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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Crystal Shepherd Named to Leadership Positions

Crystal Shepherd has been elected President of the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has also announced the appointment of Crystal Shepherd to the state licensure board for pastoral counselors.

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BSK Fall 2020 Classes Begin

Students returned to classes today as BSK celebrates its largest enrollment since 2011. The semester is significant because it launches BSK’s redesigned M.Div. program. Students can complete their M.Div. in 75 hours, down from the previous 90 hours. The new M.Div....

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Longtime denominational communicator joins BSK staff

Veteran denominational communicator Pat Cole has been named director of advancement at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.Cole will work alongside BSK President David Cassady in support of the seminary’s communications and fund development initiatives. “We are thrilled to have someone with Pat’s incredible skillset and deep experience joining our team. He will play a key role in helping BSK share our story and continue growing our community,” explained President Cassady.

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Embracing technology prepared us in advance for COVID-19

In an opinion piece published at Baptist News Global, BSK President David Cassady writes “Our mission led us to know what to do in this moment; the technology was the tool through which we were able to make it a reality.” He goes on to describe the ways BSK’s innovative approach opened doors for partnerships and growth, even during a global pandemic.

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Jordan Conley Calls for Community in Op-Ed

BSK M.Div. student, Jordan Conley, has written an opinion piece for Baptist News Global titled, “What if we all learned to breathe in and breathe out together?” In the article, Conley asks questions about how our faith might call us to “breathe” together toward a better future.

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