Posted by LTSP Communications on September 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm.
Larry L. Rasmussen, ThD, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, presented the William Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He has titled the lecture “In the Midst of New Dimensions: From Social Justice to Creation Justice.” Click here to view a recording of the lecture.
Posted by LTSP Communications on September 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Screenings and Panel Discussion
LTSP Hagan Hall Amphitheater | 7301 Germantown Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19119-1974
Muslim Voices of Philadelphia, a project of the Scribe Video Center, explores the rich histories and contemporary experiences of Philadelphia-area Muslim communities through documentary film.
Learn more about the films and discussion…
Posted by LTSP Communications on September 2, 2014 at 11:00 pm.
From the President: The First Day of School
I’ve always loved the first day of school. The excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The mystery of entering into a new classroom and having a new teacher. The sheer “newness” of back-to-school clothes, fresh textbooks, and crisp, clean pieces of paper just waiting to be written on. I think that’s what I loved best about the first day of school – it represented a new year filled with unlimited possibilities.In this issue you’ll find other things new. You’ll read about two of the first students in the MDiv Co-operative Model Program, about the new “Lutheran Confessions 2015,” about a recent graduate in a new adventure in ministry, and the events which started this new – 150th Anniversary – year. Read this month’s PS Portions… Sign up for PS Portions email here!
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I’ve always loved the first day of school. The excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The mystery of entering into a new classroom and having a new teacher. The sheer “newness” of back-to-school clothes, fresh textbooks, and crisp, clean pieces of paper just waiting to be written on. I think that’s what I loved best about the first day of school — it represented a new year filled with unlimited possibilities.
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Jeanette Surita-Vazquetelles, a new Philadelphia Seminary (LTSP) MDiv Co-op student, and her husband, Diogenes, keep bumping into people who change their lives.
Jeanette, a fashion designer from the Bronx, New York, first felt a call to ministry during first communion classes in a Roman Catholic parish. “It was a poor neighborhood, and the nuns were very strict, but I enjoyed the curriculum because it was all about Jesus. I wanted to become a nun and show others all about the love of Jesus, but my family told me I was too young to become a nun.” Subsequently she became involved in a Pentecostal movement at the age of 14. An evangelical pastor prayed with people about their salvation. “But something was missing,” she said….
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Alex Zuber, a new Philadelphia Seminary (LTSP) Master of Divinity — Co-operative Model (Co-op) student, once thought he wanted to become a physician. A resident of Roanoke, Virginia, Zuber was majoring in public health education at James Madison University, intent on specializing in pediatric cardiology.
“It didn’t take long for me to figure out I wasn’t cut out to be a doctor,” Zuber explained. “I began to discover that relating to patients would be the best part, rather than the actual practice of medicine.”
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LTSP alumnus Dan Purtell (MAPL 2014) set out in August for a year of learning and service as part of the Young Adults in Global Mission Program of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).
During his year in Hungary, Dan is sharing the experience through his blog. Learn more…
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The idea first surfaced at an area meeting of the faculty last fall. Under consideration was the strategy for teaching the Lutheran Confessions in the spring semester of 2015 following the retirement of Dr. Timothy J. Wengert, a renowned teacher of the Confessions at Philadelphia Seminary (LTSP).
Dr. Karl Krueger, director of the Krauth Memorial Library and Professor of the History of Christianity at the LTSP, turned to Dr. Nelson Rivera, an associate professor of Systematic Theology, and said, “Why don’t we try teaching the course together? I’ll do the part on Reformation History and you can lead the class in theological discussions.” The idea clicked. The team-teaching approach at the seminary is anything but novel, but to hear the two professors talk, the class promises to be distinctive.
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The opening week of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s (LTSP) 150th anniversary year featured an inspirational sermon August 25 on the importance of “community” and a welcome and sermon with a leadership focus August 27 from the school’s new president, the Rev. Dr. David J. Lose. A historical highlight was the August 25 opening convocation depiction of the seminary’s early history by the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of the Krauth Memorial Library.
“What has made this seminary work through history is that it is made up of a collection of individuals with a common goal,” said the Rev. Dr. Katie Day in her message, part of the opening day Service of the Word in the Schaeffer-Ashmead Memorial Chapel.
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In this month’s Notes, The Rev. George J. Mathews, Jr., The Rev. Edward Schreiber, The Rev. Natalie Mitchem, Maria Fumai Dietrich, The Rev. Joe Irvin, The Rev. Peter Schumacher, and the passing of The Rev. Dr. Robert Henry Thurau, The Rev. Robert Henry Loucks, and Pastor Marvin L. Harding.
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In this month’s LTSP Notes, updates from The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton, The Rev. Dr. John Hoffmeyer, and The Rev. Dr. Karyn L Wiseman.