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Philly and Gettysburg Students Lean Into Unity in 51st Luther Bowl this Weekend

Posted by LTSP Communications on October 26, 2016 at 5:12 am.

This year marks the 51st annual Luther Bowl flag football tournament. Luther Bowl will be played on the Gettysburg Seminary campus this Saturday, October 29, 2016. This year also happens to be the last year that Lutheran Theological Seminaries at Gettysburg and Philadelphia will remain two separate institutions. LTSG and LTSP have had a long-standing rivalry in the Luther Bowl tournament, each year competing in a special game between the two schools with hopes of winning the “Common Cup” and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

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PS Portions – October 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on October 21, 2016 at 2:27 pm.

In October’s PS Portions, President David Lose reflects on “Do you see that as a growth industry?” and shares a personal note, plus we meet alumnus the Rev. William Fluck, share a full collection of videos from the Money, Mission and Media event with great conversation for all leaders of the church, and October’s LTSP Notes and Class Notes!

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Do you see that as a growth industry?

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:11 am.

A few years ago, on a flight back from presenting at a synod assembly, I was seated next to a venture capitalist. He told me about a variety of opportunities in which he was currently investing. Then he asked me what I did. I shared that I was someone who trains leaders for the church. “Church,” he said, pausing for a moment, then asking, “Do you see that as a growth industry?”

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Donor Profile: William Fluck

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:42 am.

“The three best years of my life were my attendance at LTSP!” proclaimed the Rev. William A. Fluck, sharing a kind smile. “I found the intellectual rigor tremendously invigorating.” Pastor Fluck has been giving faithfully and generously to the seminary over many years for these reasons, and because, he says, “I feel the seminary is really the root of the church. I’ve had a positive experience along the way. I attribute that to my training.”

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Money, Mission, and Media: Insights and Strategies for 21st Century Ministry – video report

Posted by LTSP Communications on October 20, 2016 at 10:18 pm.

Ministry in the twenty-first century presents unique challenges and fresh opportunities for the church. At the forefront of these changes are questions about stewardship, mission, and the ever-evolving world of social media and technology. Presenters Adam Copeland, Mihee Kim-Kort, Keith Anderson, and fellow Philadelphia-area ministry practitioners explored what this means – watch the presentations for their insight and understanding.

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Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation October 31 – Join us on campus this coming Monday for livestream viewing

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:50 pm.

LTSP invites ecumenical partners to share a live community gathering to view the livestream of this historic Joint Ecumenical Commemoration event in anticipation of the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017. Monday, October 31, 2016 | Livestream begins 9:30 am | Open to all | No charge

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Called to Community: Singing the Baptized Life Festival November 4

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:47 pm.

LTSP and Trinity Lutheran Church are sponsoring the Called to Community: Singing the Baptized Life Hymn Festival on Friday, November 4, 2016, starting at 7:00 pm. The festival is being held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19466. All are welcome.

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LTSP Notes – October 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:58 am.

In this month’s LTSP Notes, faculty updates from Professors Katie Day, Jon Pahl, Michael Krentz, and Nelson Rivera.

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Class Notes – October 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:17 am.

In October’s Class Notes, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade presenting author’s conversation, an update from Moose Flores, and the deaths of the Rev. Jay Klick and the Rev. Jay Donald Rea.

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Philadelphia and Gettysburg Seminaries Offer Tuition-Free Education

Posted by LTSP Communications on October 6, 2016 at 11:01 am.

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LTSG) today announced a dramatic increase in the amount of financial aid each school is giving students, including making full-tuition scholarships available to all new full-time, ELCA rostered leader candidates studying in residence. “In partnership with the ELCA, our supporting Synods, and many faithful congregations and individuals, we decided the time is right to make seminary education far more affordable for our students,” declared Presidents Michael Cooper-White (LTSG) and David Lose (LTSP). In addition to this generous offer for new students, the schools also expect to increase scholarships for all current full-time enrollees.

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