What Will Your Legacy Be?

My grandmother, most every time I saw her, smelled of two things: the dirt from her plants or garden, and the flour from whatever she was making in the kitchen. Grandma was always tending something — a begonia, an angel food cake whipped up from scratch for company, whatever sewing project she was presently involved in – always, she was tending. Fixing. Making. Creating. One of the things she made like no one else was fried chicken. It was a simple recipe: chicken soaked in salt water... Read More

LTS Invites Alumni to Audit Classes With No Application Fee

Lexington Theological Seminary is introducing a new way for alumni to connect with ongoing, relevant ministry resources by waiving the application fee for alumni who wish to audit courses. An upcoming class may be a timely opportunity for alumni to enroll; this February, Dr. Christy Newton, adjunct professor of social ethics, will lead the course, "Black Lives Matter: Issues of Race and Ethics for Church Leaders." Alumni will only pay the $60 per credit hour tuition for... Read More

LTS Remembers Dr. Watkins

We celebrate the life of Dr. Harold R. "Hal" Watkins, former director of field education at Lexington Theological Seminary in the 1996-97 and 1998-99 academic years and interim president of LTS for the 2001-02 academic year. Services for Dr. Watkins will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Geist Christian Church, 8550 Mud Creek Road, Indianapolis. Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. Messages of care may be sent to his wife, Evelyn, and adult... Read More

2015-2016 LTS Webinar Series

Deacon's Workshop Date: November 21, 2015 Where: Online Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm EST Presenter: Rev. James Trader NOTE: Webinar URL will be emailed out the day before the webinar What does it mean to be a Deacon? How can an energized Diaconate promote congregational vitality? Drawing upon the history of the Diaconate in the Christian Church (DOC) and the New Testament descriptions of the characteristics and duties of Deacons, we will seek to understand some of the historical AND present-day... Read More

Bulletin Winter 2015/16 — The President’s Report

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2016 D.Min. Cohort Applications Accepted

Applications for the 2016 Doctor of Ministry cohort at Lexington Theological Seminary are being accepted through Nov. 26. The Doctor of Ministry program, a graduate professional degree, is designed to enhance pastors’ capacity to critically interpret and engage contemporary cultures as a means to give fresh expression to the gospel and to transform congregations for effective ministry in the twenty-first century.  Designed on a cohort-based model, the degree provides significant learning... Read More

Moosnick Lecture Series Continues This Week

The Franklin B. Moosnick Lectureship in Judaic Studies continues this week with two opportunities to hear from Lawrence H. Schiffman, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Director of the Global Institute for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies at New York University. Dr. Schiffman is one of the world’s leading authorities on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the other of several books on the subject. • The Dead Sea Scrolls: Judaism and Christianity Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7... Read More

Homecoming 2015 Highlights

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Resting Pastor Face

These last few weeks we've heard from various guest writers as they reflect on their own sense of pastoral/vocational identity. We asked these writers to share their thoughts believing that an essential piece of overall health and well-being for clergy is a sense of self that extends “beyond the pulpit”, but that also embraces the realities of their calling to ministry. We’re grateful for the thoughts of these fine pastors and welcome your engagement with them in conversation. This... Read More

October is LTS Month in Lexington

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 19, 2015 – Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has declared October as Lexington Theological Seminary month in honor of the Seminary's 150th anniversary. The mayor's office presented LTS with a plaque to commemorate the occasion. LTS is the pioneer theological school of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It is located within the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, where much of the Disciples’ early history occurred. The Seminary has played a vital role in that... Read More