome to the free, hour-long conversation livestreamed to Facebook every Sunday morning from 9:30AM to 10:30AM Eastern Time, from September 20th  to October 18nd at Limited spaces exist for participants to join via Zoom webinar for those without access to Facebook. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube for later viewing. See the Office Hours Playlist.

Participants who want a deeper experience may also register to receive free access to course material, complete with syllabus, downloadable readings, and audio-video links for further study. Register for additional resources below.

Office Hours Schedule:

The Book of Ruth: Faithfulness for Troubled Times

September 20
Setting the Scene for the Book of Ruth
Guest Host: Dr. Elaine James, Princeton Theological Seminary

September 27
Ruth 1: Faithfulness across Borders
Guest Host: Dr. Kathleen O’Connor, Columbia Theological Seminary

October 4
Ruth 2: Kinship and Otherness
Guest Host: Dr. Roger Nam, Emory University

October 11
Ruth 3: A Cloaked Covenant
Guest Host: Dr. Judy-Fentress Williams, Virginia Theological Seminary

October 18
Ruth 4: Survival and Transformation
Guest Host: Dr. Marcia Y. Riggs, Columbia Theological Seminary 


Back to the Text is a class at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, offered to divinity students in all degree programs. It was created and is led by Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia, and culminates in a student performance of a different biblical book each year. This year, the class read the books of Samuel–and with the onset of COVID-19, pivoted from a live performance to an audio performance, that could be developed and accessed online.

Please visit the Back to the Text website for the complete performance recording, background on performers and characters, and about the amazing transformation from one of Columbia’s most loved, embodied classes to an amazing online experience.



President – David Powers ‘09

Vice President – Sunghee Han ‘13

Secretary – Chad Wright Pittman ‘16

Immediate Past President Ella Busby ’00

Click Here for All Council Members

Columbia Theological Seminary is more than a place to train to be a pastor. It is a place to find your community: those who understand and share your journey with both its challenges and joys.

Seminary alumni have a bond with those who came before them, as well as those who will graduate in the future. We remember the faculty who nurtured us and prepared us for the many kinds of ministry we do.

This is a central place where we make resources available to you and your churches. Be a part of our online community. Try some of the links provided. Check out the latest edition of our publications. Feel free to share your ideas about ways we can continue to support you in your ministry. And by all means, send us an update about what is happening in your part of God’s world. All you need to do is let us know!


Announcing new process!  Are you a CTS alumni open to the possibility of a new call?  Are you in a congregation searching for a new pastor?  We now have a process in place to help you connect! Click here to learn more!



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