Vol. XLVIII, Fall & Winter 2018, No. 3-4

Table of Contents Seated in God’s Temple”: Explicating 2 Thess 2:4 from Epigraphic and Archaeological Sources Connected to Roman Imperial Divine Honors p. 69 Apostleship and Prophetic Function in the New Testament: The Apostles as Prophetic Scripture Interpreters p. 95 Perspectives of Bi-Vocational Ministry:  Emerging Themes in Bi-vocational Ministry Research at Lexington Theological Seminary p.... Read More


Funds will be used for Consultation on Youth Ministry project LEXINGTON, KY. (July 1, 2019) – Lexington Theological Seminary has received a $15,000 grant from the Oreon E. Scott Foundation for a project titled Consultation on Youth Ministry. The Seminary requested funding to gather a select group of youth leaders and resource clergy to explore the scope of youth ministry and find ways to better support those engaged in this important work. The Seminary wants to design an educational... Read More

The F-Word: Stories of Forgiveness

 The F-Word: Stories of Forgiveness is a traveling exhibit of thought-provoking photography and narrative that explores forgiveness. Drawing together voices from around the world, the exhibit examines forgiveness as a healing process, a path out of victimhood, and, ultimately, a journey of hope.       The F-Word: Stories of Forgiveness exhibition was created by The Forgiveness Project, a non-profit that uses personal stories to explore concepts of... Read More

Lexington Theological Seminary Professor Receives Wabash Grant

(LEXINGTON, KY – April 26, 2019) – Lexington Theological Seminary is proud to announce Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, has been awarded a $30,000 grant for her project, “Dialogue in the ‘Purple Zone’: Pedagogies for Civil Discourse in Online and On-site Settings.” The project was made possible by a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, which is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and located... Read More

Research Offers Insight into Patterns of Leadership Development for Bi-Vocational Ministers

The ministers of Second Christian and their spouses (left to right): Antonio and Christen Sherrill and Sue and Dennis Gray. Research at Lexington Theological Seminary has identified several common themes through interviews with bi-vocational ministers. One of these themes involves the way bi-vocational pastoral leadership develops within congregations. For many bi-vocational ministers, their employment as a minister begins as a response to a specific congregation’s need. They often... Read More

Seminary awards Presidential, Dean’s Scholarships

Lexington Theological Seminary has awarded scholarships – one well-established, one new – to two students. Clayton Summers has been awarded the 2018-19 Presidential Scholarship. The LTS Scholarship Committee traditionally awards this full-tuition scholarship to a Master of Divinity student who shows promise both academically and in capacity for ministry. Tamara (Tami) Buchanan was awarded the newly established Dean’s Scholarship, a four-year, 75-percent tuition endowed... Read More

March 23 Webinar: Empowering the Laity to Care for Pastors

Date: March 23, 2019Where: OnlineTime: 1:30–3:30 p.m. EDTPresenter: Rev. Greg AlexanderNote: Webinar URL will be emailed out the day before the webinar Pastors and their families are human, too. They have the same realities to deal with in their lives as the members of their congregation. This webinar will explore healthy and unique ways laity can help meet the needs of their pastors. The Rev. Greg Alexander is the General Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in... Read More

LTS Alumnus Called as Regional Minister of Virginia

The Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning, Lexington Theological Seminary Class of 1993, has been called to serve as the Regional Minister of Virginia. Rev. Spangler-Dunning is well known to many in both the regional and general church. He has served for the past 10 years as Regional Minister of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Upper Midwest. He served as a student minister in Frankfort, Ky. Following graduation from LTS, he served as youth minister at First Christian Church in... Read More

LTS Alumnus Speaks About ‘Building the Beloved Community’ Forum

LTS D.Min. alumnus and adjunct faculty Dr. Donald K. Gillett, executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches, was featured on Friday’s “Out and About” on WKYT, discussing the “Building the Beloved Community” Martin Luther King Jr. Community Forum taking place Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at E. Second Street Christian Church in Lexington. The forum today will be followed on Sunday by the community worship service at Central Christian Church at 6 p.m.... Read More