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Fall Semester is here – some useful links

Posted by James on July 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm.

LTSP offers many learning opportunities for continuing education, adult learning, and matriculated students. Go to these pages for more information and links to register for courses:

Non-Degree, Continuing Education, and Auditing Students
Marticulated First Theological Level
Matriculated Advanced Level (Graduate School)

You’ll find class schedules here.

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Prof. Storm Swain comments on the Philadelphia Eleven

Posted by James on July 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm.

Prof. Storm Swain The Rev. Dr. Storm Swain, LTSP Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Theology and Director of Anglican Studies, talked with WHYY’s Newsworks Tonight about the “Philadelphia Eleven,” as the eleven women were ordained for the first time as Episcopal priests at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia 40 years ago are known. You can read the story and hear the report including comments from Prof. Swain on the Newsworks website.

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Luther – Yesterday and Today… an adult learning series – Register Today, Starts Saturday!

Posted by James on July 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm.

Join LTSP Professor Nelson Rivera for Luther – Yesterday and Today, live on campus or online starting October 4! As we approach the celebration of the 500 years of the Reformation (1517 – 2017), this is a propitious time for a review of major events and ideas from Reformer Martin Luther’s life and thought, focusing on essential theological insights by the Reformer.

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PS Portions – July 2014

Posted by James on July 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm.

PS Portions - July 2014

This issue of PS Portions features two intriguing articles.

History of any institution is often easily forgotten. Retired US Navy Chaplain ’73 offers a remarkable glimpse into the “then” that comprises the early 1970s life on the campus, ranging from memories (and pranks) from the Old Dorm to a perspective on the Vietnam era’s impact on the campus.

Prison ministry is not a new kind of initiative across the church. A profile on seminarian Linda Manson explores her “now” contemporary approach as a mission developer/redeveloper for the ELCA in establishing Living Gospel Ministries, an outreach to furnish vital resources and encouragement to those connected with the criminal justice system.

Read these stories and more…

Sign up for PS Portions here.

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Sign up for PS Portions Enews

Posted by James on at 5:32 pm.

Keep up with the latest from LTSP – sign up for PS Portions! Just click here!

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From the President – July 2014

Posted by James on at 11:47 am.

Then, Now, and Moving Forward in Faith

Philip KreyThis issue of PS Portions features two intriguing articles.

History of any institution is often easily forgotten. Retired US Navy Chaplain ’73 offers a remarkable glimpse into the “then” that comprises the early 1970s life on the campus, ranging from memories (and pranks) from the Old Dorm to a perspective on the Vietnam era’s impact on the campus.

Prison ministry is not a new kind of initiative across the church. In decades past, Lutheran Pastor John Parkinson served impressively in this area of ministry. Today, Ed Neiderheiser is a Lutheran Chaplain serving at Graterford. A profile on Linda Manson, a current LTSP student, explores her “now” contemporary approach as a mission developer/redeveloper for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in establishing Living Gospel Ministries, an outreach to furnish vital resources and encouragement to everyone connected with the criminal justice system.

Read more from President Krey…

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Alumnus Steve Jensen ’73: Vivid memories of seminary and life as a Navy Chaplain

Posted by James on at 11:31 am.

Chaplain Steve JensenAmid the backdrop of seminary memories, including occasional pranks, the quality of education stands out

One of the most vivid memories from Chaplain Steven Jensen’s seminary days took place off campus.

Albany, New York, native Jensen ’73 (USN ret.) was serving as a seminary intern at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and fulfilling a once-a-week reserve military responsibility to journey to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. On a fateful Tuesday the Marine Chaplain’s office where he was assigned received an emergency phone call for help from Philadelphia International Airport.

Read about Chaplain Jensen’s story, his call, his service, and more…

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LTSP student Linda Manson focuses on criminal justice ministry

Posted by James on at 11:29 am.

Linda MansonLinda Manson, ready to embark on her last year at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), remembers being instilled in her youth with the critical importance of ministering to “the least of these.”

No wonder for more than 30 years Manson has been called to prison ministry — for many years as a volunteer visitor and mentor, then as a life skills education coach and re-entry specialist for the Pennsylvania Prison Society at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia. Despite terrific satisfaction she derived from teaching soon-to-be ex-offenders about topics like job skills and readiness, finding job opportunities for inmates nearing release, developing programming and mentoring lifers at Graterford, to name a few responsibilities, she felt a spiritual component was missing in her professional life.

Read more about Linda’s story…

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Check out the new Ltsp.edu!

Posted by James on July 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm.

Ltsp.edu has a new look, a new feel, and new features! The new version of the website, which went live with a “soft introduction earlier in the month, incorporates the latest in web design, making it friendly to computers and portable devices. The content has been reorganized, and the home page now offers a changing selection of content on the site – giving a glimpse of what’s available.

Learn more about the new Ltsp.edu…

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LTSP Notes – July 2014

Posted by James on at 3:58 pm.

July’s LTSP Notes include a note from Krauth Memorial Library Public Services Assistant Sharon Baker, who has updated a list of LTSP alumni from the first commencement in 1864 through the 150th class, and Dr. Jon Pahl notes his cover story contribution to the July 2014 issue of The Lutheran, “The New Inequality: Our Lutheran Vocation.”

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Class Notes – July 2014

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Pr. Khalfani Drummer with a studentJuly’s Class Notes include The Lutheran Continued Influence on a Baptist Preacher, a reflection from UTI alumnus , the Rev. Khalfani Drummer (MDiv 1998), a new call for the Rev. Bill Peterson (MDiv 2010), the death of the Rev. Gregory Peter Dzwonczyk (MDiv), and notes on the Rev. John Deisinger, the Rev. Joe Irvin, the Rev. Rick Summy, the Rev. Al Martin, the Rev. Emily Hartner, the Rev. Julie Recher, and the Rev. Becca Middeke-Conlin.

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