The Rev. David M. Mellott, PhD, is stepping down as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs to become President of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis effective July 1.... Posted: Feb 27, 2019
Lancaster Theological Seminary is launching the Ministerial Institute of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry that will offer a new, non-degree program to prepare people for ministerial...Posted: Jan 15, 2019
Lancaster Theological Seminary will hold its 194th Commencement at 11:00am on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Church of the Apostles, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster. The Commencement speaker will...Posted: Jan 08, 2019
From Feb. 22 - April 5, Lancaster Seminary is offering a special 7-week United Church of Christ History & Polity course for just $300. Classes will be held on campus on Friday afternoons...Posted: Dec 17, 2018
The Powder Mill Foundation has awarded Lancaster Theological Seminary a $100,000 grant to support scholarships and field education programs in York County. The grant will help to provide...Posted: Dec 17, 2018
Lancaster City Mayor Danene Sorace will deliver the Spring Convocation address at Lancaster Theological Seminary on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in Santee Chapel. The title of...Posted: Dec 12, 2018
Our new Admissions Associate is the Rev. Kim Kendrick. Kim earned a Master of Divinity and a Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry at Lancaster Seminary in 2014. Most recently Kim...Posted: Oct 15, 2018
The Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees elected The Reverend Canon Betsy S. Ivey of Philadelphia, Messiah College Professor Emerson B. Powery, Ph.D., and Reverend J. Matthew...Posted: Sep 17, 2018
Friday night, Sept. 28, we're opening our class Church & Social Change to the public for a special viewing of the award-winning film Milwaukee 53206. Join us at 7:00 p.m. in hafer Center, on...Posted: Sep 14, 2018
Lancaster Seminary's new tuition-sharing scholarships make it possible to attend one of our master's degree programs tuition free. The Seminary will match, dollar-for-dollar, contributions...Posted: Jul 26, 2018
Lancaster Seminary President Carol E. Lytch and Norio Matsumoto, President of Tohoku Gakuin University, signed an international agreement for academic exchange and educational cooperation in...Posted: May 29, 2018 Posted: May 14, 2018
Lancaster Seminary awarded its highest alumni/ae honors to Rev. Steven C. Hummel of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Rev. C.L. "Curly" Stumb of Blowing Rock, NC, at Alumni/ae Day on May 4, 2018.
Rev....Posted: May 13, 2018
Lancaster Theological Seminary is funding a new, one-time merit-based scholarship named in honor of its 2018 commencement speaker, The Reverend Traci Blackmon.
In the fall, Lancaster...Posted: Apr 20, 2018
Lancaster Theological Seminary will hold its 193rd Commencement on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Commencement day will begin at 8 a.m. with a Baccalaureate Worship Service in Santee Chapel on the...Posted: Apr 20, 2018
The Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees elected Gregory J. Scott, FAIA, of Lancaster to serve a three-year term as trustee, re-elected five members to serve additional...Posted: Mar 28, 2018
Thursday, April 5 four candidates for the Doctor of Ministry degree will present their doctoral projects during a symposium in Lark 206 starting at 9:30 am. All are welcome to attend. The...Posted: Mar 14, 2018
Lancaster Seminary will host the first local meeting of RISE Together, a national mentorship program for women of color in ministry, on March 21. Mentors for the Lancaster RISE group are...Posted: Feb 19, 2018
All are welcome to March revival: Faithful in Divisive Times with Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, Presiding Bishop, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, and senior pastor of the City of Refuge...Posted: Feb 16, 2018
Lancaster Theological Seminary's 193rd Commencement on Saturday, May 5, 2018 will feature Rev. Dr. Traci D. Blackmon who will deliver the commencement address.
Rev. Blackmon is Executive...Posted: Jan 17, 2018
Lancaster Seminary welcomes the Rev. Stephen J. Wolma as Director of Admissions & Financial Aid.
