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Tuesday! “From Conflict to Convergence” Convocation

Posted by LTSP Communications on September 27, 2015 at 9:16 pm.

Join LTSP Professor Emeritus the Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert for a special convocation, “From Conflict to Convergence,” exploring the continued re-development of the relationship between the Lutheran church and other denominations and the Roman Catholic Church post-Reformation.

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PS Portions: September 2015

Posted by LTSP Communications on September 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm.

In September’s PS Portions, President Lose discusses “responding to good counsel;” LTSP Alumni Association President the Rev. Annemarie Cook looks at the association’s work to support the seminary and LTSP alumni; LTSP begins the academic year with a diverse incoming class; Videos and more from Ministry Resource Day; meet new Vice Presidents David G. Grafton, Dennis Trotter and Trina Johnsten; and a beginning of the academic year reflection from Dean Kiran Sebastian. Plus LTSP and Class Notes and many Upcoming Events.

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From the President: Responding to Good Counsel

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:11 pm.

In my visits with various constituents of the seminary over the last year, I have received a lot of good counsel about what today’s church needs from LTSP. And we are trying to respond. Your multiple requests, for instance, for the seminary to be more of a partner in equipping congregational leaders for a changed […]

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Alumni Association President “Excited” About Her Still New Role

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:56 pm.

The Rev. Annemarie Cook, MDiv ’07, is still new in her service as president of the seminary’s Alumni Association, but she is clearly excited about the role the association is playing in the life of the seminary and the opportunities ahead. Cook is the pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Maple Shade, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia.

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Seminary Welcomes Richly Diverse New Class

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:43 pm.

They come from neighborhoods as close as the seminary’s Mt. Airy community, and from places much farther away — Minneapolis, Tampa, Nashville, and India, for example. LTSP’s newest students also have diverse vocational backgrounds. Some are very recent college graduates. One is the associate director for corporate and foundation relations for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Another has worked for an advertising company. Still another has worked for more than 20 years in data processing management for large banks. One new student has worked as a health claims examiner and in corporate training development. Meet some of LTSP’s newest students…

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From Conflict to Convergence: October 6 Convocation

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:11 pm.

Join the seminary community Tuesday, October 6, to hear Professor Emeritus Timothy J. Wengert address the topic of “From Conflict to Convergence.” His remarks, which will follow the visit to Philadelphia of Pope Francis in late September, will feature a look at critical developments in Lutheran/Roman Catholic dialogue.

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Sidebar: A Visit to the Vatican pre-Pope Francis’ trip to the US

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:05 pm.

As Philadelphia prepares for Pope Francis, LTSP alumnus Bishop Dwayne Royster (MAR 2010, UTI) reflects on being part of a group which visited the Vatican earlier this year to discuss issues the Pope was expected to reflect on as during his appearances in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

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“Be willing to do something you never thought you could,” David Lose advises church leaders

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:47 am.

LTSP President David Lose spent Ministry Resource Day discussing challenges and opportunities facing congregations in today’s world. Here’s a glimpse of highlights of the Ministry Resource Day presentations by Dr. Lose on “Digital Pluralism and the Death and Resurrection of the Church,” including videos and downloadable MP3 files.

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New Vice President David Grafton: The Challenge of Hearing Many Voices

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:37 am.

For the past eight years, the Rev. Dr. David Grafton has worn two hats — administering the seminary’s Graduate School (advanced-level degree program) and teaching Islamic Studies as a faculty member.

This summer he took on the responsibility of wearing four hats, agreeing at the behest of President David Lose to serve as Vice President for Planning, Assessment, and Administration at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) while continuing to teach Islamic Studies.

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New Vice President for Advancement Excited to be Part of “Distinctive” Seminary

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:29 am.

Dennis Trotter, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s (LTSP) new Vice President for Advancement, has worked 30 years in higher education. Why come to a seminary at this stage in his career?

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Dual Experience in Parish and Education a Plus for New LTSP Vice President

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:26 am.

Call it a moment of career serendipity. While The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) President David Lose was developing a plan with Dennis Trotter to serve as the seminary’s new Vice President for Advancement, Lose mentioned he was looking to fill a brand new position at the seminary by which Trotter’s spouse, Trina Johnsten, […]

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Faculty Reflection: Dean Kiran Sebastian and the new academic year

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:17 am.

In the September faculty reflection, LTSP Dean the Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian reflects on the academic year ahead and the theme for the year, “God’s Creation and Public Theology.”

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LTSP Notes – September 2015

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 2:17 am.

September’s LTSP Notes include an update on the Library Connector construction, recent staff additions, President David Lose keynoting at NEPA October event, and faculty updates from the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, Dr. Jon Pahl, Dean Jayakiran Sebastian, Dr. Michael Krentz, and the Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman.

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Class Notes – September 2015

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:47 am.

In September’s Class Notes: Updates from the Rev. Gordon Simmons, the Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade, the Rev. Ed Kay, the Rev. Edward Schreiber, the Rev. Carl W. Ames, and the Rev. Dr. A’Shellarien Lang .

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UTI 35th Gala Banquet is October 23 – Sold out! Donations still accepted!

Posted by LTSP Communications on September 23, 2015 at 11:04 am.

LTSP Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of UTI! The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Gala Banquet Keynote Speaker. There banquet is sold out – Thank You!

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The Institute of Lifelong Learning at LTSP

Posted by LTSP Communications on September 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm.

Whether you are a lay person, neighbor, leader in the church, or someone who is curious about faith in the world and has a desire to deepen your understanding, LTSP offers a wide selection of courses and workshops, taught by internationally acclaimed faculty and speakers and available in various formats — on-campus and online — to meet your busy schedule and satisfy your theological curiosity.

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Reflecting on the Syrian Refugee Crisis…

Posted by David Grafton on September 6, 2015 at 1:19 pm.

Over the past few weeks, we have been faced with stories and images of the horrible humanitarian tragedy of Syrian asylum seekers in Europe. And while the media coverage has shifted toward the ongoing European debate about protection of borders and security (which resonates with the majority of Americans), it is easy to lose sight […]

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