Lay School of Theology

The Lay School of Theology is a continuing education program for all who wish to enrich their Christian faith.

Fall 2021 – Climate Migration

Together we will explore the intersection of climate change, migration and theology. Through stories, photographs, art and reflection we will think about why migration is not just a human right, but a theological mandate especially as we reckon with our Western impact on the earth. With the borders of our own country, we will look at how US communities can be prepared for and be hospitable to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who will increasingly have to leave their home communities because of wildfire, hurricane damage or drought.  We will ask what our theological commitments are that position us at this time and at this place to work to aid climate migrants and refugees. Join me as we look into justice practices at the intersection of climate change and migration.

This Lay School Series will be presented by Dr. Emily Askew, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. Go here to read more about Dr. Askew.

Please plan to attend all classes, as each lesson builds upon the preceding one.

When: Saturday, September 11,18, & 25, 2021

Location: 100% Online!

Registration Fee: $60

Register by: September 8, 2021

More information: Contact Deena Ainslie at dainslie@lextheo.edu.


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Spring 2021 – Religion and Politics in the United States

The purpose of this series of lecture is to examine the historical relationships between religion and politics. Pastors and Lay Leaders will learn from historical, cultural, social, and theological studies with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of religious participation in U.S. American public life, the nature of civil religion, and Christian participation in the public sphere. Special attention will be paid to the U.S. Presidency in historical perspective and its interactions with Christian life and practice.

The Rev. Edwin David Aponte, Executive Director of the Louisville Institute

Please plan to attend all classes, as each lesson builds upon the preceding one.

When: Saturday, May 1, 8, & 15, 2021

Location: 100% Online!

Registration Fee: $60

Unlimited number of participants per online login

Register by: April 28

www.lextheo.edu/lay-school-of-theology

More information: Contact Deena Ainslie at (859) 280-1212 of dainslie@lextheo.edu


Link to the recorded Fall 2020 Lay School of Theology is available for purchase.


The Lay School of Theology is a continuing education program at Lexington Theological Seminary for people who wish to enrich their Christian faith.