You Have Gathered Us in a Divided Nation

You Have Gathered Us in a Divided Nation

By Jihyun Oh, MDiv ’06

In the days after the election, in the midst of all the analysis and in the midst of many of conversations, I started noticing that some of the conversations involved an analysis of cause. Why…

Gathered in a divided nation article by Jihyun Oh.

Blogging as a Spiritual Practice

By Michael Moore, pastor of Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies

I have been blogging now for about four years now. As I looked back in the archives of my current blog, I was interested to note some changes in…

Blogging as a spiritual practice by Michael Moore

For the Bookshelf: Visible Learning

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

Visible Learning and the Science of How we Learn, by John Hattie and Gregory Yates (New York: Routledge, 2014) is an accessible volume that reinforces the concept…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

I Am an Optimistic Christian. And Yet …

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

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if…

Still an optimistic Christian by Jan Edmiston

Seven Questions Students Still Ask

Here are the seven questions students still ask at the graduate studies level. I’ve heard each of these this year.

Education by Israel Galindo

For the Bookshelf: Live, Learn, Pass it On

faith formation is a lifetime gift from God and that a teacher and a learner growing in that faith is a life-time process

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

Our Persistent God

By Shannon Johnson Kershner, MDiv ’99.

October 20, 2016—In some ways, this should have been the easiest sermon I have written in a while. Luke (18:1–8) tells us right off the bat what this parable is supposed to be…

Our persistent God by Shannon Kershner

10 Principles on Learning

Whether we design a program for continuing education or any other educational event we will do well to keep certain principles of learning in mind.

Education by Israel Galindo

The Lamp is Not the Path

By Michael D. Kirby, MDiv ’03

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119)

At the church I serve, Northminster Presbyterian, we are exploring what it this passage means as we make…

Lanterns, lectionary

Lessons from a Yarn Ball

When I selected an activity for my elementary school students using a ball of yarn, I was not expecting how much I myself would learn in the process.

When Triangles are “Bad”

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

The Leadership in Ministry workshops at the Center for Lifelong Learning uses Bowen Theory (or Bowen Family Systems Theory–BFST) as a framework for interpreting the dynamics…

For the Bookshelf: The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Root, Andrew, and Dean, Kendra Creasy, The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (2011), InterVaristy Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.

By Guest Blogger Pat Olds.

This book’s content is collection of published essays from Dr. Kendra Creasy Dean and Dr. Andrew Roots. It…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

The Struggle is Real

By Rev. James Ellis III, Chaplain of Discipleship at Hope College

In Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian, CEO and founder of International Justice Mission, Gary Haugen raises a timely moral inquiry for our society: “Are we raising…

James Ellis, skateboard

GA Reflections by Jan Edmiston

August 3, 2016—As I write this article, J. Herbert Nelson is enjoying his first day on the job as the new Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church, USA.  I have imagined this day for a while now.

We are at…

A Faculty Coach Reflects on the Leadership in Ministry Experience

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been offering the Leadership in Ministry workshops (LIM) on its campus since 2014. In 2017 it will expand the program and offer workshops in Boston, Portland, and Lost River WV. Fourteen faculty-coaches teach…