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President David Lose

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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. Paul, Minnesota, before accepting the presidency at LTSP.

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Urban Theological Institute

For over 30 years, The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has been dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community.

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Campus Safety and Security

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 growth

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Textbooks

LTSP's online bookstore with eCampus.com 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 your student account, and search a large selection of new, used, rental, and eTextbook inventory.

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Denominations

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.

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Black Church Studies

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) offers theological education to church leaders, representing a range of denominations, that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community in a number of different areas.

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Lutheran Studies Program

If you are planning to prepare for a career in a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, you are encouraged to begin the candidacy process with your synod one year prior to the time you plan to enter seminary. The ELCA offers the TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries) process as an alternative program of preparation for ordination. It is for exceptional persons who are identified for ministry in a specific context and complete theological education (non-MDiv degree) and candidacy requirements.

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Anglican Studies Program

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has long expressed an ecumenical partnership with the ECUSA through a relationship with the Diocese of Pennsylvania. 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.

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Mission and Vision

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.

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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 the Admissions staff.

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A Conversation with the President - You are Invited!

LTSP President David Lose

LTSP invites you to engage in conversation with President David Lose about the future of the church — and what kind of seminary we need to help us move into God’s preferred future for us. Conversations held between October 23 and January 8.

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150th Anniversary Celebration

LTSP 150th Anniversary

The Thursday, October 16, 2014, Gala Banquet is SOLD OUT!

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Archives Advocate

The Archives Advocate is the publication of The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia.

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Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel

The gathering of the LTSP community around Word and Sacrament stands at the core of our life together, continuing to shape who we are and how we live, learn, and serve. Music and liturgy frame our engagement with the Word and reflect a variety of styles and traditions. Students, faculty, and staff work together to plan and lead worship, with worship opportunities through the week from early morning prayer to late night compline.

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Luther 2017 Commemoration

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of what became known as the Reformation. It has been almost 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg in what is now Germany.

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The Legacy of Grover and Irma Wright

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 of the scholarship was celebrated at a special signing ceremony at LTSP on August 27, 2010, and the Legacy of Dr. Wright and his wife, Irma, continue to be celebrated by LTSP.

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Cookin' With Who?

Cookin' with Who?

Community “chefs” will compete for the Mt. Airy Platinum Spatula at this 4th edition of the annual event! Save the Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Brossman Center

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Cookin' with Who? : Meet the Chefs

Cookin' with Who?

Meet the chefs competing at Cookin' with Who? for the coveted Mt. Airy Platinum Spatula and People's Choice!

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Cookin' with Who? : Advertise!

Cookin' with Who?

Purchase an advertisement in the 2014 Cookin' with Who? program! Support Cookin' with Who? and reach your friends and neighbors in the community!

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Seminary Partners

The seminary is part of an interlocking network of faith communities and learning centers.

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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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Institute for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue

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.

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Theological Education with Youth

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TEY is Totally Excellent Youth. TEY is Transforming Events with Youth. TEY is Thoughtful Explorations with Youth.

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Intersections Institute

The Intersections Institute is a partnership of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries, social ministry organizations, and schools of business that will provide graduate and continuing education opportunities that integrate the study of theology and management to form leaders who can successfully navigate the changing environment in which the church serves all God's people.

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Asian Theological Summer Institute

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An annual mentoring program for doctoral students of Asian heritage supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The 2015 Institute is Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, 2015 - applications open now through February 2, 2015.

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Muhlenberg 300

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, along with Muhlenberg College, are marking the tercentenary of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg’s birth in 2011 as an opportunity to celebrate the importance of his legacy to the American colonies and his place as patriarch and pillar of Lutheranism in North America.

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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."