Schade Receives Wabash Grant

Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, LTS Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship, and Dr. Richard Voelz, Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary, have secured a grant from The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion...
Celebrate Earth Day 2022

Celebrate Earth Day 2022

The Green Task Force Presents RESTORING CREATION: THEOLOGY, POLICY, AND PRACTICE An Earth Day Teach-in Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m. Eastern via ZOOM What are the theological foundations of environmental issues that intersect with engaging racial justice, supporting...

President Gillett Announces New Appointments

Lexington Theological Seminary President Dr. Charisse Gillett announces several new appointments. Rev. Dr. Lon Oliver will join the LTS community on June 1 as the Coordinator of the Mentored Ministry Program and Chaplain as Rev. Jan Ehrmantraut retires. Lon serves as...

Volume XLIX, 2019, No. 1-4

Table of Contents Creation as Sacred Space in the Exodus Narratives p. 1 Holy Ground (’Admat Qodesh): A Counter-Locative Claim on Sacred Space at the Burning  Bush p. 15 Why Centralization? p. 39 Embodiment, Liminality, and Intertextual Allusions: A Spatial Reading of...
LTS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

LTS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

UPDATED: September 15, 2021 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 PRESIDENT’S UPDATE ON COVID-19 Vision To sustain pastors in ministry and education them in ways that will teach them the rhythms of pastoral and congregational life. Mission To prepare faithful leaders for the...

Vol. XLVII Fall and Winter 2017

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note The School of Moses at Table. Sympotic Teaching in Philo’s De vita contemplation Angela Standhartinger p. 67-84 Drinking, Teaching, and Singing: Ephesians 5:18-19 and the Challenges of Moral...

Vol. XLVII Spring and Summer 2017

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note Getting Dressed for Ministry Daniel Aleshire p. 1-8 Conversations about Student Debt: The Impact of Educational Debt on Future Ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Kristen Plinke...

Vol. XLVI Fall and Winter 2016

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note The Nature of Christian Unity: Historical Understanding of Churches of Christ Douglas A. Foster p. 87-98 Model of Unity – What Model of Unity Should We Accept John Mills p. 99-108 Model of Unity...

Vol. XLVI Spring and Summer 2016

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note Stone-Campbell Dialogue (1999-2016): A Dialogue of Hope Douglas A. Foster and Robert K. Welsh p. 1-8 What We Might Have Done Differently in the Past Douglas A. Foster p. 9-14 What We Might Have Done...

Vol. XLV Fall and Winter 2013

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note We Are All Connected: Toward A Biblical Theology of Creation Richard D. Weis p.57-68 Critical Spatiality: Mhay’s Room and the Kingdom of God Emily Askew p. 69-78 “A Little Wine”: 1...

Vol. XLV – Spring and Summer 2013

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Table of Contents and Editors Note Practicing Egypt: Exodus and the Deceit of Imperial Sedentarist Metaphysics Emily Askew p.1-8 Forging a New Covenant Amid Institutional Collapse Richard Weis p. 9-15 An Hour of Study: Sermon Preparation...

The Bulletin, Fall 2012, Vol. 48, No. 3

In this issue: A Call and an Answer Working Together LTS Family Rises to the Challenge A Living Legacy Newsbriefs Alumni/ae Notes Appreciation Gifts You may now flip through the pages of the Bulletin online...
A Way with Words: Alumni Find Voices as Authors

A Way with Words: Alumni Find Voices as Authors

“Inspiration comes from many sources, but in general I think of it as a kind of intent awareness of the world, listening for the possibilities of stories in the events and circumstances of every day life,” author Kim Edwards says. Edwards, whose first novel, The...

Alumni/ae notes

1949 Edsel F. Pugh  was recognized by the Norwood (OH) Christian Church on the occasion of his 65th ordination anniversary on August 15. 1955 Carl R. Flock  celebrated his 60th ordination anniversary on August 15 at First Christian Church, Birmingham, AL.  Recognition...

Trailblazing is a ‘piece of cake’

“I tell God, ‘You pick ‘em up, and I’ll put ‘em down,’” the Rev. Edd Spencer is heard saying (referencing his feet) to a fellow Appalachian Trail hiker in a YouTube video filed under the heading “Piece of Cake.” Spencer started hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1996,...

Picking up the pieces

The howling storm. The sirens. Then throat-tightening fear in the moments after, when words would not come. Lexington Theological Seminary alumnae Jill Cameron Michel and Fay Barnes Blevins minister at separate Disiples of Christ churches in Joplin, Missouri, but in a...

Picking up the pieces: Fay Barnes Blevins

I am the senior pastor of First Christian Church, Joplin. I ask people to call me “pastor,” or “Fay” or whatever as long as it’s nice. This is my first call out of seminary. First Christian Church is the typical downtown church in...

Picking up the pieces: Jill Cameron Michel

I am pastor at South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Married to Jim Michel, I have two children: Cameron and Teegan and two step-children: Katy and John. South Joplin Christian Church was founded in 1903.  We average just under 100 in worship.  It is a...

Creating community

Michael Junkroski was a church musician and a full-time business owner/operator in Florida when voices within–and without–began urging him to consider going to seminary. “People in the congregation and my pastor approached me and said, ‘You’d make a good minister.’ ...

Vol. XLIV, Winter 2011, No. 1

LTS Quarterly Copyright Page Cover Page Table of Contents Extending or Restricting the Covenant? Abraham and the People of God in Christian Tradition Anders Runesson p. 1 Letter to a Friend about Jesus as Savior, a Query for Disciples of Christ Bill Nottingham p. 17...
Coming full circle

Coming full circle

Those who know Rev. Janet Ehrmantraut also know that she has an affinity for turtles. Maybe it’s the quiet grace that draws her, with their slow and steady determination, or perhaps it’s the appeal of the round, hard shell–that protective circle–that allows the rain...

Taking the distance out of learning

Anna Hope Curwood has always had a heart for art, but she has ministry in her DNA. She is the daughter of two Lexington Theological Seminary graduates, the Rev. Bill Curwood, who marked his 50th anniversary in ministry in February, and the Rev. Linda Curwood, who was...

It’s About Time

Growing up in San Diego, the idea of serving a congregation in Ashland, Kentucky, was nowhere on the path Jacque Parlato mapped out for herself. She attended church with friends from time to time, but it wasn’t until after she finished her undergraduate degree in New...