STUDENTS IN THE NEWS

Lexington Theological Seminary student Paula Kraus has received the Edgar DeWitt Jones Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Troy, Mich., to honor the legacy of Rev. Jones, the church’s founding pastor, who was a Disciples theologian, author, and 1901 graduate of the College of the Bible, the forerunner of Lexington Theological Seminary. Kraus is the pastor at Sayre Christian Church in Northeastern... Read More

LTS Welcomes Dr. Grigoni

Lexington Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Remedios Grigoni as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Roman Catholic Studies. This two-year appointment, effective Sept. 15, 2020, was made possible through a Postdoctoral Fellowship that Dr. Grigoni received from the Louisville Institute. "LTS is pleased our partnership with the Louisville Institute allows us to be part of mentoring and nurturing Dr. Grigoni in his teaching and scholarship,"... Read More

Virtual Faith

The implications of COVID-19 pandemic go well beyond our faith and our ministries. The pandemic has shut the doors of our places of worship, reduced our financial support, and hampered our ability to serve our congregations and communities. Disciples' leadership is providing excellent support, but leadership and ingenuity in our churches are required to guide us successfully into the future. With the wisdom and creativity that comes from God, we can turn this crisis into a blessing. Even as... Read More

Creation, Church, and Community: An Earth Day Webinar

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, LTS presents an Earth Day webinar moderated by Rev. Carol Devine, Minister of Green Chalice and featuring LTS faculty members. - Dr. Emily Askew, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, will offer a theological response to climate-despair. Dr. Wilson Dickinson, Director of the D.Min. Program and Continuing Education and Lay School of Theology Programs, will share his insights on finding our place in social change. Dr. Leah Schade,... Read More

New Continuing Education Certificate: Creation Care

A NEW CONTINUING EDUCATION OPTION FOR PASTORS AND CONGREGATIONAL LAY LEADERS For such a time as this, Lexington Theological Seminary’s new continuing education option for pastors and congregational lay leaders prepares you for more effective leadership as we unpack issues that directly impact ministry today. This six-course series is designed to meet the needs of today’s leaders in the church, allowing you to study online and earn eight Continuing Education Units (CEUs) within a... Read More

LTS Receives $1 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Lexington Theological Seminary (LTS) has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support new efforts to strengthen the vitality of congregations. The LTS program, Linking Student Practices with Congregational Learning, will build upon the connections between seminary-based education and the student ministerial experiences that happen at LTS congregational sites. LTS will partner with 20 congregations to clarify and articulate their missions and core theological practices... Read More

Luther Coggin, Co-Founder of Blanche B. Coggin Endowment, Passes Away at Age 88

Mr. Luther Coggin, who, along with his wife, Blanche Batey Coggin, generously supported the work of Lexington Theological Seminary, passed away on December 10th at the age of 88. In 2008, Luther and Blanche Coggin bestowed a gift establishing the Blanch B. Coggin Endowment at LTS to enhance educational excellence and expand opportunities for faculty and students. The couple received the 2013 Lexington Theological Seminary President's Award for Outstanding Service and Ministry in 2013.... Read More

Schade’s latest book tops new Christian Ecumenism releases

Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Leah D. Schade's new book, Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis, co-edited with Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, became the #1 listing in Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the category of Christian Ecumenism in November. The book offers perspectives on the climate crisis and spiritual practices and perspectes from 21 faith leaders, scientists, community organizers, theologians, and grassroots climate activists. It includes a... Read More

Dean co-presides at Hispanic Scholars conference

LTS Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean Loida I. Martell co-presided at La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of AAR/SBL in San Diego in November. Theresa Yugar, Yohana Junker, and Matthew Elia were co-panelists presenting “Climate Change, Justice, and Displacement: The Land and Legal Violence.” The panel presentation was co-sponsored by the Latina/o Religion, Culture and Society group led by Dr. Jeremy Cruz.... Read More

Dean’s Scholarship is a ‘magnificent blessing’

Scott Oliver Lexington Theological Seminary Dean's Scholarship recipient Scott Oliver's path to ministry came by way of the classroom and creation. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2007, he worked a high school government and history teacher, and for the past five years, he has worked as a certified horticulturist and landscape construction foreman in Evington, Va. His newest roles are as the minister at Snow Creek Christian Church in Snow Creek, Va., and a student at LTS. The... Read More