CTS Features New Hallway Installations

In light of recent changes at CTS, including the appointment of a new president and the sharing of the campus with Butler University’s College of Education, the Board of Trustees and administration chose to reinvest in the seminary’s culture to help facilitate the changes it has experienced, honor its history, establish a sense of place, […]

New Look, New Year at CTS

After more than a year of adapting so much of its classes and community life to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, CTS is preparing for the start of its 2021-2022 academic year and the opportunity to resume some of its familiar on-campus activities. The seminary is diligently implementing safety protocols to meet the needs […]

Alumni Board Profile: Rev. Mac Bellner

Like her well-known passion for music, Rev. Mac Bellner’s vocation in ministry has been marked by creativity, compassion, and a commitment to serve. Bellner was born on her uncle’s cotton farm in McGinty Settlement, Louisiana, and raised mostly by her grandmother in rural Mississippi and West Texas. Often around Pentecostal churches as a child, Bellner […]

Prof. Russaw and Dean Gunning Francis Release New Books

Prof. Kimberly D. Russaw, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, recently celebrated the release of her new book, Revisiting Rahab: Another Look at the Woman of Jericho, published by Wesley’s Foundery Books (an imprint of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church). Russaw’s first book, Daughters in the Hebrew Bible […]

Faith & Action Project Announces Bryan Stevenson Event and Resources

On October 5, 2021, the Faith & Action Project will host its annual Fall Event, “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference,” featuring Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, in a moderated discussion with Dean Leah Gunning Francis about […]

Faith & Action News August 2021

Love is the motive, but justice is the instrument. – Reinhold Niebuhr Unacceptable Fact of the Month: While StatsIndiana puts Indianapolis’ poverty rate at 15.2%, IndyVitals notes that some neighborhoods post poverty rates of nearly 40% – and those neighborhoods are sometimes adjacent to ones with single-digit rates.  IndyVitals At CTS we believe that poverty […]