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Faith leaders stand together to address cemetery desecration

Posted by LTSP Communications on February 28, 2017 at 1:30 am.

Philadelphia area faith leaders stood together on Monday, February 27, 2017, to address the desecration of graves at Mt. Carmel Jewish Cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia. Vandals overturned over 100 gravestones at the cemetery, causing significant damage, along with several bomb threats made earlier in the day to Jewish Centers in the region and several other states.

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PS Portions – February 2017

Posted by LTSP Communications on February 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm.

In the February 2017 PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose considers “The Next Generation of Leaders,” “Salt and Light,” Icon Gifts, Preaching Day 2017 – A Successful Revival, Preaching with Power – Celebrating 35 Years!, plus Class Notes and LTSP Notes.

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The Next Generation of Leaders

Posted by LTSP Communications on February 14, 2017 at 8:51 pm.

Who will form the next generation of leaders?

This is a pressing question, as a recent ELCA research study concluded that there are currently more than 600 congregations who want and can afford a pastor but cannot find one because of a growing clergy shortage. By 2020, the number of empty pulpits will grow to 1000. LTSP President David Lose provides some answers in this month’s reflection.

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Salt and Light

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 8:47 pm.

The Rev. Dr. David Lose preached on “Salt and Light” at chapel to open the spring semester on Wednesday, February 8, starting with “I’m not sure I can remember a time when we’ve needed salt and light more. So much fear, so much division, so much disenfranchisement, darkness, and dread. No, I don’t think I can remember a time when we’ve needed salt and light more than we do just now.” Read the rest of the sermon here.

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Icon Gifts Donation inspires Library Meditation Room

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 8:38 pm.

On Tuesday, February 7, the LTSP community gathered to acknowledge the generosity of Mr. Domenic DePaul for his donation of Icon Gifts in loving memory of his partner of many years, William “Bill” Rarick. The event was held at the Krauth Memorial Library where the new Meditation Room to house the Icons was dedicated. President […]

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Preaching Day 2017 – A Successful Revival

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 8:25 pm.

The 2017 revival of Preaching Days brought Anna Carter Florence and William Willimon – along with a full house for both Benbow Hall and Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel – to the seminary campus for a day of learning, worship, and fellowship. Watch and listen to recordings and see photos from the day.

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Preaching with Power – Celebrating 35 Years!

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 7:42 pm.

The Rev. Dr. Quintin L. Robertson, Director of LTSP’s Urban Theological Institute (UTI), reflects on the upcoming 35th anniversary of UTI’s Preaching with Power (PWP) event — its history, the new “Preaching with Power Sunday,” and the future.

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Class Notes – February 2017

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 7:09 pm.

In Class Notes for February, updates from the Rev. Dr. Chaz Howard, Carol Rowehl, the Rev. Dr. Paul Santmire, the Rev. Thomas Chittick, the Rev. Eric Anderson, and Roxhelle Melander.

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LTSP Notes – February 2017

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 6:31 pm.

In February’s LTSP Notes, an update from Dr. Michael Krentz.

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A Message to our International Students from the President

Posted by Merri Brown on February 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm.

These are anxious days, most particularly for our international students…

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“Here Am I” – Women Responding to God’s Call: March 24-26

Posted by John Kahler on February 8, 2017 at 9:14 pm.

RevGalBlogPals and LTSP are proud to present a retreat specifically for women considering a call to professional ministry in the church. Unfortunately, a woman’s call to ministry is not always readily affirmed, and so this event aims to provide women of all ages and experience with a space to explore what God might be doing in their life. Friday–Sunday, March 24–26 | Register today – space is limited!

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Students invited to March 8 breakfast conversation with Eboo Patel

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 6:36 pm.

A special breakfast conversation for students from Greater Philadelphia’s schools of theological education with Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) will be held at LTSP on Wednesday, March 8 | 8:00 – 10:00 am. Registration for students is free – be sure to register today.

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The Weekend starts Friday! Register now!

Posted by LTSP Communications on February 1, 2017 at 12:15 am.

Starts this Friday! The Weekend is a chance for you to spend intentional time wondering how God can use you to serve the church and the world. You’ll be invited to wonder, imagine, and learn. February 3-5, 2017 based in Philly | April 7-9, 2017 based in Gettysburg | Register today!

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