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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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 >
This is a list of useful forms and resources to all The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia's students.Go To Forms and Resources >
Learn more about the ways that LTSP can help you continue your education as a church leader or interested lay person, including Non-Credit Continuing Education, Certificate Program in Lutheran Church Leadership, Biblical Insights on Faithful Leadership, Seminars on Educational...Go To Continuing Education >
Are you feeling called to a seminary education? Begin here to learn more about the LTSP experience and how to apply.Go To Admissions >
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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 >
Good News! God is still very active in this world! Through the Holy Spirit, people of faith are called to be followers of Jesus Christ in their various vocations in life, whether they be plumbers or painters, teachers or...Go To Vocation and Discernment >
The CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in CHURCH LEADERSHIP prepares clergy and lay leaders to administer church programs, and to lead faithfully and effectively in today’s challenging contexts. The Certificate Program in Church Leadership is a ministry of the Urban Theological Institute...Go To Certificate in Church Leadership >
Registration for Fall Semester 2013 Is Now Open! Deadline for on-time registration is Friday, August 2Go To Registrar >
For persons preparing for servant-leadership in the church, most denominations have a candidacy process that requires contact with the denomination prior to the beginning of seminary.Go To Denominations >
LTSP offers a Certificate in Social Ministry and Church to persons who complete a set of eight courses at the seminary and who have also completed a degree of Master of Social Work (MSW).Go To Certificate in Social Ministry and Church >
Is God calling you to become a leader in the church? Do you feel called to study theology but are not sure what direction to take? Is God calling you to something new?Go To Visit LTSP >
The overall objective of the Institute is to encourage and facilitate conversation and communication among persons of different traditions in order to promote cooperation and understanding.Go To Institute for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue >