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The Big Question – by Cathi Johnson


In teaching settings, there are two types of questions.  One has an answer in fact, such as “Is the earth round?”  The other just generates more questions, such as “Which scripture should be taken literally, and which should be read as hyperbole, parable or illustration to make a point?” In theological discussions, too often the […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Dr. Wil Gafney


Celebrate Women’s History Month during the Todd Lectures with Dr. Wil Gafney on March 5-6, 2013, at Lindenwood Christian Church. The lectures are: Lecture 1: The Darkly Radiant Image of God: Black and Female Lecture 2: A Legion of Preaching Women: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel Lecture 3: Bathsheba’s Legacy: Royal Women of Israel and Judah Lecture Times […]

Are you the one? – by Cathi Johnson


In my position at MTS, I am often in the company of pastors.  They serve on our board of trustees, make use of our library, teach courses as adjunct faculty, audit courses because they like a professor or a topic, and of course, attend meetings.  One of these meetings is the quarterly United Methodist Council […]

Inquirers’ Day • Friday, April 12, 2013


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Where do pastors come from?


Where does a seminary student from the Cumberland Presbyterian, United Methodist, AME, CME, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, COGIC, PC(USA), and 20+ other denominations go to prepare to be a faith leader for the future?   You know the answer!  Memphis Theological Seminary.  It’s been the training ground for ministers for the last 160 years, from […]

Melissa Harris-Perry featured Holmes Lecturer


Memphis Theological Seminary is pleased to present Melissa Harris-Perry, host of “Melissa Harris-Perry” and professor of political science at Tulane University, for the Dr. Barbara A. Holmes Lectures in African American Studies on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Missionary Baptist Church. This event is free and open to the public. Melissa […]

MTS Announces Honorees and Co-Chairs for 2013 Starks Dinner


MEMPHIS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY HONORS VISIONARY LEADERS Memphis, TN  -  The Honorable A C Wharton, Mayor of Memphis, and the Honorable Mark J. Luttrell, Mayor of Shelby County, will serve as honorary co-chairs forMemphis Theological Seminary’s (MTS) 26th anniversary celebration of the Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner and Awards Presentation on February 21, 2013, at […]

A heart-felt message of thanks from MTS President Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown


Thank you! If you gave a generous year-end gift – thank you! If you gave earlier in 2012 and pledge to give again in 2013 – thank you! If you pray for, volunteer for, root for Memphis Theological Seminary – thank you! You are an important part of what makes our mission work. You are […]