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

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

  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?

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 […]