He joins us from Drew University where he was associate director of theological admissions....Posted: Dec 21, 2017
Kim R. Smith of the Lancaster law firm Barley Snyder has been elected to the Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees. Smith, who has worked in both public education and higher...Posted: Nov 29, 2017
We invite applications for 2 openings: Director of Annual Giving & Alumni/ae Affairs and Pastoral Theology Faculty.
UPDATE: The deadlines to apply have passed.Posted: Nov 16, 2017
Lancaster Theological Seminary President Dr. Carol E. Lytch is featured in Faith of Our Mothers, Living Still, Princeton Seminary Women Redefining Ministry (Westminster John Knox Press,...Posted: Oct 30, 2017
Martin Luther's message that "God loves you warts and all," was one of the key concepts that helped to spread what became known as the Protestant Reformation throughout Europe, according...Posted: Aug 29, 2017
Dr. Julia M. O'Brien, Lancaster Seminary Professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, in her address at our Fall 2017 Convocation, said, "How to discern whether that is really God speaking is...Posted: Aug 26, 2017
Lancaster Seminary President Dr. Carol Lytch spent her summer vacation on a pilgrimage that has taken her 10 years to complete. She and husband Dr. Stephens Lytch this year completed the...Posted: Aug 22, 2017
We invite local pastors and lay leaders to the Sept. 16 session of our course Pastoring to the Public focusing on Amish Grace: Spiritual Considerations and Theological Insights in an Age of...Posted: Aug 21, 2017
Lancaster Seminary faculty and administrators have joined with UCC theological educators across the United States in a public statement "rejecting white supremacy as a profound moral evil."...Posted: Aug 15, 2017
That's a question many of us ask in seeking a purpose for our lives. In this sermon, President Lytch unpacks John 21, and considers what it is that we do just for the love of God.Posted: Jul 06, 2017
President Carol Lytch considers the meaning of a scripture passage, how it intersects with Lancaster Seminary's mission and our progress in reaching out to give people access to the treasure...Posted: May 12, 2017
Catherine E. Williams, PhD, starts July 1 as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lancaster Seminary.
Dr. Williams, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, comes to us from both the...Posted: May 02, 2017
Retired Millersville University President Dr. Francine G. McNairy-Nelson and Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes joined the Lancaster Seminary Board of Trustees on...Posted: Apr 03, 2017
New Testament scholar Emerson B. Powery, Ph.D., will deliver Lancaster Seminary's commencement address, “Will Generosity Have A Future?” on Sat., May 20, 2017. Dr. Powery is Professor of...Posted: Mar 22, 2017
In a Huffington Post column, Professor of New Testament Dr. Greg Carey probes the president's "double messages" that embolden zealots. Read more here.Posted: Mar 13, 2017
Dr. Greg Carey, Lancaster Seminary Professor of New Testament, is one of 100 religious scholars participating in 100 Days 100 Letters. They are writing one page letters to the President,...Posted: Feb 06, 2017
Lancaster Theological Seminary and Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) are partnering to offer an exclusive accelerated admission process for students...Posted: Jan 12, 2017
CEO of Lancaster's Community Action Program, Dan Jurman, will present "Follow Me: A Christological Model for Defeating Poverty," during the 192nd Spring Convocation at Lancaster Theological...Posted: Jan 04, 2017
Lancaster Seminary's 2017 Epiphany card features artwork by Sadradeen Ameen, a Kurdish artist and Lancaster resident, that celebrates a vision of a vibrant, inclusive world in which all...Posted: Dec 20, 2016
Brian R. Bodager, Eric Hoerner and Rev. Holly MillerShank, elected to the Lancaster Seminary Board of Trustees, bring "exceptionally important skills including financial management, capital...Posted: Dec 14, 2016
