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 auditing courses. Dr. Newton’s upcoming course is a one-half credit hour course.

If you have questions, contact Rev. Erin Cash at To apply, visit

More about Dr. Newton:
Rev. Dr. Christy Newton received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, in the area of Interdisciplinary Studies.  Her dissertation, which is on the journey toward publication, is titled, Saving at Wal-Mart: A Theological Analysis of Relationships in Consumer Culture.  Utilizing constructive and practical theologies, the sociology of globalization, and material culture studies, she researched how consumer culture reflects and reifies people’s deepest beliefs and values and how economic structures incarnate the ethical commitments of ordinary people through the material objects they consume.  In other words, she test the hypothesis that what we buy is what we believe.  Other research interests include the ways consumer practices influence religious and class identities.

Newton is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), originally from Russellville, Arkansas.  She is an alumna of Texas Christian University (B.A.), Nanzan University (Nagoya, Japan), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia—M.A. Art History/Film), and Pacific School of Religion (M.Div.).  She has served local Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations in Arkansas and California and worked in campus ministry/church relations at Chapman University in Orange, California.  Currently, she is serving as the Senior Minister at the First Christian Church (DOC) in Vallejo, California.