Lexington Theological Seminary’s 149th Commencement

Lexington, Ky., June 16, 2015 – Lexington Theological Seminary will celebrate the achievements of students, congregations and individuals who have contributed to furthering ministry during the 149th Commencement on Friday, June 19. The Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremonies. This year is the Seminary’s sesquicentennial anniversary, making the event especially... Read More

Son of LTS president emeritus mourned

Dear LTS Community, It is with deep sorrow that I share with you the passing of David Bell, son of Mrs. Virginia Bell and LTS president emeritus Dr. Wayne Bell. We invite you to pray with and for the Bell family as they grieve the loss of their son. A service is planned for Wednesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church 825 Simpson Ave Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-3849 - See more at:... Read More

Trustee Emeritus Remembered

Dear friends, it is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of a member of the Lexington Theological Seminary family. Mary Lee Duthie, trustee emeritus and longtime supporter of the Seminary, has passed away. Mary Lee was a member of Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, along with her husband, Georgie Duthie (who is also trustee emeritus). Visitation will be at Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday. Her service will be at Beargrass Christian Church... Read More

Save the Date: Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015 is scheduled for October 22-24. We hope you'll join us for a couple of days of fellowship, learning and worship as we reconnect with one another and our shared love for LTS. A full slate of activities and information will be available soon, including the opportunity to visit Keeneland during the fall meet. We hope to see you... Read More

Spring events at LTS

The 150th celebration continues with a series of spring events to enhance ministry, and celebrate and support our students: April 21 Table, Welcome, Wholeness, Movement: a Virtual Conversation, webinar for clergy with Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For more info:  https://www.lextheo.edu/2015/02/2015-lts-webinar-series/ April 25 The Welcoming Church: Making a Place for People with Disabilities April 28 & 29  Franklin... Read More

Kentucky Legislature Recognizes Seminary’s 150th

Lexington, Ky., March 4, 2015 – Lexington Theological Seminary was honored by both chambers of the Kentucky legislature Tuesday as “a pioneer institution (that) has forged new paths for preparing people for ministry in communities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, throughout the nation, and worldwide.” The Kentucky Senate and Kentucky House of Representatives recognized LTS President Charisse L. Gillett, Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Griffith, and Trustee Leslie Geoghegan, who... Read More

Celebrating a trailblazing past and innovative future

Lexington, Ky., Feb. 25, 2015 – Lexington Theological Seminary celebrates 150 years in 2015, with a series of events throughout the year commemorating this milestone anniversary. “During the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Seminary in 2015, we are going to hear many stories of the Seminary’s impact. These narratives can remind us of our history as a pioneer institution,” said LTS President Charisse L. Gillett. “Today, Lexington Theological Seminary’s model for theological... Read More

We’re celebrating 150 years!

In case you haven’t heard, Lexington Theological Seminary is 150 years old this year! We intend to celebrate all year long! You’ll find a list of celebratory events, photos throughout the year, more about our history and your future, and we hope very much to see you at one or more of them. We’re very aware as we begin the 150th party that it is somehow all the more special given our last few years of transition. That we stand now, experiencing what the Psalmist called the “goodness... Read More

Open Letter from African American Presidents and Deans

An open letter from African-American Deans and Presidents of Theological Schools regarding issues of racial justice, with signatures from more than 30 presidents and deans in theological education, including LTS President Charisse L. Gillett, was recently published in the Huffington Post. We invite you to read the letter and share it so that conversation surrounding these issues may be... Read More

Gifts

By Julie Richardson, M. Div., Advancement Associate It is no exaggeration to say that both my undergraduate and graduate educations remain two of the most important gifts I’ve received in my life. I was incredibly fortunate to walk away from both college and seminary without any significant student debt. I was grateful then; to be sure, I am now even more so. It took a few years of full-time professional work, a broader and deeper understanding of higher education and Church, and becoming... Read More