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PS Portions – July 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on July 13, 2016 at 12:08 am.

In July’s PS Portions: LTSP President David Lose talks about “Hope,” LTSP Professor Katie Day reflects on her trip with Professor Storm Swain to the commemoration of the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, UTI Director Quintin Robertson gives an update on the UTI, meet DMin Studies Coordinator Allison deForest, the Dedication of the Augustana Museum, and President David Lose’s address at Spring Convocation – plus Class Notes and LTSP Notes.

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Posted by LTSP Communications on July 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm.

Hope. It’s different than optimism.

That may seem like a distinction without much of a difference, but on that score I beg to disagree. Optimism, you see, is the belief that things will always get better, circumstances will naturally improve, present challenges will eventually pass, and so are not to be worried about.

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Church Being Church — Reflections on Commemorating the Mother Emanuel Massacre

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:33 pm.

This past June, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s the Rev. Dr. Katie Day and the Rev. Dr. Storm Swain traveled to “Mother Emanuel” AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, to attend events commemorating the Charleston Massacre, where nine people were shot and killed at Bible Study while praying — the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, the Rev. Sharonda Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, the Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Myra Thompson, and the Rev. Daniel Simmons, Sr. The following are Prof. Day’s reflections on the events marking the tragedy.

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The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson – UTI at LTSP

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:24 pm.

The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson, Director of The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, gives an update on the UTI, how UTI is preparing leaders in the changing context of the church, and how his work in interim ministry and Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Associate Professor the Rev. Dr. Wayne Croft’s ministry as pastor of a congregation in West Chester inform their teaching and learning.

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Meet DMin Studies Coordinator the Rev. Allison deForest

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:16 pm.

The Rev. Allison deForest is a pastor, an LTSP PhD student, and Coordinator of DMin Studies at LTSP. Meet Pr. deForest in this video, where she talks about how she combines these different roles, and discusses how LTSP’s DMin program offers relevant learning in a changing world of ministry and the church.

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New on campus: the Augustana Museum

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:02 pm.

The Augustana Museum of the Augustana Institute at the Lutheran Archives Center was dedicated on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The dedication included a short service with Officiant the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonas Jonson, Bishop Emeritus, Strängnäs stift Church of Sweden, and a tour of the museum, located in The Brossman Center.

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President’s Address – Spring Convocation 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 2:05 pm.

LTSP President the Rev. Dr. David Lose talked abut the “state of the seminary” and the New Venture with Gettysburg Seminary in his address at the 2016 Spring Convocation.

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Class Notes – July 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:52 pm.

Class Notes this month on the Rev. Taryn Montgomery, DMin student the Rev. Alfredo Oviedo, Evan E. Boyd, and marriages of the Rev. Alina Gayeuski and Daniel Smith, and of Louis Michael Bugno and Daniel Joseph Rawleigh.

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LTSP Notes – July 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:15 pm.

In this month’s LTSP Notes, The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton is joining the Hartford Seminary faculty, and the death of Agnes Bornemann.

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