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Pandemic Brings New Frontiers for Learning

For the safety of its community members during the COVID-19 pandemic, CTS has since March maintained its operations and classes entirely online, a move that has created valuable new learning opportunities for interns and residents at the CTS Counseling Center. The Counseling Center, which had historically offered services in person, has transitioned entirely to using […]

Russaw Impacts Academy and the Public Square

2020 has been a prolific year for Prof. Kimberly D. Russaw, whose leadership, speaking, and writing continues to contribute richly to both scholarly audiences and the public square. Her commitment to the academy, the church, and the broader community shine through in these numerous and wide-ranging projects. Over the past year, Prof. Russaw has been […]

Honoring the Legacy and Moral Imagination of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, January 18th, 2021, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The CTS community regularly honors and studies the lives of transformative leaders like King, but on this day in particular we stop to consider his life and legacy – especially for what they might say to us today. A central figure […]

Welcoming Dr. DeNeen Collins, Director of Recruiting and Admissions

CTS is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. DeNeen Collins as the new Director of Recruiting and Admissions. A native Hoosier, Collins grew up on the northeast side of Indianapolis in a large family with deep commitments to social change and community involvement. Reflecting on her new role at CTS, Collins said that she […]

Reflecting on a Semester of Working from Home

This past summer and fall, CTS welcomed four new members to its staff and faculty: Rev. Ayanna Garrett, Associate Dean of Student Life; Melissa Trahyn, Education Technology Specialist; Rev. Jim Farrer, Director of United Methodist Studies; and Kishundra King, Visiting Instructor of Pastoral Theology and Care. Having joined CTS during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Dean Gunning Francis Interviewed on the Importance of Engaged Scholarship

Dean Leah Gunning Francis was recently interviewed about the importance of engaged teaching and scholarship by Dr. Nancy Lynne Westfield for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning’s podcast series, “Dialogue on Teaching.” The interview covered many of the complexities of our current moment, their relevance for teaching and learning in the classroom, and Gunning […]

CTS to Launch Podcast about the Future of Theological Education

The challenges facing today’s theological institutions are many and varied. While some arise from the school’s specific context, there is one formidable challenge shared by all: How to think strategically and imaginatively about the future of theological education. President David M. Mellott and Dr. Deb Mullen, Leadership Education Consultant and Professor Emerita at Columbia Theological […]

CTS Announces Spring 2021 Alumni Speaker Series

During 2020, Christian Theological Seminary has remained committed to engaging with our many alumni across the country. Although physically dispersed like many organizations and congregations, we have leveraged technology to stay connected. Through online events like the Alumni Speaker Series launched last May, we have been able to come together as a community and dialogue […]

Admissions Office Collaborates with Students and Faculty

The Office of Recruitment and Admissions at CTS engages prospective students and assists them through the admissions process, while also helping to provide student support throughout the entire seminary journey. This important work typically involves traveling around the country, hosting events on and off campus, and meeting with people for interviews and campus visits. Responding to […]