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“A Conversation about the Death Penalty” Event Recording

“A Conversation about the Death Penalty” was hosted by Equal Justice USA Evangelical Network, the Christian Community Development Association, and Denver Seminary at the Seminary this February. Watch the event recording to engage in a dialogue about the death penalty and its impact.Hear messages and testimonies from Christian activist and author Shane Claiborne; Colorado victims’…

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Q&A with Artist Thomas Lockhart

“I paint and draw to inspire. I create to leave history, to bring us together as humans dealing with heartache, trials, and victories. I want to leave the person viewing my work better than they came.”– Thomas Lockhart Denver Seminary is honored to host artwork by Thomas Lockhart, a talented artist who is shaping culture…

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Equipping All Churches

How CJ Davison is using his seminary degree to help churches around the world. by Ashley G. Emmert CJ Davison wants to equip the global church with leadership and Bible training—and he knows how deeply it’s needed. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Public and Urban Affairs in 2010, CJ spent three…

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Holy Interruption: Diving In

by Andrea Weyand How does a cricket-playing, non-church going boy from South Africa find himself at Denver Seminary? Ask Jacques Gerber, who graduated with an MDiv in spring 2019. At age eight, like many children in Johannesburg, Jacques played cricket, saying, “Sports were my identity—how I understood my worth.” Jacques’ love of cricket followed him…

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Swimming Upstream: “Rev. Deb” on Pastoral Leadership, Women, and Calling

by Kara Bettis As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and single mom of two who is fluent in four languages, Deborah Downs is not a typical graduate of Denver Seminary. Downs entered the MDiv Theology Program at Denver Seminary with plans to write or teach, not intending to pursue pastoral leadership. Now “Rev….

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The Hope of Discovery: A Mentoring Story

When the training and mentoring program began in 1996 at Denver Seminary, Charlene Canady heard about it and thought, it’s about time! Her husband, Dan, had been enrolled at Denver Seminary for a few years in the 1980s while they simultaneously pastored and led worship. Though years of pastoring, homeschooling their five children, and prison…

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Reclaiming Our Identity: The Gospel Initiative

Evangelicals are first and foremost “gospel people.” Our very name comes from the Greek word for gospel. Our faith is centered on the gospel, the good news that through the crucifixion and the resurrection, Jesus Christ defeated sin, evil, and death. We are people whose lives have been transformed by the gospel. We are gospel…