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“Christ is Risen! Alleluia!”

Posted by LTSP Communications on March 28, 2016 at 6:00 am.

Christ is risen! Alleluia!
Christ is Risen indeed. Alleluia.

This is the age-old cry Christians have been making for nearly two millennia, ever since word first spread that death could not hold onto God’s chosen One. To those of us who have grown up in the church, the Easter acclamation is as familiar as it is ancient.

Yet lately I have wondered whether we say it too easily and too quickly.

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PS Portions – March 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on March 23, 2016 at 11:09 am.

In the March 2016 PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose reflects on “A goal as large as it is important,” consider “Finding seminary where you are,” Jeremiah A. Wright Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies Wayne E. Croft, Sr., reflects on “God Still Moves Stones,” a photo essay from Preaching with Power 2016, Spring Convocation 2016, Seminarians presented Awards and Scholarships, Support LTSP through Amazon Smile!, plus LTSP Notes and Class Notes…

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A goal as large as it is important

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 5:41 am.

It’s a goal as large as it is important: full tuition scholarships for all LTSP students.

We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from all quarters of the church to this initiative thus far, as people recognize the need to provide much more support to our students. Along with the positive comments, I have also heard several questions that I will try to address here.

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Finding seminary where you are

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 5:35 am.

If you asked me to give you a tour of the seminary I attended, I’d bring you to the Starbucks on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York. I’d show you the large black table where I would spread my theology textbooks and Greek New Testament book. I’d point out the power outlet that played such an essential role in my study sessions. I’d introduce you to George and Peggy, my non-matriculating, unintentional classmates. And I’d tell you that if you really wanted to understand my full seminary experience then you should order a small bowl of oatmeal and a grande blonde roast.

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God Still Moves Stones

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 5:25 am.

Wayne E. Croft, Sr., Jeremiah A. Wright Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies, shares a reflection for the season: Ever since the time of Jesus critics like pre-Christian Albert Henry Ross have been attempting to disprove Jesus’ resurrection. It has been documented that once Jesus was entombed Jewish authorities took extraordinary measures to ensure that Christ’s body could not be moved or stolen. They were well aware of his prediction that he would rise from the dead on the third day, and as far as they were concerned this could only happen if the disciples stole his body.

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The 34th Preaching with Power in photos

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:41 am.

For the thirty-forth year, Preaching with Power, sponsored by the Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), brought outstanding preaching, teaching, and a Celebration of Music in the African American Church to Philadelphia. Here’s a recap of the week in photos – recordings will be online with the April edition of PS Portions.

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Spring Convocation starts April 11 – Alumni Board voting now open!

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:30 am.

Alumni! Voting is now open for Alumni Board representatives! Vote today here, and come to Spring Convocation to see the results and join us for COURAGE Moving Forward…

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Seminarians presented Awards and Scholarships

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:21 am.

A number of awards and scholarships are presented to LTSP seminarians each year. See some of this year’s recipients.

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Support LTSP through Amazon Smile!

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:03 am.

If you’re an Amazon.com shopper, your shopping activity can benefit LTSP! It’s easy, all you need to do is click on the smile.amazon.com link on the LTSP home page before you make a purchase and Amazon will donate to the LTSP Foundation.

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LTSP Notes – March 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 2:10 am.

In LTSP Notes for March: The Librarian’s Next Chapter, Library Connector Update, Welcome Vincent Dent, and Three Days Retreat, plus faculty updates from the Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian and the Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman.

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Class Notes – March 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:53 am.

In March’s Class Notes: Updates from the Rev. Dr. Gene R. Stuckey, Sr.; Jennifer Davidson, PhD; and the Rev. Julius Carroll, plus a new book from PhD candidate Drew G.I. Hart. Plus the deaths of the Rev. Harry R. Billow, the Rev. Dr. John M. Brndjar, Marilyn “Butch” Walters, the Rev. Ray H. Hartman, the Rev. Terrence T. Mullins, the Rev. Joseph W. Schwartz, the Rev. Henry Sheppard, the Rev. Jack Traugott, and the Rev. Edward H. Wiediger.

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Support LTSP through Amazon!

Posted by LTSP Communications on March 22, 2016 at 1:23 am.

Support LSTP when you shop at Amazon! Click here to go to smile.amazon.com
and Amazon donates!

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The POWER of TEN! 10th Annual Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal for Women – Registration closes Thursday – register today!

Posted by LTSP Communications on March 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm.

The annual Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal is celebrating 10 years! Come and be a part through worship including reflections and thoughts from Sylvia Havlish, the Eucharist, Bible study, and workshops, plus time for reflection, an intergenerational panel looking at women who have been a positive influence on our lives, and more! Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 8:45 am until 3:00 pm | LTSP Campus
Invite your friends and members of your congregation – Registration closes Thursday, register online today!

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The Librarian’s Next Chapter

Posted by LTSP Communications on March 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm.

After 17 years of service at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger has decided to retire in June 2016. Dr. Krueger began as the Assistant Librarian under the Rev. David Wartluft in 1999, and completes his service as the fourth Director of the Krauth Memorial Library and the Professor of the History of Christianity.

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