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

M.Div. student and pastor’s light shines

LTS M.Div. student Joey Pusateri is letting his light shine brightly. He entered the program at LTS with a strong sense of calling – to what or why he didn't know. Since then, he has become part of a prison ministry, and from there, the pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church. He recently was honored as a 2014 Magee Fellow by the Kentucky Council of Churches. As a fellowship recipient, he will attend the KCC Assembly on Restorative Justice Oct. 24-25. Pusateri is also one of three... Read More

Ainslie Named Assistant to Dean

Deena Ainslie, the former project assistant for the Seminary's Conversations on Finances and Stewardship program is now assistant to Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Richard Weis. Ainslie has also served LTS as an assistant to President Charisse L. Gillett prior to her work as project assistant for the program, which is funded by a $250,000 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future... Read More

Stump a Scholar? Sumney featured on Patheos

Think you can stump a scholar? No question is too tough or too radical (this IS the Bible after all — a tough, radical book) for our new Stump a Scholar series at Patheos Progressive Christian. Every week, Patheos brings in experts to tackle your questions. This month, Patheos is focusing on the Bible and invited Jerry L. Sumney, professor of biblical studies at Lexington Theological Seminary, to be our resident scholar. Sumney is the author of Colossians: A Commentary (2008)... Read More

Tyler to Join Seminary as Mentoring Program Coordinator

Lexington, Ky., Aug. 27, 2014 – Former Christian Church in Kentucky moderator Tanya J. Tyler joins Lexington Theological Seminary Sept. 1 as coordinator of the Mentoring Program. The Rev. Tyler was moderator of the Christian Church in Kentucky from 2008-2012. She has served on the Steering Committee for the Process of Discernment of Racism in North America for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, is a member of the Board of Directors for Chalice Press... Read More

Traditional, contemporary, or renewed?

“Traditional” or “contemporary” worship? How about “renewed” worship?   Lexington Theological Seminary’s webinar workshop series for church leaders continues Sept. 6 with “Renewing Worship” by Dr. O. Wesley Allen, LTS Professor of Homiletics and Worship.   Many churches focus solely on the issue of musical tastes or liturgical styles in relation to worship. In this webinar, Dr. Allen will offer a different model to shape congregational conversations about... Read More