PS Portions – October 2014

From the President: Now What?
DavidLose-crop2-webEvery once in a while, someone will share something with you – a story, a recollection, a funny scene – only to conclude by saying, “You really had to be there.” I feel a little bit like that with regard to the 150th Anniversary celebration. From the time shared with Phil Krey and his family Thursday afternoon to recognize his fifteen years as president and twenty-five years of service to the school, to the service of thanksgiving at the original site of LTSP in downtown Philadelphia, to the gala – and it really was a gala! – banquet filled with moving tributes, prayers, and song (not to mention dinner and dancing!), you really had to be there to take it all in. In this issue we bring you highlights from the celebration, along with stories about the Urban Theological Institute’s own 34th Celebration, and more.

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Prospective Student Day: Saturday, Nov. 8

Interested in degree programs (MDiv, MAR, MAPL, DMin, STM, PhD), certificate programs, or lay theological educational programs? Join us at the next Prospective Student Day! Prospective Student Day is designed to inform prospective students on the educational programs offered as well as financial aid and admission processes, and more. Meet others feeling called to theological learning! Learn more and register here…

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A Conversation with the President – You are Invited! Next Nov. 5 in Baltimore & Nov. 7 in Bethlehem.

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 now and January 8. Learn more about the events and where to find the dates, locations, and registration information…

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This coming Saturday – Register Now!: “Reflections on a Ministry Career of Facilitating Extraordinary Congregational Growth”

“Reflections on a Ministry Career of Facilitating Extraordinary Congregational Growth”
with The Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller,
The Rev. Dr. Alyn WallerSenior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia
• Saturday, November 1 •
• 9:30 am – noon •
• Live On the LTSP Campus and Online •
• Free! Open to all! •

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LTSP 150 Timeline now online!

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…

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Coming in November – The 4th Annual Community Event!

Community “chefs” will compete for the Mt. Airy Platinum Spatula at this 4th edition of the annual event! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! • VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CHEF!
Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Brossman Center

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PS Portions – October 4 Anniversary Edition

October 4, 2014 marks the 150th Anniversary of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. On this date 150 years ago, the first professors of the new seminary were formally installed in a ceremony at St. John’s Church on Race Street, Philadelphia. In this special issue of PS Portions, we look back and look forward, and introduce the Commemorative Issue of PS, the magazine of Philadelphia Seminary. Thanks be to God! See the latest issue…

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October 7: Dr. Larry Rasmussen presenting Lazareth Lecture

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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