The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has begun its 2014-2015 – and 150th – academic year with a series of events, including the Tuesday convocation lecture Scola Transplantanda, presented by Director of the Krauth Memorial Library and Professor of the History of Christianity the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, along with the beginning of the call of the Rev. Dr. David Lose as seminary president. A full report, with stories, recordings and more, will be in the Back To School issue of PS Portions, coming September 2. Be looking for Portions in your email and at Ltsp.edu! in the photo: Alex Zuber is part of the first cohort in the new Co-op (Master of Divinity Co-operative Model) program
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!
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.
Gala ticket discount ends Aug. 31! Order your tickets today – learn more on the Gala Banquet web page.
Advertise in the 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book! In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of LTSP, the annual issue of PS magazine will be a special anniversary commemorative edition. This complimentary printed special edition of PS magazine is included with a purchase of a ticket to the October 16 Anniversary Gala Banquet! You’re invited to advertise in the magazine and support the seminary – learn more here.
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:
You’ll find class schedules here.
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!
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.
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 now, and more content coming through the year as we approach the Anniversary Celebrations in October. Plus, share your memories, stories, and wishes throughout the site…