Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary announced that it will livestream its upcoming conference on Bible, Empire, and Reception History during November 18-19. The Bible, Empire, and Reception History conference will explore the production and use of the Bible in various historical and geographic contexts of empire. It will consider the use of postcolonial criticism in interpreting biblical texts and its implications in modern contexts.
“We had to limit the number of participants to only 80,” said Dr. Raj Nadella, Assistant Professor of New Testament. “All of the available slots were taken some time ago, but we will livestream the conference at http://livestream.com/ctsnet/berh. There will also be an overflow room on campus from where students and others can watch the conference on a screen.” Continue reading Conference of World Scholars to be Livestreamed
Columbia Theological Seminary announced a new addition to the speaker list for its upcoming conference on Bible, Empire, and Reception History during November 18-19.
“We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Mitri Raheb, an internationally acclaimed author, will present at the Bible, Empire and Reception History conference at Columbia Seminary,” said Dr. Raj Nadella, Professor of New Testament, in a statement. “Dr. Raheb is the author of 16 books, and he has appeared on networks such as CNN, ABC, BBC and in publications such as Newsweek and The Economist.” Continue reading Mitri Raheb Added to Speaker List for Bible, Empire, and Reception History
On November 18-19, 2015, Columbia Theological Seminary will host a unique conference exploring the production and use of the Bible in various historical contexts of empire. It will consider the use of postcolonial criticism in interpreting biblical texts and its implications in modern contexts.
“We deliberately scheduled the conference before the gathering of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR) to be held in Atlanta,” said Raj Nadella, assistant professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. “Originally, we hoped to have one or two well-known scholars interact with a small group of about 50 participants. As it turns out, more than half of the participants will be top scholars taking turns as panelists responding to the speakers!” Continue reading Columbia Hosts Conference on Bible, Empire, and Reception History
The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary will offer Lectionary Studies: Lent/Easter B through Christmas C on January 20-23, 2015. Four morning seminars on worship and preaching the lectionary (RCL) will take a fresh look at the liturgical year. The schedule allows participants time for independent work to plan worship and teaching for the coming year.
“Courses about preaching and worship are always at the top of the request charts,” says Sarah Erickson, director of Lifelong Learning. “Many church leaders also schedule time to create outlines for upcoming seasons of the church year. This event is a blend of both.” Continue reading CLL Explores and Reinvigorates Preaching the Lectionary
John Azumah, Director of International Programs & Associate Professor of World Christianity and Islam
Raj Nadella, Chair of International Programs Committee & Assistant Professor of New Testament
For many decades, Columbia Theological Seminary has been engaged in partnerships with academic, mainly theological institutions and ecclesial bodies of the reformed tradition in various parts of the world. International partnerships enable us to be actively engaged with the global church through exchange programs with various institutions abroad and to host visiting scholars of international repute on the Columbia campus.
As a community, we become givers and receivers of hospitality and make connections all over the world through various exchange programs and by accommodating international students and scholars here in the Atlanta area. We gain an ability to better understand the world and God’s work in different parts of the world through our exchange partners. Such an enhanced understanding allows us to better engage the world outside the U.S. and to collaborate in providing a sustainable and impactful theological education. Continue reading International Partnerships at Columbia