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Pentecost 2020, Liturgical Watercolor: Artist Statement

Marcus Hong reflects Acts 2 chapter 2, the violent disruption of the original Pentecost, and today's Pentecost 2020 protests in support of Black Lives Matter. This is art-in-action, helping and inspiring us to action. Direct URL:…

Lift Every Voice and Sing, An Anti-racism Reader for Everyone: Art-In-Action | Faith-In-Action | Love-In-Action | Truth-In-Action | Witness-In-Action

Writings, art, protest photos, prayers, reflections, statements, stories, and more from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary community all created in the first month - June - of the Summer of 2020 protests in support of BLM show how faith…

Jacob as Whiteness

Tyler Mayfield imagines the Old Testament character as whiteness.

The Long Hard Fight, A Freedom Chronicle

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John Randolph documents his protest and march experiences in Louisville, KY, the summer of 2020. Using his Christian imagination, he meditates on the meaning of Jacob’s wrestling encounter with the Divine for our modern struggle. Despite the pain,…

Coming Out Stories

Debra Mumford shares her coming out story. (2 pages)

Shrink the Ocean

In conversations about racial equity, Adrian Baker describes why 'shrink the ocean' is a better metaphor and powerfully action-oriented vision than building bridges for achieving equity, full inclusion, and justice.

Reflections on Genesis 1:1-2:4a

A Bible study reflection delivered during worship by Zoom (virtual teleconferencing) on Trinity Sunday, 7 June 2020 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Louisville, KY. Key Bible Verse: "These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when…

A Pentecost Prayer: Beyond Acknowledging Privilege, Allyship, And Solidarity To Ending Systems Where “I Can’t Breathe” Never Happens Again

A prayer and call to action in the wake of the protests that erupted nationally and globally, on Pentecost Sunday, which fell on 31 May, 2020.

What Can We Do In Times Of Crisis: Actions For Social Justice

Professor Debra Mumford's email to the LPTS community encouraging prayer and meaningful action using the Padlet and describing its use so indivdual action can make a collective impact and transformation.  Very often during times of crisis we wonder…

Statement from Leaders of Greater Louisville/Kentuckiana Higher Education Institutions

Accompanied by this letter: Dear Louisville Seminary Community: This afternoon (June 3, 2020), at 4:30 p.m., leaders of higher education institutions in greater Louisville and Kentuckiana will join protesters in Jefferson Square to stand in…

A Letter to LPTS: Message from Alton B. Pollard, III (Email)

A letter to the beloved community on 2 June, 2020 after a weekend of national protests, curfews (Including Louisville, KY).

When there is a knee on our necks, anger is an act of righteous resistance (Opinion)

A response to the nationwide protests about the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and uncountable others. The Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard, III is the President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Opinion Published in the…

TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, (Prof. Pauw), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course syllabus for Prof. Amy Plantinga Pauw's TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will focus on the writings of contemporary womanist ethicists. These will be complemented by…


TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South (Prof. Pauw & Prof. Kirkpatrick), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course syllabus for Professor Amy Plantinga Pauw and Professor Clifton Kirkpatrick's TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will examine recent theologies coming from Latin…


Race in the Prophets and Writings

This is an invited submission to Oxford Biblical Studies Online by Justin Reed, submitted February 2020. Exploring concepts in the Biblical texts of the Prophets and Writings, Reed discusses how the biblical texts intersect with some aspect of…

SM 2003, Research Methods and Practices (Garrett & Coleman), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is a MAR (Master's in Religion) requirement; open to M.Div students as a General Elective. Purpose: The purpose of this course is to help students become better researchers and better writers. The research and writing skills gained here will be…

NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament (Prof. Garrett), January 2020, Louisville Seminary

This is the course website for Prof. Susan Garrett's NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament, taught during J-Term 2020. J-Term is an intensive 2-week, all-day classes term of study for D.Min students. Course description: In this…