Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond awarded degrees and certificates to 21 members of its final graduating class on May 25. Trustees had announced in December that the free-standing seminary would close due to financial pressures.
A Baptist seminary has closed. But every day churches are closing too. How might we respond to this reality now, rather than delaying decision-making until we are forced to permanently lock the church doors, shutter the windows and turn out the lights?
Twenty graduates await diplomas in May as the last graduating class of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Jan. 31 marked the final day of operation for the moderate Baptist seminary closing its doors after more than 30 years due to…
In these first days of grief following the announcement that BTSR will close, many of us are asking difficult questions. One of them is this: Are we willing to envision a new covenant between our churches, our current ministers, our theological schools and those whom God is calling into ministry now and in the future?
As an alumna and former employee of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, my grief is deep today.
The Virginia seminary, one of 15 theological institutions that receives funding from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, announced Nov. 13 it will close June 30, 2019, “due to financial pressures.”
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At BTSR, we too know the pain of being devalued and diminished by members of our faith family. That’s just one of the reasons that BTSR was founded over 26 years ago. From our earliest days, we have been affirming women’s equality in society and church.
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