Celebrating a trailblazing past and innovative future

Lexington, Ky., Feb. 25, 2015 – Lexington Theological Seminary celebrates 150 years in 2015, with a series of events throughout the year commemorating this milestone anniversary. “During the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Seminary in 2015, we are going to hear many stories of the Seminary’s impact. These narratives can remind us of our history as a pioneer institution,” said LTS President Charisse L. Gillett. “Today, Lexington Theological Seminary’s model for theological... Read More

Healthy Clergy/Healthy Churches: Finding a Balance

Brian and his wife, Rev. Carrie Gerard by Brian Gerard, Senior Minister, First Christian Church of Louisville My first full-time call as a local church pastor was almost my last. Within one week of my arrival I was called a racially charged epithet during a meeting.  Certain that I had said something to provoke the event, the elders of the church asked that I apologize to the one who said it. To be sure I handled the conversation appropriately, the chair of the elders accompanied... Read More

Cultivate. Cherish. Protect.

Denise by A. Denise Bell, Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia Cultivate, cherish, and protect your call to ministry. It was one afternoon after a series of late night meetings, hospital visits, and yet another rote ministry function. I was exhausted, and unimpressed with the small group that hung behind to debrief the ministry event. From a deep place, I heard myself say, "Ministry to me has become like a faded love in a marriage that has waxed... Read More