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“Ministry Leadership in a Digital Age” Convocation – watch the recording

Watch the recording of the convocation by the Rev. Keith Anderson. STM 2002, Pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA, Pr. Anderson is author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in Wireless World and often writes and speaks on ministry in the digital age and outside of the walls of the church. Learn more

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PS Portions – February 2015

In February’s PS Portions, President David Lose asks, “Have you started praying yet for next year’s LTSP students?” Plus stories on the 2015 El Salvador Travel Seminar, LTSP DMin students talk about their ministry and why they are studying for a DMin, an update in the February 17 dedication of the Bornemann harpsichord, ELCA seminary leaders respond, updates on Preaching with Power and Spring Convocation 2015, plus Class Notes and LTSP notes – and more…

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“The Fruit of the Vine” course starting in March – Live, and Online at your convenience

“In Vino, Veritas: The History, Spirituality, and Theology of Wine” is the theme of our next special course offering – starting March 14 and continuing for 5 sessions into April. The Latin phrase in vino, veritas, “in wine, truth,” can be read many ways. This course explores the history, spirituality, and theology of wine. Examples from the history of religions, art, music, Jewish and Christian Scripture and tradition will help us discover the true vine, in, with, and under the fruit of the vine.

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Spring Convocation 2015: Registration now open!

Explore how leaders in the church are both challenged and blessed by the edges we encounter at Spring Convocation 2015. Join us Monday, April 27 – Tuesday, April 28, 2015 on the LTSP campus!
HIGHLIGHTS: Monday evening: cookout and social gathering (children welcome!) Tuesday Program: learning sessions by President David Lose and Pastor Leila Ortiz, LTSP PhD Candidate. Tuesday evening: faculty reception; Easter Vespers worship; the annual Banquet with presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards and “State of the Seminary” address by President Lose. Learn more and register today!

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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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Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal Day for Women: Register today!

“How Firm a Foundation”

is the theme for LTSP’s ninth annual Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal Women’s Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Discounted registration including refreshments and lunch is $40 if you register by February 28, 2015

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Alumni Board & Distinguished Alumni Award 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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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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