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theological investigations in church and culture
@ this point: theological investigations in church and culture
On behalf of the faculty of Columbia Theological Seminary, we welcome you to @ this point. This unique journal is a ministry—one that we offer especially to adult church members who are hungry for thoughtful and provocative resources to stimulate their growth in Christ.
@ this point is available only online (ISSN 1932-698X). Each issue focuses on a particular topic seen through the lenses of a variety of theological disciplines. Lead articles, responses, and replies, discussion-starters, and often curriculum for adult education will be written by scholars whose concern for the church is that it continues to “be transformed by the renewing of your minds” (Romans 12:2).
We began @ this point because we are concerned about the quality of conversation in the church. Our hope is that our journal will model thoughtful and charitable disagreement, as we all seek wisdom, understanding, and social relevance in today’s world.
Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics
Over the past two years, @ This Point has taken a hiatus due to the pandemic. A new issue will be published in the winter of 2023. Until then, here are some of the top posts from the past few years.
We will also begin to add the archive of past editions to this website in the near future.
@ This Point
A few of our most-read articles.
Every day the news is filled with more stories about melting ice caps and glaciers, rising seas and …
“Community” and “relationship” are “in words” in current environmental and creational discussions.
Theological imagination is an essential part of the church’s life.
Howard Thurman is one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.
The four winds of heaven stirred up the Great Sea, then four beasts came out of the sea.
The novelist David Foster Wallace speaks persuasively of the importance of being conscious of what we choose to worship.
Mark Douglas, Editor
Lead essays, responses, and reply are by invitation only. Readers interested in continuing the conversations these essays initiate are encouraged to write responses for their own contexts.
Columbia Theological Seminary is a theological institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA).