LTS President to Moderate MLK Jr. Community Forum

Dr. Charisse Gillett, President of Lexington Theological Seminary, will serve as Moderator of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Forum Saturday, Jan. 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. The forum's theme is "Making a Difference Today" and is hosted by East Second Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), at 146 Constitution St. The Rev. Dr. Donald K. Gillett II is the host pastor. The forum will include brief presentations on the history of race relations in Lexington and their import for living... Read More

Seminary Welcomes New Instructional Designer and Advancement Specialist

Lexington Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Lisa Jones as Instructional Designer and the Rev. Katherine Raley as Advancement Specialist. Dr. Lisa Jones joins LTS from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, where she served as System Director for Distance Learning Initiatives. Dr. Jones oversaw all online courses offered among 16 colleges and led educational innovation in distance learning, including the competency-based Learn on Demand program. Dr. Jones has a long... Read More

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

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

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

D.Min. Program and Lay & Continuing Education Director Sought

Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry program and Director of the Lay and Continuing Education programs. The Director of the D.Min. Program and Lay and Continuing Education position provides leadership for Lexington Seminary’s D.Min. program and non-credentialed programming in lay and continuing education (currently the Creating Vital Congregations webinar series and the Lay School of Theology). This is a half-time (50%)... Read More