Dr. David M. Mellott will direct a $275,000 national project exploring the future of theological education. Funded by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, the three-year project will...Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Lancaster Seminary Trustee Patricia Hopson-Shelton has been appointed chair of the Pennsylvania advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, leading a group of 14 state...Posted: Nov 16, 2016
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton, assistant professor of practical theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, comments to NBCBLK that she believes some churches are prepared to address the...Posted: Nov 11, 2016
I image that we - and history - will look back on this moment in time as being significant. It may be because of the election results. But more likely it will be because we came face to face...Posted: Oct 27, 2016
Lancaster Seminary's pioneering program matching students with financial mentors is helping to reduce the burden and stresses of student debt. Funded by the Lilly Endowment and one of just a...Posted: Oct 18, 2016
Lancaster Seminary Professor Lee Barrett will deliver the opening address Oct. 27 at Villanova's international conference that was inspired by Barrett's recent book, Eros and Self-Emptying:...Posted: Oct 17, 2016
In a newspaper column, Lancaster Seminary President Carol Lytch observes faith communities as "a positive force to recover hope, be a force for reconciliation" during and after this often...Posted: Oct 07, 2016
Christian Century says Dr. David Mellot's new book is "a clear and practical guide to discerning and choosing such a vocational path ... a highly readable text (that) invites readers to...Posted: Sep 30, 2016
Dr. Lee Barrett, Lancaster Seminary Professor of Systematic Theology, explores how faith and politics interact in the lives of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, in...Posted: Sep 29, 2016
The Religious Institute's newsletter, Sexuality: From the Seminary to the Sanctuary, interviews Rev. Dr. Darryl W. Stephens, Lancaster Seminary Director of United Methodist Studies, author...Posted: Sep 09, 2016
Lancaster residents Shayna J. Watson, MDiv '12, and Carol T. Pyfer are the newest members of the Seminary's Board of Trustees. Watson (pictured) will serve a three-year term, Pyfer will...Posted: Aug 29, 2016
Lancaster Seminary hosted "People of God on the Move," a weeklong Pastoral Colloquy between German pastors and the Penn Central Conference of the UCC. Click here for LNP news article.... Posted: Aug 25, 2016
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton, Lancaster Seminary assistant professor of Practical Theology, has received a $5,000 fellowship award from the Baldwin Fellowship Program of the Lancaster County...Posted: Aug 19, 2016
Lancaster Seminary Trustee and Alumna Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith, '07/'16, was elected conference minister of the UCC Penn Central Conference on Aug. 20, 2016. Based in Harrisburg, the...Posted: Aug 19, 2016
Rev. Dr. Carolyne M. Call of Granger, Indiana, will lead development and communication in Lancaster Seminary's Office of Advancement. She will be responsible for all fundraising efforts and...Posted: Jul 29, 2016
Dr. Julia M. O'Brien, Lancaster Seminary Professor of Old Testament, is in the spotlight, featured in news article about her latest book that interprets the Book of Micah from a feminist...Posted: Jun 22, 2016
Join us July 20 for an afternoon with author and activist Sara Miles (Take This Bread) who turned her passion for food into a sacred mission, establishing food pantries and providing...Posted: Jun 13, 2016
Statement after the Orlando massacre: "Lancaster Theological Seminary condemns the act of terrorism that left so many GLBT people and our allies dead or wounded in Orlando. We pray for the...Posted: May 23, 2016
Dr. Tony Campolo: The Church for the 21st CenturyPosted: May 19, 2016
Rev. Dr. Lavette Paige and Rev. Sandra Strauss received the highest honors Lancaster Seminary confers on its graduates during the graduate school of theology's May Alumni/ae Day 2016.
