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Posted by LTSP Communications on December 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm.

Support LTSP seminarians with your gifts‘Tis the season for joy, hope, and love. The students, faculty, and staff at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) wish you and your family an abundance of each! Our seminary is blessed to have a community of people whose prayers and generosity support its daily ministry.

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Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year from LTSP

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 25, 2014 at 7:00 am.

On this Christmas Day, many of us will recall hearing the words of St. John as he confesses that, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God,” and a few verses later that, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” This won’t, of course, be the first time we’ve heard this confession, and so the chances are good that we will not give them a second thought other than to notice once again the poetic beauty of John’s Prologue. (read more of President Lose’s message…)

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Take a Course!

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 6:59 am.

Seminars on Educational Ministry in Congregations
NEW! Seven one-day seminars/ workshops on Saturdays starting January 10 exploring various facets of educational ministries in congregations. Learn more…
Americans, the Bible and the “Middle East”
Come and spend five sessions with LTSP Professor David D. Grafton as we explore the “Middle East” as American Christians. Presented live on campus and online – registration open to all! Learn more…

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PS Portions – December 2014

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 17, 2014 at 7:54 am.

Annual Tree LightingIn December’s PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose reflects on “Advent is my favorite season,” we bring you stories, photos and video from Inauguration Weekend as David Lose became twelfth president of LTSP, plus “Advent Reflections for Days of Waiting,” images from the Annual Tree Lighting – A Photo Gallery, “After a Wawa robbery,” LTSP Notes and Class Notes, and more…

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Seminars on Educational Ministry in Congregations

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 7:38 am.

Continuing through April! – Next Session Saturday, February 21: Biblical Literacy in Congregations—Erik Heen One-day seminars/ workshops on select Saturdays, exploring various facets of educational ministries in congregations. Open to LTSP students, pastors, and Christian educators (available for credit, CE and not for credit). The seminars are open to students (for credit) and to interested pastors and Christian educators (for non-credit or continuing education credit).

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From the President – Advent is my favorite season

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm.

Advent is my favorite season in the church year. By far. Perhaps I should clarify that it’s the “new” Advent that I particularly adore. For a very long time, Advent was simply a “little Lent” — same colors, same themes, same mood. But within the last generation or so, Advent has come into its own. […]

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Advent reflections for days of waiting…

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:06 pm.

Several members of the seminary community offered thoughtful reflections for our readers in keeping with the special season of Advent. Challenged and confronted… During this Advent season we are faced with the reality that life in church and society in the past, and also today, is colorful, mixed, and never predictable, and it is with […]

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Annual Tree Lighting – A Photo Gallery

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:04 pm.

  LTSP’s annual Tree Lighting on William Allen Plaza brought together the seminary and wider Mt. Airy community for caroling, refreshment, fellowship – and lighting the tree! – on Friday, December 5, 2014. LTSP president the Rev. David Lose and newly elected Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood offered remarks. Caroling was led by a Christmas […]

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After a Wawa robbery

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:52 am.

After the Wawa convenience store on Germantown Avenue at Allens Lane was robbed December 3, it didn’t take the seminary community long to perform a ministry of public presence for the store and its employees who for years have fed the seminary community with a steady diet of tasty hoagies, sandwiches, and coffee. According to […]

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David J. Lose installed as twelfth president of LTSP

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:24 am.

| Banquet Highlights | Inaugural Lecture 1 | Inaugural Lecture 2 | This edition features several stories from Inauguration weekend and the installation of David Lose as the twelfth president of LTSP. Click on the links above to navigate between the stories. David J. Lose was installed as the twelfth president of The Lutheran Theological […]

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Inaugural banquet highlights

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:14 am.

| Installation Service | Inaugural Lecture 1 | Inaugural Lecture 2 | From Trustee Pastor John Richter: “…We are blessed with different perspectives: faculty, donors, board of trustees, bishops, staff students, ecumenical friends, community leaders, and from those different angles of vision, one realization that I trust is common to all of us: LTSP is […]

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The power of story to change lives, described by Dr. Audrey West

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:00 am.

| Installation Service | Banquet Highlights | Inaugural Lecture 2 | In a few words, Dr. Audrey West summed up the fears and the concerns of many of her listeners about the state of the church today. “People are telling those of us committed to Christ that it is just not working anymore,” she said. “The […]

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Challenges of being church in an age of consumption outlined by Andrew Root

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:44 am.

