Larry L. Rasmussen, ThD, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, will present the William Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He has titled the lecture "In the Midst of New Dimensions: From Social Justice to Creation Justice."Learn More >
From the President: The First Day of School
I've always loved the first day of school. The excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The mystery of entering into a new classroom and having a new teacher. The sheer "newness" of back-to-school clothes, fresh textbooks, and crisp, clean pieces of paper just waiting to be written on. I think that's what I loved best about the first day of school - it represented a new year filled with unlimited possibilities.In this issue you'll find other things new. You'll read about two of the first students in the MDiv Co-operative Model Program, about the new "Lutheran Confessions 2015," about a recent graduate in a new adventure in ministry, and the events which started this new - 150th Anniversary - year. Read this month's PS Portions... Sign up for PS Portions email here!
Join us as we Celebrate the 34th Anniversary of UTI! The Tuesday, September 23 events feature lecturer and preacher the Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Johnson, Fifth Senior Pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church and frequent columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune. Learn more on locations and times - all welcome!Learn More >
Join LTSP Professor Nelson Rivera for Luther – Yesterday and Today, live on campus or online starting October 4! As we approach the celebration of the 500 years of the Reformation (1517 – 2017), this is a propitious time for a review of major events and ideas from Reformer Martin Luther’s life and thought, focusing on essential theological insights by the Reformer.Learn More >
New Event! The seminary will honor the Rev. Dr. Philip D.W. Krey at a special reception on campus October 16 at 2 pm - details here.
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Get your Gala Banquet tickets now! Learn more on the Gala Banquet web page.
Living Stories is a full day workshop coming to LTSP! Presented by the Rev. Martha K. Spong, the day is for all clergy, worship team members, and laypersons where we will work at bringing the text to life by presenting scripture creatively. Register today!Learn More >
As an alumnus/a of LTSP, you know the value of your education and experience while here on campus. Consider joining fellow alumni in making a gift to the seminary.Go To Alumni Giving >
This is the academic calendar that contains all dates of note for the 2014-2015 year.Go To Academic Calendar >
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.Go To Krauth Memorial Library >
This beautiful stained glass window was installed in the Krauth Memorial Library in March 1975. It is a memorial to Professor John W. Doberstein, whose friends had contributed funds for it in his memory.Go To The Doberstein Window >
This page outlines a glossary of commonly heard terms.Go To Glossary of Terms >
The MASTER of DIVINITY PROGRAM (MDiv) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) prepares leaders from 30 denominations for a wide range of pastoral ministries in the Christian church.Go To Master of Divinity >
Registration for Fall Semester 2013 Is Now Open! Deadline for on-time registration is Friday, August 2Go To Registrar >
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...Go To Doctor of Ministry >
The primary responsibilities of the LTSP Security Office are: Protection of life and property Prevention of crime Providing service to members of the seminary community while concurrently preserving an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational goals and personal growthGo To Safety >
Are you feeling called to a seminary education? Begin here to learn more about the LTSP experience and how to apply.Go To Admissions >
For more than thirty-five years Episcopal seminarians have been receiving theological education at LTSP. In today's climate, we welcome those who are seeking formation, education and opportunity in both lay and ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.Go To Anglican Studies Certificate >
In fall 2010, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) established The Dr. Grover C. and Irma S. Wright Scholarship Fund for African American Lutheran Students for LTSP students seeking to become rostered professional leaders in the church. The inauguration...Go To The Legacy of Grover and Irma Wright >