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

LTS names Presidential Scholar

Master of Divinity student Jessica Braxton is the 2019-20 Presidential Scholarship recipient. The award is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Braxton graduated from Barton College in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy. She began her studies at LTS in August. Currently, she serves Mill Creek Christian Church in Bentonville, N.C., as their interim minister and is "loving every second of it," as Braxton describes it. She was a Disciple from youth at... Read More

Students reflect on powerful experience at national Unity Gathering

For Master of Divinity students Foster Frimpong and Amanda Groves, being selected to represent Lexington Theological Seminary at the National Council of Churches Christian Unity Gathering this past October was a remarkable, timely and sacred experience. More than 35 ecumenical communions, including national and international leaders and more than 20 seminaries, came together for this assembly in Hampton, Va. The meeting focused on ending racism by confronting our past, revisiting our... Read More

Book sale!

The Electronic version of Dr. Sumney’s The Bible: An Introduction is on sale at Amazon and Barns and Noble for only $4.99. Fortress Press has over 1,000 other e-books on sale for $9.99 or less. You can view the whole list at These prices will last only until December... 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