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Response to January 6 Events

Response to January 6 Events

To the BSK Community The events of January 6 were deeply troubling. Many of us are today feeling grief, anger, anxiousness, and hurt. As a community, how do we grapple with this moment? How did we get to this moment? How are we, as people of faith, called to live in...

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Crystal Shepherd Named to Leadership Positions

On Friday, August 14, Crystal Shepherd was elected as President of the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors. Crystal is a 2016 graduate of BSK and a licensed pastoral counselor at Tree of Life Counseling, LLC in Lexington Kentucky. Kentucky Governor Andy...

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....

Chapel Experiences announced for Fall 2020 Semester

BSK Chapel and Community Prayer is a time for faculty, students, staff, and friends of the seminary to cultivate habits and practices of faithful Christian worship. You are welcome and encouraged to participate! Our first chapel service of the fall 2020 semester will...

Longtime denominational communicator joins BSK staff

Veteran denominational communicator Pat Cole has been named director of advancement at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, effective Aug. 15. Cole will work alongside BSK President David Cassady in support of the seminary’s communications and fund development...

Embracing technology prepared us in advance for COVID-19

In an opinion piece published today 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...

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...

Book Review by Dr. Inscore Essick

Dr. John Inscore Essick, Associate Professor of Church History, often writes for his local paper, Henry County Local. Recently he has written some book reviews. His most recent book review being of Pietro di Donato's "Christ in Concrete." To read the review,...

Book Review by Dr. Inscore Essick

Dr. John Inscore Essick, BSK's Associate Professor of Church History, has written a review of Pete Daniel's, "Dispossesion: Discrimination Against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights" for his local Henry County, KY newspaper. This book focuses on black...

“A Haunting Icon” by Dr. Mark Medley

Dr. Mark Medley, BSK's Professor of Theology, contributes regularly to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd's blog. His most recent blog post was entitled, "A Haunting Icon" and addresses the recent cover art of the New Yorker, which included art from Kadir...

Juneteenth and Ongoing Action

Juneteenth is a good time to assess BSK’s progress around ongoing actions supporting theological education that is inclusive of and shaped by the black church tradition. At Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, our formal statement of Commitments...

BSK Community Gathering for CBF Virtual General Assembly

CBF Global is offering a slot in their schedule for theological schools to gather their communities during their virtual General Assembly happening next week. Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 12:30-1:30 PM, EST, BSK will gather via Zoom. Join us as BSK President, Dr....

Cassady Featured on “Good Faith Weekly”

Dr. David Cassady, BSK's President, was recently featured on Good Faith Media's podcast, "Good Faith Weekly." Dr. Cassady joined the podcast about halfway through to discuss BSK's approach to racial justice. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Brogdon Featured in “The East Hampton Star”

Dr. Lewis Brogdon, Research Professor of Preaching and Black Church Studies at BSK, had a piece published in "The East Hampton Star," a paper in New York. His piece, entitled, "Righteous Anger," says, Passion is good, but it must be channeled. Righteous anger should...

BSK Accreditation Reaffirmed for 10 Years by ATS

After completing a self-study process and site visit, the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (BSK) was reaccredited for 10 years by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). This is the maximum length of time allowed by ATS. BSK received initial accreditation for 5...

“Deeply Troubled” by Dr. Mark Medley

Dr. Mark Medley, BSK's Professor of Theology, serves as Theologian-in-Residence at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, KY. As a part of his role, Dr. Medley often contributes to Good Shepherd's blog. In his most recent post, entitled, "Deeply...

Special BSK Flourish Workshop Series: America in Crisis

What is going on right now? Where do we go from here? The United States is in a moment of chaos. Communities are divided along racial lines, and there is disagreement and division everywhere. Protests against racially targeted arrests and killings, biased and brutal...

Letter from the BSK President

The “Good News” of the gospel is sorely needed in our time. We must act on the good news that all persons are valuable, treasured creations of God. Black lives have not been treated as valuable, and the church has for too long been silent, or worse, complicit, in...

BSK holds inaugural “Community Prayers” session via Zoom

The Baptist Seminary of Kentucky will be hosting Community Prayers each Wednesday morning at 10 AM via Zoom throughout the summer. Please join us for these prayer sessions as you are able. You can sing up to receive the Zoom link here. Future prayer sessions will be...

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