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Preaching with Power: join us now through Thursday!

Posted by LTSP Communications on January 25, 2015 at 9:42 pm.

The Thirty-third Anniversary of Preaching with Power brings outstanding preaching, teaching, and an African American Sacred Music Concert to Philadelphia. Proceeds from Preaching with Power benefit the J. Q. Jackson Scholarship Fund.

Join us Sunday, March 15 – Thursday, March 19, 2015 – this year’s preachers and lecturer include the Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, the Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, the Rev. Barry C. Black, the Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, and the Rev. Olu Brown, plus an African American Sacred Music Concert and a pre-Preaching with Power Worship Service at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ on Sunday, March 15 with Dr. Quintin L. Robertson preaching at 7:30 am and Dr. J. Louis Felton preaching at 10:45 am.

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PS Portions – January 2015

Posted by LTSP Communications on January 15, 2015 at 8:30 am.

In this issue: President David Lose reflects on Forming Communities of Hope, plus stories on Revival in East Lansdowne: Alumnus Moses Suah-Dennis’s ground-breaking ministry, Namibia’s pioneering woman: Magdalena Ya-Shalongo holds two LTSP degrees, An LTSP Teach-In explores “Moving beyond racism and violence,” Seminary Director of Music Ministries Michael Krentz: Inheriting a rich seminary legacy (and the newly renovated Bornemann harpsichord, “Shining In, Shining Out” – Project Connect Hosts Discernment Retreat – along with Class Notes, LTSP Notes, upcoming events and learning opportunities.

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From the President – Forming Communities of Hope

Posted by LTSP Communications on January 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm.

President David LoseSlate magazine declared 2014 as “The Year of Outrage.” Outrage over the police shootings and excessive use of force. Outrage over environmental degradation. Outrage over proposed environmental laws to curb pollution. Outrage over human rights abuses in North Korea and other places around the world. Outrage over, well, the lack of outrage about human rights abuses. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a sense of outrage, expressed especially and relentlessly on social media. I don’t think that’s an accident.

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Revival in East Lansdowne: Alumnus Moses Suah-Dennis’s ground-breaking ministry

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 2:02 pm.

“God has a way of preparing you for your life ahead … If you trust that God is in charge, that God reigns, then no matter what life throws at you, if you keep your eyes on God you will find a way to get through it. After the storm the sun will shine.” The Rev. Moses Suah-Dennis knows something about the storms of life, as does his native Liberia, suffering through an Ebola epidemic, and the congregation he serves, which almost died before Suah-Dennis, an alumnus (MDiv 2005) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), arrived as a mission developer to re-energize the place.

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Namibia’s pioneering woman: Magdalena Ya-Shalongo holds two LTSP degrees

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:21 pm.

The Rev. Dr. Magdalena Naanhule Ya-Shalongo, recipient of two degrees from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), is a pioneering woman in her native African country of Namibia, serving as a pastor, educator, and the first ever woman to hold the office of principal for the Engela Parish Institute (EPI) there.

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An LTSP Teach-In explores “Moving beyond racism and violence”

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:07 pm.

It was a compelling evening of expressive reflection at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) December 16 in the wake of tragic events during which the names of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, and others have stirred the conscience of America. Billed as “A Teach-In: Moving from Fear to Flourishing after Ferguson,” six leaders on the program shared their thoughts in a truly interfaith call to action.

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Seminary Director of Music Ministries Michael Krentz: Inheriting a rich seminary legacy

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:12 pm.

Dr. Michael Krentz has a clear understanding of the vocation of a church musician: “I tell people interested in a church music career that one challenge the church is facing is that it is really difficult to make a living as a church musician,” he said. “You need to be ready to do something else AND serve as a church musician.”

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Harpsichord built by Robert Bornemann in 1970 restored to life in the seminary chapel

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:10 pm.

Seminary Director of Music Ministries and Cantor Michael Krentz deeply appreciates the worship and music legacy he has inherited from others across the school’s history. One special way he gets to relive that legacy is by playing a newly restored harpsichord that is now found in the worship space in the Schaeffer-Ashmead Memorial Chapel.

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“Shining In, Shining Out” – Project Connect Hosts Discernment Retreat for Young Adults

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:00 pm.

A group of fifty 18-30 year olds and leaders met January 8-11, 2015, in New York City for the Epiphany-themed “Shining in, Shining out.” The weekend included service projects, vocational discernment conversations, and post-dinner community reflection time. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee was a special guest, and joined in conversation with the attendees.

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LTSP Notes – January 2015

Posted by LTSP Communications on January 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm.

This month’s LTSP Notes include a story about the SOLI Institute awarding LTSP two grants; updates from the Rev. Dr. Katie Day, the Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman, and the Rev. The Rev. Heidi Rodrick-Schnaath; and an obituary for Ruth M. Aden, a member of the LTSP community for 27 years and wife of emeritus professor LeRoy Aden.

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Class Notes – January 2015

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 4:16 pm.

In Class Notes: updates from the Rev. Christoph Schmidt, Maria Fumai Dietrich, The Rev. Charles Plummer, The Rev. David Kistler, and The Rev. Karen Sease and the Rev. Laura Tancredi, plus obituaries of alumni Pastors Gunther J. Stippich and Roy E. Gulliford.

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Visit the LTSP 150 Timeline online – new content added!

Posted by LTSP Communications on January 5, 2015 at 11:16 am.

Explore the 150 years of LTSP history – not to mention connections to Martin Luther, Swedish Lutherans, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, and more on the special LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline website. You’ll find stories, video, images and more content looking back at the first 150 years of LTSP. Plus, share your memories, stories, and wishes throughout the site…

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