The...Posted: May 18, 2016
At an "historic event" during reunion weekend at Princeton Seminary, Lancaster Seminary President Carol Lytch joined 7 other worldwide leaders in seminary education, all Princeton Seminary...Posted: May 18, 2016 Posted: Apr 28, 2016
Lancaster Theological Seminary will hold the 191st Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2016, awarding 26 advanced academic degrees, two Certificates in Youth & Young Adult Ministry, and one...Posted: Apr 28, 2016
A Spirit of Abundance in Tough Times: Living Out Matthew 25:40. Free, public event May 13 at 7pm at Bright Side Baptist Church, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster, featuring renowned preacher and...Posted: Apr 28, 2016
Founder of the Red Letter Christian movement and the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, noted author, media commentator and professor, the Rev. Anthony Campolo, Ph.D.,...Posted: Mar 22, 2016
Lancaster Seminary faculty will participate in "soul work," exploring the spiritual dimensions of anti-racism work in a retreat this spring funded in part by a grant from the Wabash Center...Posted: Mar 18, 2016
Dr. Renita Weems: "Mentorship is a key component to empower (women of color) and to help protect the church and the community from losing the voice, the presence, the visibility and the...Posted: Feb 26, 2016
The journey to seminary and vocation is often circuitous and sometimes unexpected, as Lancaster Seminary MDiv student Jeremy Graeff describes in an article in the Lancaster newspaper.... Posted: Feb 23, 2016
Lancaster Seminary is recruiting for a full-time, exempt professional position in our Advancement Office. Please check out the job descriptions on our Employment Opportunities page. The...Posted: Feb 18, 2016
March 11 at 1:00 pm, nationally recognized Biblical scholar, author, and minister Dr. Renita J. Weems presents a free, public lecture in Lancaster Seminary's Santee Chapel. Dr. Weems, ...Posted: Feb 18, 2016
In this video, Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Julia M. O'Brien talks about Micah, her latest book, with Hannah Bingman, library circulation manager. Micah, O'Brien's fifth book,...Posted: Feb 02, 2016 Posted: Jan 16, 2016
Lancaster Newspaper's Faith & Valued editor Earle Cornelius previews the MLK worship service talk by Lancaster Seminary Assistant Prof. Rev. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton here.Posted: Jan 09, 2016
Lancaster Newspaper covered our Teen Justice Summit: Welcoming the Sojourner.
Read more herePosted: Jan 06, 2016
The Christian Century reports that the blog post Why do people cheat? by Lancaster Seminary New Testament Professor Greg Carey is among the Top 10 most read Century Blog posts of 2015. In...Posted: Dec 14, 2015 Posted: Dec 11, 2015
Lancaster Theological Seminary supports and encourages participation in the Interfaith Vigil to be held Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6-7 p.m. at Penn Square. The Interfaith Vigil will show support...Posted: Nov 18, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Lancaster Seminary Professor Julia M. O'Brien's newest book, Micah, is now available as part of the Wisdom Commentary Series published by Michael Glazier....Posted: Nov 09, 2015
Lancaster Theological Seminary is named one of 31 "sexually healthy and responsible seminaries" in the United States by the Religious Institute. Read more here.Posted: Nov 02, 2015
Lancaster Theological Seminary Board of Trustees installed five new trustees at its October meeting, bringing the number of trustees to 22. The Board also honored former trustee Sadie High...
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Professor of Practice Dr. Elizabeth Soto heads to Bogota, Colombia, to lecture on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Mennonite seminary there, Seminario Bíblico Menonita de... Watch Lancaster Seminary Dean Dr. David Mellott's provocative and insightful convocation address. The Lancaster Seminary community mourns the death Sept. 5 of retired Professor of New Testament, the Reverend Dr. Robert Duff Webber, 79, who died after a 15-year-long illness with ALS. For... Early fall is a glorious time on our historic campus. It's a great time to visit and learn if a seminary education is right for you. Our September Discover Days event is held over two days... Seminary Dean Dr. David Mellott rejoices in today's landmark Supreme Court ruling: "My husband, Rev. Lance Mullins, and I believe that all Americans have something to celebrate today! The... Lancaster Seminary Dean Dr. David Mellott, vice president for Academic Affairs, on the Charleston shootings: "White Americans need to wake up. Whatever we are doing or think we are doing to... President Carol Lytch conferred Seminary honors to four Lancaster Seminary graduates during Alumni/ae Day ceremonies May 15. Recipients of the Robert V. Moss Award for distinguished service... On Saturday, May 16, 17 advanced academic degrees were awarded along with 3 Certificates in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and 1 Certificate in Lay Leadership. Among the Class of 2015, 11... We're teaming with the Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society for our annual Book Sale, which this year will be held during three days because of the large number of books available. Well... A warm welcome back to our alumni and alumnae! Here is the day's schedule: 9:00 a.m. Coffee reception in Refectory 10:30 a.m. Worship in Santee Chapel Aug. 7 we will welcome the first class of seminarians enrolled in a bold, new Master of Divinity program designed to address the contemporary needs of the church and the realities of... Newspaper profile focuses on the just published Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Gender Studies, which she edited. Our 121-year-old bell will peal daily at noon during Advent, through Dec. 24, calling the community to prayer. The bell has been mostly silent for decades except for an infrequent... Heartfelt and prayerful thanks go out to everyone who generously donated to Seminary scholarships during the Extraordinary Give on Nov. 21. Dr. Douglas "Jake" Jacobsen's Nov. 10 talk, "The Newly FLAT World of Global Christianity," is now online. The dynamics of the world Christian movement have changed. Europe and North America...
