The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur and Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta are co-hosting a new exhibit, Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition out of South Africa. The exhibit is on display at both locations now through mid-August. The exhibition features art created by North American and African artists following a joint trip to South Africa co-sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. The stop in Atlanta is part of a multi-year tour across the United States. Continue reading South African Art Exhibit Co-hosted by Local Seminary and Church
The Center for Lifelong Learning is accepting applications for the 2016 Guthrie Scholars Cohort. This is a limited enrollment opportunity to engage in five days of independent study among a small group of clergy, educators and other church leaders on the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
The program is named for the late Shirley Guthrie, professor of theology at the seminary and funded in part by an endowment established in his honor. Those selected for Guthrie Scholars are invited to the campus to pursue a topic of their choice that engages a pressing issue of the church from a Reformed perspective. Scholars are provided with a guest room and meals in the campus dining facilities, and will have access to the seminary library, chapel services, and fitness room. Continue reading Center for Lifelong Learning Seeks 2016 Guthrie Scholars
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary is hosting a new exhibit, Witness to Faith: The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe, featuring original works of graphic art by Japan’s foremost Christian artist of the 20th century. The exhibit is on display now through April 25, 2016 in the Harrington Center. The Columbia Seminary campus located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA near Atlanta. The event is open to the public. Continue reading The Biblical Art of Sadao Watanabe on Exhibit in the Harrington Center
The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary has extended the early registration discount for Change, Organization, and Generosity in Smaller Congregations (Smaller Churches Seminar 2015) through October 2. This energetic and creative learning event will take place at the CLL on November 3-5, 2014.
Congregational Consulting Group members John Wimberly, Sarai Rice, and Dan Hotchkiss, experienced congregational leaders of large, medium and smaller congregations, and former consultants with the Alban Institute, will lead this series of three one-day seminars designed for congregational leaders who welcome 150 or fewer in worship. Continue reading New Columbia Event Explores Change, Organization, and Generosity in Smaller Churches
By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning
Few things escape the consequences of their own success. This axiom seems true even of Bowen Family Systems Theory. It seems that systems theory is now the “in” thing—never have there been as many courses on it, or more “experts” on the matter. And a sure sign of its popularity is the rate of books being turned out that claim to have a “systems approach to” something or other. This is, overall, a good thing. The more the theory is propagated, the better, I say. But one consequence of the theory’s fast dissemination is the risk of misunderstandings—like in a global game of that old parlor game, “telegraph.” What goes in one ear at one end may come out as something completely different at the other—the message lost in translation as it is passed from one person to another. Continue reading Clarifying Misunderstandings