Mindfulness: a resource for differentiation

Mindfulness: a resource for differentiation

“Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back into touch with our own wisdom and vitality.

Can’t Get Enough of Howard Thurman

by Lerita Coleman Brown, Spirituality Program Leader

February 2, 2017—I think I have Howard Thurmanitis. Yes, I have previously posted about him and I made up that name. But after giving two workshops on his writings in the span…

Can't get enough of Howard Thurman

Sibling Position

My younger brother told me recently that one of his most enduring childhood memories is chasing after me on his tricycle while I and my friends shot away from him on our bikes.

Why We Should Pay Attention to Brain Research

By Holly Inglis, DEdMin ’12

Why should the church pay attention to brain research? With everything else happening in and around us, why should we attempt to understand and apply scientific research about the brain? What difference would it, could it make?…

Why We Should Pay Attention to Brain Research

Going to Church v. Being Church

by Adam L. Bond; Associate Professor of Historical Studies’ The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University; and 2017 Thompson Scholars keynote speaker

I caught myself the other day. When the snow started falling across the east…

going to church vs being church

Older Adult Ministry Program enters third year, celebrates a new graduate!

By Sarah Erickson, Director for Lifelong Learning

As the OAM Certificate program, a partnership with POAMN (Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Netword) enters its third year, we are celebrating a new graduate as well. The Rev. Lynne Trout completed the requirements…

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Program entering it's third year

1000 Under 25

By Jan Edmiston, DMin ’01 and 222nd General Assembly Co-moderator with T. Denise Anderson

You’ve seen the lists:

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list was published yesterday highlighting “today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.” Many of them have…

1000 under 25 are becoming the hands and feet of Jesus

Presence, Listening and Depth: An Invitation to Spiritual Direction

By Debra Weir, Associate Director, Spirituality and Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminiary

One of the great spiritual longings of modern times is the longing for ‘depth.’ Some might call this a search for meaning or a desire for connection….

Presence, listening, depth, as an invitation to spiritual direction

Six “Tells” of a Differentiated Leader

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

I had an interesting conversation with a doctoral student during a recent trip. He was at the proposal writing stage of his study but struggling with putting…

For the Bookshelf: How to Think Theologically

While many persons might consider theological reflection to be a practice best suited for religious scholars, Howard Stone and James Duke, in How To Think Theologically, present the case that all Christians should be theologians.

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

Six Responses of Differentiated Leaders

Especially in times of acute systemic anxiety and symptomatic reactivity, effective leaders will work on focusing on the repertoire that will help them navigate the storm.

Seminary Is a Lot Like Holy Week

By Rev. Brandon T. Maxwell, Dean of Students, Columbia Theological Seminary

When I started seminary a third-year student pulled me aside to offer a forecast of the next three years of my life. She said, “You know, seminary is a…

seminary like Holy Week analogy

God’s Beating Heart

By Monica Hix, Spirituality Program participant

As the oldest of four children and a type-A person, I have lived a life of doing and accomplishing. I learned early on that it was the path to gaining affirmation and strokes from those…

God's beating heart through Centering Prayer

Offering A Little Extra

By Jay Lynn, 2015 Thompson Scholar

Soon after moving to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, we were dining in a nicer-than-usual (for us, anyway) restaurant. At the end of the meal, our server came by and asked “Would you like…

"Offering a Little" is the 2015 Thompson Scholar sermon by Jay Lynn.

For the Bookshelf: Almost Christian

The book’s thesis states that teens are “almost Christian” because of a socio-cultural turn that has changed their understanding of faith in the Christian church.

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler
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