Seminary: Why now? Why ever? – by Andrew Thompson

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Last week our fall semester began at Memphis Theological Seminary. It’s the start of my third year on the faculty here—but perhaps the first year I’ve been here that I felt confident enough about what I was teaching that I’ve been able to reflect on larger issues related to theological education (and not just scramble […]

Who moved my pastor? By Cathi Johnson

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  Years ago, I read a book called “Who Moved My Cheese?,” about two mice and two little-people who had some decisions to make about survival when their readily available cheese was suddenly gone.  It’s a tongue-in-cheek reference to what humans do when changes are afoot.  Some hunker down and insist things must remain the […]

Where do pastors come from?

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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 […]