Ministry Day 2015 – Saturday, June 13 – Join us!

Ministry Day 2015 offers you the opportunity to • Discuss topics relevant for building a dynamic ministry • Meet other emerging preachers and church leaders • Worship and praise • Explore your call to ministry • Attend workshops taught by leading pastors and professors | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Register today!

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Open House May 30! The UTI Certificate program is coming to West Chester!

The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has partnered with St. Paul’s Baptist Church of West Chester, Pennsylvania, to offer its Certificate Programs in Christian Ministry and Church Leadership at St. Paul’s beginning September, 2015. You are cordially invited to attend an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 30. Learn the details and register today!

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Join us for Summer Term!

LTSP offers a Summer Term full of learning opportunities! Why not take advantage of these outstanding course offerings to build and sharpen your skills? Register online today!

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PS Portions: April 2015

In April’s PS Portions: From the President — “We’re Listening”; Louise Johnson named 14th President of Wartburg Seminary; Social media has inspired an expansive notion of ‘sacred space’; A Confederate soldier’s LTSP journey brought to light by a more recent graduate; Preaching with Power 2015 — Recap (including videos and photos from the events); Dealing with Assumptions about Muslims; May 19 commencement will feature remarks by Middle East peace advocate Dr. Mitri Raheb; Class and LTSP Notes; and more…

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Special Courses this June and July to equip and rejuvenate your ministries!

Special Courses this June and July to equip and rejuvenate your ministries, lead by outstanding voices in each field: The Church in the City (June 1-5), The Stewardship of Bricks and Mortar (June 8-12), and Revitalizing Congregations through Worship (July 6–10). Registration is open – register online!

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Visit the LTSP 150 Timeline online – new content added!

Explore the 150 years of LTSP history – not to mention connections to Martin Luther, Swedish Lutherans, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, and more on the special LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline website. You’ll find stories, video, images and more content looking back at the first 150 years of LTSP. Plus, share your memories, stories, and wishes throughout the site…

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Seminars on Educational Ministry in Congregations

Continuing through April! – Next Session Saturday, February 21: Biblical Literacy in Congregations—Erik Heen One-day seminars/ workshops on select Saturdays, exploring various facets of educational ministries in congregations. Open to LTSP students, pastors, and Christian educators (available for credit, CE and not for credit). The seminars are open to students (for credit) and to interested pastors and Christian educators (for non-credit or continuing education credit).

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Americans, the Bible and the “Middle East” – you can still participate online!

The “Middle East,” as it is commonly known by Americans, has been a land of fascination, frustration, and fear. Yet most Americans know little about the tapestry of its peoples, languages, cultures, and religions other than what they experience through American media. Come and spend five sessions with LTSP Professor David D. Grafton as we explore the “Middle East” as American Christians. Presented live on campus and online – registration open to all!

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Dr. Larry Rasmussen: 2014 Lazareth Lecture – Watch the Recording

Larry L. Rasmussen, ThD, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, presented 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.” Click here to view a recording of the lecture.

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Fall Semester is here – some useful links

LTSP offers many learning opportunities for continuing education, adult learning, and matriculated students. Go to these pages for more information and links to register for courses:

Non-Degree, Continuing Education, and Auditing Students
Marticulated First Theological Level
Matriculated Advanced Level (Graduate School)

You’ll find class schedules here.

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Prof. Storm Swain comments on the Philadelphia Eleven

Prof. Storm Swain The Rev. Dr. Storm Swain, LTSP Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Theology and Director of Anglican Studies, talked with WHYY’s Newsworks Tonight about the “Philadelphia Eleven,” as the eleven women were ordained for the first time as Episcopal priests at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia 40 years ago are known. You can read the story and hear the report including comments from Prof. Swain on the Newsworks website.

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Luther – Yesterday and Today… an adult learning series – Register Today, Starts Saturday!

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.

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