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Annual Tree Lighting Friday, December 4

5:30 pm | William Allen Plaza
* Caroling * Refreshments * Christmas Ensemble from the Salvation Army, Philadelphia Citadel * Bring unwrapped toys for children ages newborn to 11+ years *

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January 2016 Learning Opportunities!

LTSP offers a January Term full of learning opportunities! Why not take advantage of these outstanding course offerings to build and sharpen your skills? Here are one week offerings for continuing education and personal enrichment by auditing a class...

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Alumni Board & Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations now open

LTSP alumni! Now is the time to submit your nominations for Alumni Board members and Distinguished Alumni 2016. Make your submissions online now!

Spring Convocation: Monday-Tuesday, April 11-12, 2016 – Save the Date and join us!

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The Annual Advent Vespers – Sunday, December 6

Advent Vespers is "coming home" this year to our own Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel! We will be able to enter beneath our reconstructed bell tower, and hear the lovely chapel bell calling us to prayer and tolling during the "Our Father." Sunday, December 6 | 4:30 pm Vespers | Reception featuring good food and musical entertainment by "The Groove Grace Group" playing Advent and Holiday (Christmas) music, with a swing feel, to follow (all are welcome, please RSVP online)

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PS Portions – October 2015

In October's PS Portions: President David Lose addresses the words "We see you," and what that means: we know about your faithful ministry ... and are appreciative. Stories and reports include Remembering Businessman and Philanthropist DeLight Breidegam, Jr.; Dr. James Forbes - special guest for the Annual UTI Lecture and Worship Celebration; video and report from the “From Conflict to Convergence” convocation with Prof. Timothy Wengert; A “Global” Ministry with Seafarers; Continuing the Conversation: A Year After Ferguson; October Reflection: A Muslim Reformer and His Community Comes under Fire (Again); and An Appreciation of Mark Staples - plus October LTSP and Class Notes.

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Peace Not Walls Convocation and Exhibit – December 1

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is working for justice and peace in Palestine and Israel through our campaign, Peace Not Walls. Through accompaniment, advocacy and awareness-raising, Peace Not Walls connects ELCA members to our companions and promotes dignity, full respect for human rights, healing and reconciliation. This convocation and accompanying exhibit are designed to raise awareness and provide background on the major issues of the conflict.

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We See You

Last week we hosted the rejuvenated Preaching Days on the LTSP campus. At the close of that event, I shared some words with those in attendance that I want to address also to you: “We see you.” I don’t mean that in an ominous or intrusive way, and certainly not in the sense of watching to make sure you’re minding your Ps and Qs. What I mean is that we know about your faithful ministry … and are appreciative.

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Dr. James Forbes was special guest for the Annual UTI Lecture and Worship Celebration

The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church in the City of New York, brought powerful speaking and preaching to Philadelphia on September 22 for the annual UTI Lecture and Worship Celebration, which this year kicked off the UTI's 35th year. Read the reports and watch the videos of the lecture and worship celebration.

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“From Conflict to Convergence” – Prof. Timothy Wengert

LTSP Professor Emeritus the Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert presented this 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. The convocation was held Tuesday, October 6, 2015, a short time after Pope Francis left Philadelphia after the World Meeting of Families 2015.

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The Institute of Lifelong Learning at LTSP

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, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia offers a wide selection of courses and workshops, taught by internationally acclaimed faculty and speakers, that are available in various formats — on-campus and online — to meet your busy schedule and satisfy your theological curiosity.

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How Your Gift Helps

To realize the seminary’s vital mission requires significant funding. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and supporting synods provide a portion of the funds needed for annual operations. Tuition dollars, which are intentionally modest, also help. However, the...

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Krauth Memorial Library

A major component in the seminary’s educational program is the 200,000 volume Krauth Memorial Library. It boasts one of the finest scholarly collections of any Lutheran institution in America.

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Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Religion

The MASTER of ARTS in RELIGION (MAR) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) prepares students for further academic study and ministerial leadership in the Christian Church.

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The Registrar

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Our office is responsible for student academic records, preparation and publication of course schedules, course registration and grades, degree audits and transcripts, certification of students...

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The Community

Multicultural Mission Resource Center

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is a seminary deeply rooted in a long historical and denominational tradition that has opened itself up to innovative theological and missiological possibilities.

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Ministry

Designed as a flexible program, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an advanced professional degree designed to enhance the practice of ministry. It presupposes both the completion of a first professional degree in theology and experience in a field...

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The LTSP Experience

Student Services

Student Services staff provide assistance for LTSP students both during and beyond their seminary career. Student Services is located on the second floor of The Brossman Learning Center in part of the Kaufmann Enrollment Services suite which also includes...

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The LTSP Experience


LTSP's online bookstore with makes it possible for students to do "one stop shopping" for all of their textbooks. You can order your books online, get cash back at the end of the semester, charge books to...

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LTSP is an excellent place to work. The seminary's park-like campus in the Mt. Airy section of Northwest Philadelphia is convenient to both Septa Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West lines. We currently have the position of Vice...

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The LTSP Experience

President David Lose

The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose is president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Lose assumed his duties at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He was Marbury Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St....

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Contextual Education

Field Education

The typical MDiv student undertakes a field education assignment for each of four semesters (normally the first two years of a full-time program).

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Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Public Leadership

The MASTER OF ARTS in PUBLIC LEADERSHIP (MAPL) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) trains those committed to making a difference in the world through public leadership.

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"Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia seeks to educate and form public leaders who are committed to developing and nurturing individual believers and communities of faith for engagement in the world."