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Lexington Theological Seminary's graduating class represents past and future

Lexington Theological SeminaryThe 145th graduating class at Lexington Theological Seminary last week marked the end of an era and the beginning of another. The 20 students from seven states who walked across the stage to receive their degrees and one certificate mostly trained as ministerial students in the traditional way by attending classes at LTS’ Lexington, Ky., campus. Future Lexington Theological students, however, will be educated in different ways. Last fall, LTS redirected its curriculum and began offering two-thirds of its classes online.

The Rev. Jean Halligan Vandergrift, a Ph.D. candidate in practical theology at the Boston University School of Theology was the keynote speaker at LTS’ May 13 commencement ceremony. Nathl Moore, a Master of Divinity graduate and pastor of First African Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky., said, "The most important lesson that I’ve learned here at LTS is that what you know makes no difference if you don’t make a difference with what you know." For more, see: www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seminarys-class-of-2011-marks-new-era-121766508.html