Response to January 6 Events

On January 6, a mob in Washington D.C. expressed hatred, did violence, and displayed incredible selfishness and arrogance. A cross and a lynching station were erected in front of the capitol. The Christian flag was flown. Jesus’ name was used. Christianity was aligned with earthly power and force, supporting the heresy of American Christian nationalism. The contrast in the way law enforcement handled the overwhelmingly white mob as opposed to how Black protesters were treated in Summer 2020 was stark and revealed clear systemic injustice.

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BSK to play major role in Virginia CBF’s theological education initiative

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and Union Presbyterian Seminary are joining hands with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia to offer new options in theological education for Virginia students. BSK, which has a growing distance education program, will support Cooperative Baptist students in Virginia who wish to learn while remaining in the communities where they currently live and work.

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Rev. Kaji S. Douša to Lead BSK Chapel Service

BSK welcomes Rev. Kaji S. Douša as she leads our chapel service Wednesday, October 14 at 10am via Zoom. All are welcome to join this chapel service.The She is Senior Pastor of the Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City.

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BSK statement on Breonna Taylor decision

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky stands in solidarity with Breonna Taylor, her family, and the city of Louisville.We cry out for Breonna Taylor, who cannot cry out for herself.

We cry out for the city of Louisville, dismayed, hurt, and angered by unjust and racist systems and structures.As a seminary committed to confronting white supremacy and working for racial justice, we unequivocally proclaim that Black lives matter. Not only do Black lives matter, Black lives are sacred.

Even as we lament, we are ever committed to act justly, love mercy, and walk in God’s loving kindness. And we fervently pray as an educational community that the prophetic Spirit of God aspires our imagination for a new belonging grounded in resistant hope and the restorative work of reparations.

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Jordan Conley writes tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Our task now is to take up the prophetic call of RBG, to ensure that the ‘tomorrow’ of another is one worth living. Her life calls us to tarry in the soul-changing work of making the dissenter’s hope a present reality. That isn’t just the call of a well-known Supreme Court Justice; that is the call of Jesus.

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Calling All Youth Leaders

This Fall, BSK’s Flourish Center is offering an online workshop series designed to strengthen local church leaders who work with youth. The series offers a 6 week, non-credit set of workshops (no grades), including pre-recorded videos, live Zoom discussion sessions, and curated links to additional resources. Youth Ministry 1 begins October 13, 2020. 

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New Flourish workshop series provides introduction to the Bible

Introduction to the Bible is great for Bible study leaders or anyone who wants to deepen their skill with the scriptures. This 6 week series provides a broad introduction to the Bible. As a non-credit course, there are no tests or grades, just a course project and some readings. Each session includes a pre-recorded video providing a wealth of content, and a live Zoom session for discussion and questions.

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