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The Bulletin, Fall 2012, Vol. 48, No. 3

In this issue: A Call and an Answer Working Together LTS Family Rises to the Challenge A Living Legacy Newsbriefs Alumni/ae Notes Appreciation Gifts You may now flip through the pages of the Bulletin online... Read More

A Way with Words: Alumni Find Voices as Authors

“Inspiration comes from many sources, but in general I think of it as a kind of intent awareness of the world, listening for the possibilities of stories in the events and circumstances of every day life,” author Kim Edwards says. Edwards, whose first novel, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, spent 20 weeks at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list, notes that her world view was influenced by her years as a student at LTS from 2004 to 2006. “Dr. (William O.) Paulsell (former... Read More

The Bulletin, Spring 2012, Vol. 48, No. 1

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Alumni/ae notes

1949 Edsel F. Pugh  was recognized by the Norwood (OH) Christian Church on the occasion of his 65th ordination anniversary on August 15. 1955 Carl R. Flock  celebrated his 60th ordination anniversary on August 15 at First Christian Church, Birmingham, AL.  Recognition was given during the worship service and a luncheon afterwards. 1958 J. Donald Graham of Berea, Ky., was married to Frances Crawford on May 14. 1972 Edd Spencer completed the final section of hiking the Appalachian... Read More

Trailblazing is a ‘piece of cake’

“I tell God, ‘You pick ‘em up, and I’ll put ‘em down,’” the Rev. Edd Spencer is heard saying (referencing his feet) to a fellow Appalachian Trail hiker in a YouTube video filed under the heading “Piece of Cake.” Spencer started hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1996, beginning in Georgia, and finished in August in Dalton, Mass. in August. Along the way, Spencer has enjoyed looking out in some areas along the trail and seeing only “what God has made, not what we have... Read More

Picking up the pieces

The howling storm. The sirens. Then throat-tightening fear in the moments after, when words would not come. Lexington Theological Seminary alumnae Jill Cameron Michel and Fay Barnes Blevins minister at separate Disiples of Christ churches in Joplin, Missouri, but in a moment, they found their lives and ministries intertwined as an entire community found itself in crisis. Michel, a 1998 graduate, is the pastor at South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Married to Jim, Michel... Read More

Picking up the pieces: Fay Barnes Blevins

I am the senior pastor of First Christian Church, Joplin. I ask people to call me "pastor," or "Fay" or whatever as long as it's nice. This is my first call out of seminary. First Christian Church is the typical downtown church in small-city U.S.A. We have a long history of 135+ years, planting several other churches around town in that time, and now figuring out what God is calling us to do in this time and place. I am the first female pastor and the previous pastor retired after 29... Read More