C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives Releases Ormond Papers

C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives Releases Ormond Papers

April 21, 2018—The C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the release of the personal papers of Dr. J. Will Ormond, Jr at The John Bulow Campbell Library on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus. A…

Lisa Weaver Named Assistant Professor of Worship

April 10, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Ms. Lisa M. Weaver as Assistant Professor of Worship. Ms. Weaver, a Ph.D. candidate in Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology at The Catholic University of America, will…

Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty

April 9, 2018—The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary voted unanimously today to appoint Dr. Love L. Sechrest to be the school’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Associate Professor of New Testament. She is currently…

CLL Receives Wabash Grant for Design of Classroom and Online Teaching Methods

June 6, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary announced the award of a small project grant to form a teaching and learning collaborative to explore teaching methods in classroom performance and design of online education. The…

Dawson and Moore-Keish Approved to Faculty Chairs at Columbia Seminary

May 24, 2017—During the Spring meetings for the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary recommendations were approved to appoint Dr. Kathy Dawson and Dr. Martha Moore-Keish to occupy faculty chairs. Dr. Kathy Dawson is now the Benton Family Associate…

Christine Roy Yoder Named Interim Dean of Faculty

June 7, 2016—Columbia Theological Seminary President Leanne Van Dyk announced that Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis Dr. Christine Roy Yoder will be appointed as the Interim Dean of Faculty effective July 11, 2016. Current Vice President of Academic…

Get Out! (Part 2)

By Bill Harkins, Senior Lecturer of Pastoral Theology and Care.

May 15, 2015In my first post, I talked about the growing cohort of class alumni out in the world has been remarkably faithful in staying in touch with me and some…

Get Out! (Part 1)

By Bill Harkins, Senior Lecturer of Pastoral Theology and Care.

May 13, 2015—For almost 17 years, I have hosted a course at Columbia Theological Seminary called “Men in Ministry.” We’ve gathered weekly to discuss readings, share reflection papers and a meal,…

Teach-in on Capital Punishment and the Church

May 1, 2015—In the wake of the scheduled lethal injection execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner, the only woman on death row in the state of Georgia, a loud cry emerged from the faith community. Many of these efforts grew out…

Church Planting with Entrepreneurial Skill

By Dr. Jeffery L. Tribble, Sr., Associate Professor of Ministry

September 3, 2014—The mission of Columbia Theological Seminary is educating and nurturing faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world. As a part of this…

The Challenge of Jihadi Islam to Christians

By John Azumah, Associate Professor of World Christianity and Islam.

August 21, 2014—Once again, the world is being subjected to horrific images of religious and ethnic genocide from Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria to Boko Haram in Nigeria….

Pilgrimage to Korea

By Kevin Park, Associate Dean for Advanced Professional Studies and Assistant Professor of Theology

July 18, 2014 — I am blessed to call three countries home. I was born in Korea, raised in Canada, and have been living in the U.S….

Award for Feasting on the Gospels

June 9, 2014—In 2008-2011, Westminster John Knox Press and the Seminary jointly produced Feasting on the Word. Professors David Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor were the co-general editors. Chuck Campbell, George Stroup, Kathleen OConnor, Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, Marcia Riggs, and Beth Johnson were six of…

Christine Roy Yoder Named Luce Scholar

June 2, 2014—Christine Roy Yoder, Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis, is one of six new Luce Scholars named by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. as Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for…

Our Witness to Christian Love: A Call to the PC(USA)

By the Faculty of Columbia Theological Seminary.

In 1861, a group of Presbyteries in the American south broke off from the denomination, primarily over the issue of slavery, in order to form the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of…

Our witness to Christian love
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