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

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