Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs Continue Important Work

The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs (CRP), which has been administered by the Center for Pastoral Excellence at CTS since 2012, offer grants of up to $50,000 to congregations in order to provide an opportunity for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period […]

Local Pastors and Members of the CTS Community Form Clergy Coalition for Racial Justice

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As protests and demonstrations for racial justice continue across the country and here in Indianapolis, local clergy […]

Prof. Nicole Robertson Assumes Leadership of CMHC Program

Rev. Dr. Nicole Z. Robertson joined the CTS faculty in 2019 as Assistant Professor of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. On July 1 she will become the program’s director. We (virtually) sat down with Professor Robertson to discuss her background, her approach to counseling, the exciting accreditation progress for the Master of Arts in […]

Letter of Solidarity and Accountability from White Deans & Presidents

The Following is a Letter of Solidarity and Accountability from White Deans & Presidents of ATS Member Schools and Affiliates in Response to ​Black Presidents and Deans June 22, 2020 Dear Colleagues in the Association of Theological Schools, We white deans and presidents join the Association of Theological Schools community in grief and  outrage over […]

Prof. Courtney Buggs Finishes First Year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Homiletics

Rev. Dr. Courtney Buggs joined the CTS faculty in 2019 as Visiting Assistant Professor of Homiletics, having been awarded a prestigious Louisville Institute postdoctoral fellowship. Prof. Buggs has quickly become an integral part of the CTS community, bringing her wide-ranging experience and expertise to the life of the seminary. She begins the second of her […]

A Letter to Congregations

A Letter to Congregations Dear Friends of God, Once again, our nation has come face to face with our systemic racism. We are failing our people. We are not listening to the voices of those oppressed. We need to reform our justice system. We need to reform our police practices. We need to reform our […]

CTS Honors its 2020 Graduates in Unexpected Ways

Like so many other schools, colleges, and seminaries, Christian Theological Seminary had to adjust its annual commencement ceremonies this year, but the administration, staff, and faculty worked hard to honor its 2020 graduates. Although pre-commencement events and the annual graduation reception were canceled, CTS marked the occasion by sending each of the graduates a party […]

Kerry Connelly Publishes New Book about Racial Justice

Religion News Service has just published a new article by Kerry: “How white spirituality, religious or not, allows racism to grow.” Kerry Connelly, MDiv student, recently celebrated the publication of her new book, Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice. The book, published by Westminster John Knox, was released on March 17 of […]