Preaching with Power coming March 15 – March 19

The Thirty-third Anniversary of Preaching with Power brings outstanding preaching, teaching, and an African American Sacred Music Concert to Philadelphia. Proceeds from Preaching with Power benefit the J. Q. Jackson Scholarship Fund.

Join us Sunday, March 15 – Thursday, March 19, 2015 – this year’s preachers and lecturer include Bishop Richard F. Norris, Dr. Leslie D. Callahan, The Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, The Rev. Barry C. Black, The Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, and The Rev. Olu Brown, plus an African American Sacred Music Concert and a pre-Preaching with Power Worship Service at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ on Sunday, March 15 with Dr. Quintin L. Robertson preaching at 7:30 am and Dr. J. Louis Felton preaching at 10:45 am.

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PS Portions – January 2015

In this issue: President David Lose reflects on Forming Communities of Hope, plus stories on Revival in East Lansdowne: Alumnus Moses Suah-Dennis’s ground-breaking ministry, Namibia’s pioneering woman: Magdalena Ya-Shalongo holds two LTSP degrees, An LTSP Teach-In explores “Moving beyond racism and violence,” Seminary Director of Music Ministries Michael Krentz: Inheriting a rich seminary legacy (and the newly renovated Bornemann harpsichord, “Shining In, Shining Out” – Project Connect Hosts Discernment Retreat – along with Class Notes, LTSP Notes, upcoming events and learning opportunities.

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Alumni Board Nominations – you can still nominate!

LTSP alumni! Now is the time to submit your nominations for Alumni Board members and Distinguished Alumni 2015. Make your submissions online now! Nomination period extended…

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LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award – Nominations still accepted!

LTSP Alumni! Do you know a colleague in ministry who… Has given distinguished and faithful service in parish ministry? Has made a significant contribution to the greater church? Is distinguished for service in the world? Has made a contribution to the life of LTSP? Nominate them for the Distinguished Alumni Award 2015! Nomination period extended! Submit your nominations today!

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Wet Toes Weekend is next week – There’s Still Time to Register!

Friday-Sunday FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015 | Wet Toes Weekend is a great way to get your feet wet and see what LTSP seminary life is like. We will accompany you as you discern how you will respond to the invitation of Jesus. Together we will explore “moving forward in faith.” The weekend is for anyone thinking about earning a seminary degree. REGISTER TODAY! SPACE IS LIMITED!

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Seminars on Educational Ministry in Congregations

Continuing through April! – This Saturday, Jan. 31: Sunday School and Young Adult Ministry 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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“Reflections on a Ministry Career of Facilitating Extraordinary Congregational Growth”

The Rev. Dr. Alyn Wallerwith The Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller, Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia

Click here to view the recording of the Nov. 1 event.

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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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