The results are awesome. Of the more than 300...
Professor of Practice Dr. Elizabeth Soto heads to Bogota, Colombia, to lecture on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Mennonite seminary there, Seminario Bíblico Menonita de...Posted: Sep 15, 2015
Watch Lancaster Seminary Dean Dr. David Mellott's provocative and insightful convocation address.Posted: Sep 07, 2015
The Lancaster Seminary community mourns the death Sept. 5 of retired Professor of New Testament, the Reverend Dr. Robert Duff Webber, 79, who died after a 15-year-long illness with ALS. For...Posted: Aug 04, 2015
Early fall is a glorious time on our historic campus. It's a great time to visit and learn if a seminary education is right for you.
Our September Discover Days event is held over two days...Posted: Jun 26, 2015
Seminary Dean Dr. David Mellott rejoices in today's landmark Supreme Court ruling: "My husband, Rev. Lance Mullins, and I believe that all Americans have something to celebrate today! The...Posted: Jun 18, 2015
Lancaster Seminary Dean Dr. David Mellott, vice president for Academic Affairs, on the Charleston shootings: "White Americans need to wake up. Whatever we are doing or think we are doing to...Posted: May 15, 2015
President Carol Lytch conferred Seminary honors to four Lancaster Seminary graduates during Alumni/ae Day ceremonies May 15.
Recipients of the Robert V. Moss Award for distinguished service...Posted: May 12, 2015
On Saturday, May 16, 17 advanced academic degrees were awarded along with 3 Certificates in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and 1 Certificate in Lay Leadership. Among the Class of 2015, 11...Posted: May 07, 2015
We're teaming with the Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society for our annual Book Sale, which this year will be held during three days because of the large number of books available. Well...Posted: May 06, 2015
A warm welcome back to our alumni and alumnae! Here is the day's schedule:
9:00 a.m. Coffee reception in Refectory
10:30 a.m. Worship in Santee Chapel
Aug. 7 we will welcome the first class of seminarians enrolled in a bold, new Master of Divinity program designed to address the contemporary needs of the church and the realities of...Posted: Mar 23, 2015 Posted: Mar 02, 2015 Posted: Jan 09, 2015
Newspaper profile focuses on the just published Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Gender Studies, which she edited.Posted: Dec 08, 2014 Posted: Dec 01, 2014
Our 121-year-old bell will peal daily at noon during Advent, through Dec. 24, calling the community to prayer.
The bell has been mostly silent for decades except for an infrequent...Posted: Nov 24, 2014
Heartfelt and prayerful thanks go out to everyone who generously donated to Seminary scholarships during the Extraordinary Give on Nov. 21.
Dr. Douglas "Jake" Jacobsen's Nov. 10 talk, "The Newly FLAT World of Global Christianity," is now online. The dynamics of the world Christian movement have changed. Europe and North America...