Some thoughts on this week’s lectionary texts

Here is the thing that stands out to me in this week’s readings: We are gonna have to put up with a lot of crap. In the gospel lesson, Jesus shares that weird little parable about the fig tree. The owner is fed up with it and wants it gone, but the gardener says, “Let’s […]

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 […]


Peterson Quote

Worship in P.F. Johnson Chapel is a time set apart for the seminary community to focus on that for which we were created. We turn our whole attention toward God as we continue to seek to cultivate a love for scholarship, piety, and justice. The rhythm of worship is a necessary aspect of this Christian […]