Central Scholars Reflect

Conflict: Bring it on!

Reflection from 2017 Central Alum Elizabeth Buckner, Pastor of Dearborn Christian Church, Dearborn, Missouri, who participated in the Buttry Center Training for Conflict Transformation Trainers this summer at Central. I have never… Read more »


What Is Ministry?

A Reflection from Nathan Huguley, Office of Student Success What is “ministry?” I’ve been struggling with this question for a number of years now. Traditionally, we might understand ministry to be essentially… Read more »


Reflections from the Baptist-Muslim Dialogue Event

On April 16-19, Mary Ann and I attended the Third North American Baptist-Muslim Dialogue at the American Baptist Assembly at Green Lake, Wisconsin. What and why is that?  A little backstory is… Read more »


In the darkest and quietest time, God speaks.

In the darkest and quietest time, God speaks. It was a dark time for me as my longtime dream was about to fall apart. I always dreamed of being with you (Medicine)… Read more »


Is It Ok to Curse the Darkness?

Central Seminary Faculty Devotion 9 January 2018 By Dr. David May, Professor of New Testament, Director of Online Curriculum Design and Director of MA(TS)   As usual, my faculty devotion comes at the… Read more »


“Where is my neighbor?” Confessions of a Country Boy

By Dr. Terry Rosell, Professor of Pastoral Theology–Ethics & Ministry Praxis   READING:  Luke 10:25-37 (NIV) 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what… Read more »


2017 Central Seminary Korean Graduate Serves in Kansas City Lao Church

  Central had a marvelous day of celebration in the new 21st Century Learning Center on May 13. About 350 people gathered to witness the Commencement ceremony for 36 of the 58… Read more »


Storytelling: Narrative Historical Theology Course Reflection

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course brings together three disciplines (theology, history, communication) to challenge and to train students for historical theological storytelling. The course examines narrative theology and the role of story in… Read more »


East meets West

Like the mountains in Myanmar, language differences there often feel insurmountable. English is a third or fourth language for persons with a primary tribal language, a specific sub-tribal dialect, and the country’s… Read more »


Hospitality to Refugees

Hospitality to strangers is an integral part of our faith tradition.  In Soul Feast, Marjorie Thompson states it was “a hallmark of virtue for ancient Jews and Christians” (2005, 127). The writer… Read more »


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