Ministry, in Many Ways

I write this knowing many of you, LTS alumni/ae have navigated your way through Lent and the celebration of Easter Sunday at your places of ministry. This is no small task, and I am grateful for your work. Many of you, too, are church lay leaders or work in parachurch ministries and organizations—regardless of your context, Spring in the life of the Church is a busy time. Much goodness comes from the busyness. So does fatigue! And so as you’re living into the Easter season, and... Read More

LTS Gives Thanks for the Life of the Rev. Dr. Larry Paul Jones

Lexington Theological Seminary gives thanks for the life and work and grieves the passing of Rev. Dr. Larry Paul Jones, former Professor of Homiletics. Dr. Jones was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2014 and passed away at home on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Rev. Dr. Nancy Turner Jones, and all their family, as well as the Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, where Dr. Jones most recently served as pastor. As we are made aware of arrangements, we... Read More

UPDATED: Spring and Summer Events at LTS

Opportunities for learning, fellowship and worship are plentiful at Lexington Theological Seminary this spring and summer. For more information about an event, click the link associated with the event or contact us at (859) 252-0361. MARCH 19 Webinar 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST Hitchhikers Guide to Evangelism: A Fresh Look, Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittan APRIL 7  Alumni Council, Campus conference room, 2 p.m. 30 Webinar 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST Transforming Conflict: Dealing with Difficult People in... Read More

How Do You Heart LTS?

We’ve officially declared February 2016 the second annual I Heart LTS month – how quickly something can become a tradition! I Heart LTS is a social media driven campaign designed to spread the LTS love – and raise contributions to the Ministerial Education Fund. Last year, alumni and friends from across the nation participated, and it was quite a sight to see profile pictures, posts, tweets and photos of from folks declaring their love of and support for the Seminary. We’re ready to... Read More

What Will Your Legacy Be?

My grandmother, most every time I saw her, smelled of two things: the dirt from her plants or garden, and the flour from whatever she was making in the kitchen. Grandma was always tending something — a begonia, an angel food cake whipped up from scratch for company, whatever sewing project she was presently involved in – always, she was tending. Fixing. Making. Creating. One of the things she made like no one else was fried chicken. It was a simple recipe: chicken soaked in salt water... Read More

LTS Invites Alumni to Audit Classes With No Application Fee

Lexington Theological Seminary is introducing a new way for alumni to connect with ongoing, relevant ministry resources by waiving the application fee for alumni who wish to audit courses. An upcoming class may be a timely opportunity for alumni to enroll; this February, Dr. Christy Newton, adjunct professor of social ethics, will lead the course, "Black Lives Matter: Issues of Race and Ethics for Church Leaders." Alumni will only pay the $60 per credit hour tuition for... Read More

LTS Remembers Dr. Watkins

We celebrate the life of Dr. Harold R. "Hal" Watkins, former director of field education at Lexington Theological Seminary in the 1996-97 and 1998-99 academic years and interim president of LTS for the 2001-02 academic year. Services for Dr. Watkins will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Geist Christian Church, 8550 Mud Creek Road, Indianapolis. Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. Messages of care may be sent to his wife, Evelyn, and adult... Read More

Bulletin Winter 2015/16 — The President’s Report

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2016 D.Min. Cohort Applications Accepted

Applications for the 2016 Doctor of Ministry cohort at Lexington Theological Seminary are being accepted through Nov. 26. The Doctor of Ministry program, a graduate professional degree, is designed to enhance pastors’ capacity to critically interpret and engage contemporary cultures as a means to give fresh expression to the gospel and to transform congregations for effective ministry in the twenty-first century.  Designed on a cohort-based model, the degree provides significant learning... Read More

Moosnick Lecture Series Continues This Week

The Franklin B. Moosnick Lectureship in Judaic Studies continues this week with two opportunities to hear from Lawrence H. Schiffman, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Director of the Global Institute for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies at New York University. Dr. Schiffman is one of the world’s leading authorities on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the other of several books on the subject. • The Dead Sea Scrolls: Judaism and Christianity Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7... Read More