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Commencement 2021

On May 22, CTS hosted its 2021 commencement ceremony celebrating 34 graduates and two honorary degree recipients.   Watch a recording of the ceremony: Also included in the June 2021 Christian Theological Seminary Connection  

Alumni Board Profile: Rev. Lynn Martin

Rev. Lynn Martin’s life has always been grounded in the church. At the young age of 5, she dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized at Riverside Methodist Church. As an adult, she held several positions at her childhood church. She had a sincere love for the congregation who felt like family. After many […]

Rev. Buchleiter Sets out on Creative Ministerial Path

Rev. Laura Bethany Buchleiter, who graduated from CTS with an MDiv last month, is setting off on an innovative ministry path that unites her passions for creativity, ministry, spirituality, and the radical love and hospitality of the Gospel. Growing up in a military family where she was exposed to a variety of faith traditions, Buchleiter’s […]

CTS Honors Commencement Speaker Judge Barker with Honorary Degree

Judge Sarah Evans Barker, Senior Judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, gave the commencement address at CTS’ 2021 commencement ceremony on May 22, 2021. CTS awarded Barker the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities. Barker grew up in northern Indiana and has long been a member of the United Methodist […]

First Season Project Builds Networks of Support for New Pastors

Under the direction of Prof. Bill Kincaid, CTS launched the First Season Project (FSP) in May 2020. Reflecting on the project and its participants over the last year, Kincaid said, “I am so impressed by the commitments and resilience of these new pastors and really honored to be accompanying and supporting them through their transition […]

CTS Announces 2021 Commencement Speaker and Degree Recipients

After having to move its 2020 commencement ceremony online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CTS is excited to host its 2021 commencement in person on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The ceremony is a private, ticketed event in order to protect the safety of everyone in attendance. It will be held outdoors on the CTS campus […]

Prof. Thomas Contributes to Bishop T.D. Jakes’ New Book

For more than five years now, Prof. Frank A. Thomas and the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric at CTS have been archiving, studying, and contributing to the beauty, genius, depth, and creativity of African American preaching. As a part of this, Thomas and the PhD program launched in 2015 the African […]

CTS Celebrates Inaugural Day of Giving

On April 29, CTS hosted its inaugural Day of Giving with a day full of online events and the opportunity for its community to #UniteInspireInvest in the seminary and its mission. Members of the community met the moment with an outpouring of gifts that help to ensure CTS’ ongoing service to the church and the […]

MFT Program Pilots Innovative Training Tool

The willing and creative use of digital technologies by the CTS faculty is a key part of the rigorous and relevant instruction at the heart of the seminary’s mission, which has helped to enhance classroom learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the CTS Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program became one of the very […]