Christian Theological Seminary Awarded Transformation Grant to Fight Stigma of HIV/AIDS

Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) has been selected as  a Transformation Grant recipient in a new phase of funding from the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®. The $100,000 grant will support the Mixed Methods Preaching Conference, presented by the Seminary’s PhD in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric program. Planned for Spring 2022, the conference will address how […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faith & Action Project Emergency Grant Recipients on WFYI’s “All IN”

In April, the CTS Faith & Action Project provided $75,000 in emergency relief grants to seven organizations whose work to reduce poverty in Indianapolis includes mental health services and family stability measures. Read more about this here. On May 18th, Lindsey Rabinowitch, Program Director of the Faith & Action Project, was joined on WFYI’s “All […]

CTS Faculty Recommend Summer Reading

Summer often provides an opportunity to catch up on some backlogged reading. Since there are never too many recommendations, we checked in with several members of the CTS faculty to see what they are reading and what they have recently written. President David M. Mellott Recent/current reads: Ezra Klein, Why We’re Polarized (Simon & Schuster, […]

Emergency-Relief Grants Awarded to 7 Poverty-Fighting Projects

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Christian Theological Seminary’s Faith & Action Project is providing $75,000 in emergency relief grants to seven organizations whose poverty mitigation work includes mental health services and family stability measures. Working with community networks, past Faith & Action grant recipients and others, CTS identified seven organizations who received these emergency […]

CTS helps students, community amid COVID-19 pandemic

President David M. Mellott announced today three significant initiatives signaling Christian Theological Seminary’s commitment to serving students and the greater Indianapolis community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first initiative will assist current and incoming students with tuition costs. The second will support the mental health services of organizations working to mitigate poverty. The third will […]

Alumnus Lee Ivey III Provides Counseling Services in Difficult Times

Christian Theological Seminary forms leaders for their calling in the church, their communities, and in the world. Recent graduate Rev. Lee Ivey III (MDiv/MACMHC ’18) knows how important counseling services are for youth at all times. While the COVID-19 pandemic has made the need more acute, it has also made it much more challenging since […]