Black Church Studies Consultation to address challenges, resources for rural African American communities

Throughout the summer of 2019, researchers from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary began an intensive study of African American rural ministry. Seminary professors and alumni, in partnership with congregational leaders from Bardstown, Hopkinsville, and Eminence, Kentucky, examined the issues that ministers and congregants address to effectively provide spiritual, social and personal guidance to the rural communities they serve.

Columbia Theological Seminary announces 2020 Alumni Awards

Columbia Theological Seminary has announced the recipients of its 2020 Alumni Awards to be presented during their annual “Homecoming” alumni reunion event to be held Feb. 3-5 on campus in Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta.

Columbia Theological Seminary houses the history of nearly 6,000 PC(USA) congregations

Since 2007, a collection of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) church histories has been entrusted to the C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives at Columbia Theological Seminary. The collection holds the histories of 5,800 PC(USA) congregations from 42 states. This enormous collection occupies close to 1,200 cubic feet and continues to grow every year.

New stories, new narratives: Columbia Seminary begins Transformative Community Conferencing process

At its fall 2019 meeting, the Board of Trustees issued a mandate to Columbia Theological Seminary to embark on a process of institutional reckoning. Upon the recommendation of Dr. Marcia Riggs, J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics, the seminary will partner with Dr. David Hooker, Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame, to guide the community through his Transformative Community Conferencing process.