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PhD Student Rev. Justin West Awarded FTE Fellowship

Rev. Justin G. West, member of the first cohort of students in the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric, has been awarded a fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration. The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) is “a leadership incubator that inspires young people to make a difference in the world through […]

Student Spotlight: Tom Cupka, MDiv Student

Tom Cupka, MDiv student, matriculated at CTS in the fall of 2018. Cupka grew up in Ellettsville, IN, and was raised in the Christian Church. He worked in the insurance industry after studying banking and finance at Ball State University and lived for a time in Auburn, IN, where he and his wife started a […]

CTS Alum Benjamin Tapper Facilitates Community Conversation in Elkhart, IN

CTS Alum Benjamin Tapper facilitated a community conversation about “Repairing the Harm: A Community Conversation on the Systemic Exclusion of African Americans” in Elkhart, IN, on January 20, 2020. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart coordinated the event in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Tapper, who holds an MPA from Indiana […]

CTS Seminary Approval Renewed by The United Methodist Church

Christian Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the University Senate of the United Methodist Church has renewed the status of CTS as an educational institution approved “for the preparation of candidates for ordination in The United Methodist Church.” Schools that are not officially part of the UMC must uphold certain guidelines and standards in […]

CTS Announces Membership in the Association of Hispanic Theological Education and the Hispanic Summer Program

Christian Theological Seminary is excited to announce membership with two organizations, the Association of Hispanic Theological Education and the Hispanic Summer Institute. The Association of Hispanic Theological Education (AETH) is a non-profit organization and network of institutions that is “dedicated to the promotion and improvement of theological education and its impact on the lives of […]

Reflections on the Mixed Methods Preaching Conference

The Lord’s Doing and It is Marvelous in our Eyes Every now and then God blows the fresh wind of grace upon a project or an idea and does the incredible. Such was the case in the September 9-12, 2019, Mixed Methods Preaching Conference hosted by the PhD Program of African American Preaching and Sacred […]

P.E. MacAllister, Executive, Civic Leader, and CTS Trustee, Dies at 101

Pershing Edwin (P.E.) MacAllister, a prominent Indianapolis executive, civic leader, and member of the CTS community, died on October 23 at the age of 101. He served on the CTS Board of Trustees from 1972-1984 and as chairman from 1977-1984. MacAllister joined with C. Richard Petticrew to endow the MacAllister Petticrew Chair of Biblical Interpretation […]