Central Scholars Reflect

A New Way of Being Church

A Reflection from Central Alum and Pastor of Blue Valley Christian Church, Rev. Lois Kelley At Blue Valley Christian Church (BVCC) we like to say, “we are so far outside the box… Read more »


That Old Gang of Mine – Ron DeVore, MDiv 2008

The recent Disciples of Christ General Assembly was its usual combination of joys and challenges, just like real life.  Being profoundly lazy, I like easy joys like good preaching, interesting workshops, useful… Read more »


Lifetime Connections – Ron Stair, MDiv 2008

When you take classes together, work on projects together, worship together in chapel, and eat meals together once a week, you build a special bond with you classmates, so it is always heartwarming… Read more »


Alum-Professor Connections Flourish Beyond Seminary

A Reflection from Central Alum Jake Taylor, Pastor of Maywood Baptist in Independence, Missouri     In my undergrad at a large university, I never made a connection with a professor that… Read more »


Our Unending Relationship To Time

  Lenten Series Blog   A Lenten Reflection from Stephen Guinn, Central Seminary Associate Dean for instructional support and Student Success   Outside of work, family consumes the remaining hours of a weekday… Read more »


We Repent

  Lenten Blog Series   A Lenten Reflection from Dr. Sheryl Stewart, Central Seminary Director of Language Development and Curriculum Implementation In this season that Jesus took on the pain of humanity, it… Read more »


Teaching Jesus’ Nonviolent Way in Myanmar

=   A Reflection from Dr. Ruth Lofgren Rosell, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology-Pastoral Care and Counseling   Recently my husband Terry and I, along with our son Nehemiah, were in Myanmar,… Read more »


Tell the Story – Luke 9:28-36

  Lenten Blog Series A Lenten Reflection from Rev. Dr. Terrell Carter, Central Seminary Director of Contextualized Learning and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology   One of the themes in the gospel… Read more »


My Lenten Fail

  Lenten Blog Series A Lenten Reflection from Rev. Jessica Williams, Central Seminary Registrar and International Students Officer At the start of 2019 I made a New Year’s Resolution to try to… Read more »


How Shall We Pray?

Lenten Blog Series A Lenten Reflection from Dr. Sheryl Stewart, Central Seminary Director of Language Development and Curriculum Implementation     How shall we pray? For ourselves. Why? As we pray for ourselves,… Read more »


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