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

A call to conversation

The following message and call to conversation was written by the Rev. April G. Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): Ferguson GT Verdict... Read More

Tomato Aspic

By Julie Richardson “We’re going to Mrs. Jackson’s house for lunch,” my dad said to my younger sister and me, “and I expect you to be on your best behavior.” “Um…okay,” was our rather reluctant reply. We’d been residents of Winder, Georgia, for less than a year, uprooted from our happy life in South Texas so our dad could take the position of senior minister of First Christian Church in Winder, and neither my sister or I were really happy or comfortable with the... Read More

‘Lost in a sermon’

Stephanie Paulsell, the daughter of former LTS President Bill Paulsell, writes about the impact of one of her father's sermons and the mystery of God in the Faith Matters blog on Christian... Read More

Honoring those who’ve journeyed with us

There’s a long list of pastors—men and women—who helped form and nurture and encourage what they saw as a call to ministry beginning to emerge in my life and work. I feel so very fortunate that this is true, especially when I remember that I have colleagues who were discouraged at every turn, and for whom the journey has not been so affirming or life-giving. John, Dale, Jim, Mary Beth, Bill, Jorge, Michael, Larry Paul, Gary, Linda, Sharon, Russ, Mark—these are the names I celebrate... Read More

Quick Facts about Lexington Theological Seminary

Preparing Pastoral Leaders for 21st Century Churches How many students are there at LTS? Most recent annual headcount is 135, with students hailing from 29 states   Is the Seminary financially healthy? Yes. The Board of Trustees adopted financial equilibrium and growth as one of four strategic imperatives. This means the Seminary is committed to sound fiscal policies and management to maintain the financial strength of the Seminary’s assets.   How is the new... Read More

Theology on the Border: Dr. Askew to lead trip

Theology on the Border: The United States and Mexico led by Dr. Emily Askew January 30-February 5, 2015 Registration/Deposit deadline: December 15, 2014 Anticipated Cost*: $1500 (includes airfare to Tucson, AZ) *See student budget breakdown below, which includes tuition for an intensive course Please join me as we explore what immigration means first hand when we spend seven days on the US/Mexico border at Tucson/Nogales. On this intensive trip you will hear the stories of migration... Read More

Seeing the goodness of the Lord

“I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living,” wrote the psalmist (Psalm 27:13, NRSV). The words are both celebration and thanksgiving, and they speak as only scripture can to the transformation the Seminary is living into these days. Today I offer them as a testament to what has been in this last year, and to what will continue to be, for Lexington Theological Seminary. We have seen the goodness of the Lord: • in 13 graduates of the new curriculum... Read More

Three students named Magee Fellows

Three Lexington Theological Seminary students have been selected as 2014 Magee Fellows to the Kentucky Council of Churches October 24-25 assembly on Restorative Justice. Pamela Pettyjohn, who is scheduled to complete the Certificate of Pastoral Studies program at Lexington Theological Seminary in September, and begin the M.Div. program at LTS in October. She currently serves as an Associate Minister at First Christian Church in Louisville (Disciples of Christ). Her past involvement in... Read More