Lexington Theological Seminary – Graduation Schedule 2011

• May 6 (evening): Women’s Dinner and Rose Ceremony for Women Graduates - (all women invited) at Dr. Margie Ralph’s home • May 12, 11:00 am Awards Celebration - LTS Chapel • May 12, 12:00 pm Lunch for Seminary community and guests honoring 2011 Graduates - Fellowship Hall • May 12, 6:00 pm Senior Communion - All are invited - LTS Chapel Dr. Sharon Warner, preaching • May 13, 10:00 am Commencement Ceremony - UK Memorial Hall (across street from LTS) Rev. Jean... Read More

LTS names new Dean

Lexington, Ky., March 25, 2011 – The Rev. Dr. Richard Weis has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary. Weis, who is currently Dean and Professor of Old Testament Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, will join the Seminary effective July 1.  He follows Dr. Sharon Warner, who is retiring after 22 years of service at LTS. “Dr. Weis brings a wealth of experience in theological education... Read More

Presidential search committee takes shape

Lexington, Ky., March 25, 2011 – After seeing the Seminary through what may be the most dramatic shift in its 146-year history, President James Johnson will retire by the year’s end. “It simply seemed that ‘it is time,’” Dr. Johnson, 71, noted.... Read More

2011 LTS Golf Scramble

The annual golf scramble is a fun way to connect with your LTS family and support the Seminary. This year, the scramble is scheduled for June 10 at Golf Club of the Bluegrass (10 miles south of  Turfland Mall, 6000 Harrodsburg Road). The scramble is sponsored by Bluegrass Family health and co-sponsored by PNC Bank. Our print sponsor this year is Del Ray Printing of Lexington. Other sponsorships are available – see details below or download a small version of our brochure: We hope to see... Read More

Thoughts on the Lenten journey

May God bless you with restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships so that you may seek truth boldly and live from the depth of your heart; May God bless you with holy anger at inequity, oppression and exploitation, so that you may work tirelessly for justice, freedom and peace among all people; May God bless you with tears to shed with those who suffer pain, disease, rejection, starvation of the body, starvation of the soul, or the loss of all they... Read More

Coming full circle

Those who know Rev. Janet Ehrmantraut also know that she has an affinity for turtles. Maybe it’s the quiet grace that draws her, with their slow and steady determination, or perhaps it’s the appeal of the round, hard shell–that protective circle–that allows the rain and thumps of life to go by without much damage. Either way, to those who know her, all of the above makes sense. A 1983 graduate of Lexington Theological Seminary, Ehrmantraut embodied those qualities–among many... Read More

Taking the distance out of learning

Anna Hope Curwood has always had a heart for art, but she has ministry in her DNA. She is the daughter of two Lexington Theological Seminary graduates, the Rev. Bill Curwood, who marked his 50th anniversary in ministry in February, and the Rev. Linda Curwood, who was ordained more than three decades ago. Still, ministry was not in her long-range plans as she grew up, went to Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., and prepared for a career working in a major art museum. That lifelong... Read More