Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Emily Askew

At a glance: Dr. Emily Askew, Associate Professor of Theology AB, Smith College (Philosophy) 1983 MA, University of Northern Iowa, (Mental Health Counseling) 1991 Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2004 Dr. Askew is a compassionate teacher who is wholly dedicated to her students and to the causes of justice she espouses. She began at Lexington Theological Seminary in 2007 when she was appointed as its systematic theologian, though she is trained and writes as a constructive theologian.... Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jerry Sumney

At a glance: Dr. Jerry Sumney, Professor of Biblical Studies B.A., Lipscomb University, 1978 M.A., Harding University,1982 Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1987 Dr. Sumney first joined the faculty of LTS in 1997. Dr. Sumney is an exceptional teacher who is dedicated to his students and is passionate about his subject matter. He serves on various committees for the Society of Biblical Literature. He is both a noted scholar and a dedicated Church leader. He is a member of... Read More

2017 Moosnick Lectureship in Judaic Studies

Lexington Theological Seminary is pleased to co-sponsor this year’s Moosnick Lectureship in Judaic Studies featuring renowned scholar Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi. Her first lecture is Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Carrick Theater at Transylvania University, where she will address "Jewish, Christian, Muslim Hope: Why We Need Each Other Now." The following evening, Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., Rabbi Sabath will present “The Urgency of Leadership: The Unique Leadership... Read More

Vol. XLVII Fall and Winter 2017

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note The School of Moses at Table. Sympotic Teaching in Philo's De vita contemplation Angela Standhartinger p. 67-84 Drinking, Teaching, and Singing: Ephesians 5:18-19 and the Challenges of Moral Instruction at Greco-Roman Banquets Richard Wright p. 85-104 The Convivial Background of Romans 1:26–27 Joseph Dodson p. 105-121 Edible Media: The Confluence of Food and Learning in the Ancient Mediterranean Steven Muir... Read More

Library Features Reformation Display to Promote Theological Library Month

The Lexington Theological Library is featuring a new display celebrating 500 years since Martin Luther's Reformation. The display is in honor of National Theological Library Month. LTS students studying in the library LTS continues to grow its online collections and services with the addition of 402 e-books (84 percent of the library's new books this year). The library now co-owns the Digital Theological Library, which offers more than 20,000 e-books and e-journals. The library also... Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Welcoming the Stranger

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, the refugee crisis, and how community support from volunteers and faith-based organizations makes an impact When: October 21 Where:  Online Time:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT As an example of the church’s involvement with refugee resettlement, Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ historic congregational support will be examined, with some reflections on the ecumenical and interfaith aspects of church co-sponsorship of refugee families. In this webinar, we’ll... Read More

Vol. XLVII Spring and Summer 2017

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note Getting Dressed for Ministry Daniel Aleshire p. 1-8 Conversations about Student Debt: The Impact of Educational Debt on Future Ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Kristen Plinke Bentley p. 9-32 "A House with Many Rooms:"  The Coral Reef at LTS Leah D. Schade p. 33-40 Good News to the Poor. The Message of the Kingdom and Jesus' Announcement of his Ministry according to Luke Dr. Marco... Read More

Virtual 5K Happening Soon!

LTS is Everywhere! Virtual Race Series September 16-19, 2017 Location: Anywhere - It's a virtual race! Events: Kids mile (12 years and under) 5K Run/Walk (all ages) Pricing: Kids mile $20 +$2.50 sign up fee Early bird 5K registration (July 13-August 6) $30 + $3 sign up fee T-shirt included with registration Grab your congregation, friends, family, neighbors, furry pet and join Lexington Theological Seminary for our 1st annual LTS is Everywhere Virtual Race... Read More

Pastoral Letter: A Word of Lamentation for Charlottesville, Virginia

We'd like to share a letter written Aug. 14 by the Rev. April Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Rev. Johnson will lead a Lexington Theological Seminary webinar on reconciliation in May. "Words fail when I attempt to describe the despair that engulfed me upon the learning of the tragedy of violence and murder in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. Labels such as domestic terrorism, religious extremism, racism and bigotry, all which are... Read More

LTS Family Rallies to Surpass Fund Goal

The Lexington Theological Seminary community donated $480,875 to the Ministerial Education Fund for the fiscal year ending July 31, surpassing the $468,000 goal by $12,875. "We are so grateful to the entire Seminary family," said LTS President Charisse L. Gillett. "Every gift makes a difference and makes it possible for our students to receive the solid practical and theological foundation that prepares them to meet the needs of today's Church." The final $33,875 came in the last five... Read More