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“My Seminary Story” by Valerie Houston, MTS Student

“My Seminary Story” by Valerie Houston, MTS Student

 I was drawn to Memphis Theological Seminary in the late 1980’s, when my mother, who recently passed, was an employee of MTS. I was 20 years old at the time and had a craving for God’s Word. I loved reading and studying books about the Creator.  My mother...

MTS Receives Lilly Endowment Inc Planning Grant

MTS Receives Lilly Endowment Inc Planning Grant

We are excited to announce that Memphis Theological Seminary has received a $50,000 planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative is designed to help theological schools strengthen their capacities to prepare and support pastoral...

Miracle on East Parkway South by Shelia O’Mara (MDiv, ’83)

Miracle on East Parkway South by Shelia O’Mara (MDiv, ’83)

Miracle on East Parkway South by Shelia O'Mara (MDiv, '83), originally published in Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine What a year 2020 was. Like many of you, my thoughts and prayers are that 2021 will find us out of the grips of a global pandemic that has changed our...

The 2020-2021 President’s Report

The 2020-2021 President’s Report

We are proud to share with you the 2020-2021 President's Report, featuring news and updates, alumni stories, photo highlights from the past year, and an honor roll of recent contributors. Physical copies landed in the mailboxes of recent donors earlier this spring....

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the Dean

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the Dean

Dear MTS Community, In life there is death, and from death God brings resurrection. We live out these central realities in our Christian faith in ways both personal and communal. Lately, following the death of my mother, I have been dwelling upon a prayer in my faith...

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the President

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the President

The events of the past year have forced us to reimagine many parts of our lives. In the wake of a deadly pandemic, the Memphis Theological Seminary community has reimagined the workplace, the classroom, and the sanctuary, as we seek to stay in community with each...