Giving seminarians the tools and the confidence to use their access to the media effectively once they become pastors or do other ministry was the task at hand Wednesday for five Presbyterian communicators speaking at Columbia Theological Seminary during a talk and webinar titled “The News and the Good News: The Impact of Ministry on Journalism.”
Why is it important for church leaders to have a voice in public media? This is among the topics to be explored by seminary students, pastors, church communicators and others during a March 20 event jointly sponsored by the Presbyterian Writers Guild and Columbia Theological Seminary.
San Francisco Theological Seminary and the University of Redlands in Southern California have signed an agreement in principle that the university says will lead to the acquisition by this summer of the Presbyterian-related seminary in Northern California.
Columbia Theological Seminary President Leanne Van Dyk and Assistant Professor of New Testament Raj Nadella were still a few hours away from the end of the Migration and Border Crossings Conference, but it was not too soon to start thinking ahead.
Saying he’s “been yearning to come” visit staff at the Presbyterian Center, the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III, president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary since Sept. 1, did just that Thursday, quoting this Valentine’s Day scripture from 1 John: “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God …”