"Knowing God we come to love him...loving him we come to know him. "

Ellen T. Charry

About Us

What is CTM?

The Center for Theology and Ministry is an Academic Center at Malone University, founded to foster connections among people interested in partnering with us in our mission of supporting and strengthening  Christian communities in Northeast Ohio and beyond. CTM is focused on generating resources and facilitating discussions that will benefit churches and para-church organizations serving Jesus Christ for the Glory of God the Father and benefit of the world.

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What is the Fellowship?

  • Our intention is to create and sustain an ongoing and open conversation among Christians in Northeast Ohio and beyond. The Fellowship is comprised of people who gather together for lectures, workshops, and other events hosted by CTM and then extend those conversations, inviting others to join-in, through this blog. The fellowship is open to anyone who wants to join these conversations. In order to join the fellowship, all you need to do is sign-up as a contributor, commit to posting at least six times a year, and begin posting. It is as simple as that, and we will look forward to hearing from you.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Center for Theology & Ministry (CTM) exists to support and strengthen Christian communities in Northeast Ohio by providing ongoing training and leadership development, serving as a source for critical news, ideas and best practices, and facilitating increased cooperation among area churches and other key institutions. In all that we do we seek to glorify God the Father, through Jesus Christ His Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and we embrace Malone University’s motto, which is “Christ’s Kingdom First.”

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A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 4/13/2014

A cheering, chanting, dizzy crowd, had stripped the green trees bare and hailing Christ...

Embrace Surrender

When my heart is broken the notion that God is good can seem preposterous. When I feel...

A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 4/6/14

Revive Thy work, O Lord, Exalt Thy precious Name; And, by the Holy Ghost, our love For...

A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 3/30/14

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I...

A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 3/23/14

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee; let the water and the blood,...

A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 3/15/14

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my little...

The Lost World of Scripture, with Dr. John Walton

The Center for Theology & Ministry, in Partnership with Logos Bible Software, is...

A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 3/9/14

—There were at the time all kinds of miracles: God on the Cross, the sun darkened….the...

For My God-Brother and God-Sister

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of...

An Invitation to Observe Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, which officially begins the season of Lent. The essay below,...