Avoiding simple platitudes is one key in an age of consumption, to helping strangers form their faith in today’s church, Theologian Andrew Root told an LTSP audience December 8, 2014. During one poignant moment in his remarks addressing the theme for the day, “Faith Formation and the Future of the Church,” Dr. Root told a […]

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Class Notes – December 2014

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:20 am.

The Rev. Colleen Montgomery, MDiv 2013, Associate Pastor at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IN I have been called to be the Associate Pastor at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IN. This was the site of my internship. I was ordained on December 12, 2014 at St. Thomas.   The Rev. Dr. Julius Carroll, […]

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LTSP Notes – December 2014

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:20 am.

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, Ministerium of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Church History at LTSP, was honored for his long service to the school with the addition of his portrait to those of other distinguished faculty. Photoat left, Prof. Wengert with David Lose and Kiran Sebastian (photo Lori Kirk)/at right with Erik Heen and Kiran Sebastian […]

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Host a Seminary Sunday!

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:18 am.

Please consider hosting a “Seminary Sunday” at your congregation! Such occasions help congregations and seminaries reflect on the role of theological education, to encourage those who may discern a call to ministry, and to affirm our partnership in proclaiming the Good News. We have several staff, faculty, and students who are eager to participate, and […]

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Americans, the Bible and the “Middle East” – you can still participate online!

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 11, 2014 at 12:11 am.

The “Middle East,” as it is commonly known by Americans, has been a land of fascination, frustration, and fear. Yet most Americans know little about the tapestry of its peoples, languages, cultures, and religions other than what they experience through American media. Come and spend five sessions with LTSP Professor David D. Grafton as we explore the “Middle East” as American Christians. Presented live on campus and online – registration open to all!

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We need YOU – to take our survey!

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 10, 2014 at 7:11 pm.

LTSP is working on a new strategic plan, and a crucial part of our work is listening to YOU, our trusted partners in this ministry. Please take our short survey – just five questions – and share what you believe the CHURCH needs and about how we might shape our SEMINARY to address those needs.

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Position Opening: Vice President for Mission Advancement

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:27 pm.

LTSP is seeking an experienced leader with demonstrated success in planning innovative and successful fundraising strategies, cultivating major donors, making compelling requests for contributions, and closing on major gift proposals to fill the position of Vice President for Mission Advancement. For a detailed position description and application information, please visit our Employment page. Closing date: January 15, 2015.

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A Conversation with the President – We need YOU this afternoon in Syracuse!

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm.

We need YOU! Come and engage in conversation with President David Lose about the future of the church — and what kind of seminary we need to help us move into God’s preferred future for us. The final event is TODAY, January 8, 2015, in Syracuse. Learn more about the event and register…

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Black Lives Matter Teach-In – Tuesday, 12/16

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 2:32 pm.

Black Lives Matter Teach-In Panel
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 |The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Click here to view a recording of the live webcast.

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The Inauguration of LTSP President David Lose

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 7, 2014 at 10:00 am.

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia celebrated the inauguration of The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose as president at a service of installation on December 7. A compilation of stories and media from the Inauguration Weekend events will be in the December 16 PS Portions. Sign up for Portions here.

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The Installation and Inaugural Lectures & Resource Day

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 4, 2014 at 9:53 am.

“FAITH FORMATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH” with presenters Dr. Audrey West and Dr. Andrew Root was the theme for the day.
Recordings of Dr. Audrey West’s and Dr. Andrew Root’s keynotes are now online. You will find Dr. West here and Dr. Root here.
A compilation of stories and media from the Inauguration Weekend events is in the December 2014 PS Portions.

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