Chicago Theological Seminary

Justice Lives Here

For over 165 years, Chicago Theological Seminary has pushed at the boundaries of theological education. Ours is an on-going legacy of progressive firsts and historic social justice. Today, CTS continues to push its boundaries beyond that of traditional seminary and conferrer of MDiv degrees. As always, we are committed to a role in society greater than providing ministers for the pulpit.

Our mission is to create greater justice in today’s world. Collaborating with new communities. Establishing fresh areas of study. Opening our minds to different ways of thinking. Living into our beliefs more sincerely. CTS is transforming theological education. It all starts here.

Latest News

Recent Events

CTS has had a number of exciting lectures, guests speakers and events. In case you weren’t able to attend, here’s a chance to see what you’re missing.

CTS 2021 Commencement...
Book Buzz: Hedges and Hong, May 4, 2021...
Science for Seminaries Lecture, April 29...
2021 Castañeda-Jennings Lecture...
IRI Spring Lecture with Wajahat Ali, 3/3...
CTS Public Square Lecture 2021 with Kama...
Professor Christophe Ringer - Necropolit...
IRI event: Black Voices of Transformatio...
Strengthening Our Leaders - Listening Se...
"American Muslim" Discussion...

Wednesday Gatherings

A new tradition born out of the Pandemic of 2020, when Wednesday Chapel became Weekly Reflections. And now, in a hybrid format, we are Wednesday Gatherings -- an hour featuring CTS faculty, students and community speakers and activists. These events provide insightful conversation from provocative leaders working towards greater justice. Join us every Wednesday.

Wednesday Reflections: Retirement Celebr...
Wednesday Reflections, May 5, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 28, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 21, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 14, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, April 7, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 31, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 24, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 3, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 10, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, March 17, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, February 10 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, February 24, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections, February 17 2021...
Wednesday Reflections: February 3, 2021...
Wednesday Reflections: Stories of Hope (...

Blog

This public square is open to our entire, eclectic community that sits at the intersection of faith and justice.

Let’s Get Free: A Case for An Abolition Theology

Let’s Get Free: A Case for An Abolition Theology
President Ray’s Opinion on United Methodist Decision
Prayer for the Children
President Ray Responds to UMC General Conference 2019 Vote
The Moment It Suddenly Became Personal
Laquan McDonald: The Value of Black Life & The Accountability of Civil Authorities
Loving A World Not Our Own
Church of the Morning
Here at the Crossroads
My View From The Corner

Our 7 Neighbors Podcast

The InterReligious Institute CTS seeks to lift up the voices and experiences of people experiencing and combating Islamophobia and xenophobia. Each of the 7 episodes in the podcast features a personal story, an interview with an advocate in the field, and a thoughtful conversation from an interreligious perspective, creating space for new ideas, best practices and dynamic human beings to emerge.

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