Posted by LTSP Communications on July 13, 2016 at 12:08 am.
In July’s PS Portions: LTSP President David Lose talks about “Hope,” LTSP Professor Katie Day reflects on her trip with Professor Storm Swain to the commemoration of the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, UTI Director Quintin Robertson gives an update on the UTI, meet DMin Studies Coordinator Allison deForest, the Dedication of the Augustana Museum, and President David Lose’s address at Spring Convocation – plus Class Notes and LTSP Notes.
Posted by LTSP Communications on July 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm.
Hope. It’s different than optimism.
That may seem like a distinction without much of a difference, but on that score I beg to disagree. Optimism, you see, is the belief that things will always get better, circumstances will naturally improve, present challenges will eventually pass, and so are not to be worried about.
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This past June, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s the Rev. Dr. Katie Day and the Rev. Dr. Storm Swain traveled to “Mother Emanuel” AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, to attend events commemorating the Charleston Massacre, where nine people were shot and killed at Bible Study while praying — the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, the Rev. Sharonda Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, the Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Myra Thompson, and the Rev. Daniel Simmons, Sr. The following are Prof. Day’s reflections on the events marking the tragedy.
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The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson, Director of The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, gives an update on the UTI, how UTI is preparing leaders in the changing context of the church, and how his work in interim ministry and Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Associate Professor the Rev. Dr. Wayne Croft’s ministry as pastor of a congregation in West Chester inform their teaching and learning.
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The Rev. Allison deForest is a pastor, an LTSP PhD student, and Coordinator of DMin Studies at LTSP. Meet Pr. deForest in this video, where she talks about how she combines these different roles, and discusses how LTSP’s DMin program offers relevant learning in a changing world of ministry and the church.
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The Augustana Museum of the Augustana Institute at the Lutheran Archives Center was dedicated on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The dedication included a short service with Officiant the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonas Jonson, Bishop Emeritus, Strängnäs stift Church of Sweden, and a tour of the museum, located in The Brossman Center.
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LTSP President the Rev. Dr. David Lose talked abut the “state of the seminary” and the New Venture with Gettysburg Seminary in his address at the 2016 Spring Convocation.
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Class Notes this month on the Rev. Taryn Montgomery, DMin student the Rev. Alfredo Oviedo, Evan E. Boyd, and marriages of the Rev. Alina Gayeuski and Daniel Smith, and of Louis Michael Bugno and Daniel Joseph Rawleigh.
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In this month’s LTSP Notes, The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton is joining the Hartford Seminary faculty, and the death of Agnes Bornemann.
Posted by LTSP Communications on June 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm.
In this issue of PS Portions, President David Lose considers the atmosphere of fear in “Do Not Be Afraid,” the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger answers questions to “Dear Librarian,” Spring Convocation 2016 Report, “Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God,” The 152nd Commencement, Preaching with Power 2016 videos, Breidegam Connector Dedication, 10th Anniversary of the Asian Theological Summer Institute, Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge, June LTSP Notes and Class Notes, and more…
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I’ve been struck by two things while trying to follow Karl Barth’s advice this spring. A Swiss theologian and pastor, Barth was also perhaps the leading Protestant theologian of the 20th century, and he was fond of saying that good preachers hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. And so while reading both the Scriptures and the newspaper, I’ve first noticed how frequently fear seems to be the topic of the day.
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As the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger prepares for retirement after 17 years of service at LTSP, he reflects on one of his positions at LTSP – Director of the Krauth Memorial Library.
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“COURAGE Moving Forward…” was the theme of the 2016 Spring Convocation of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12, 2016. There was time for learning, fellowship, and renewing acquaintances with alumni and friends of LTSP, and events including the Alumni/Faculty Reception, Easter Vespers, and the annual banquet where Distinguished Alumni were recognized.
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After 17 years, the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger (MDiv 1980) is retiring from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Dr. Krueger’s farewell presentation, on May 12, 2016, was entitled, “Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God.” It highlighted the marginal notes in books that belonged to some noteworthy individuals, books now housed in the Rare Book Room of the library. View a video of the lecture and photos from the event.
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The 152nd Commencement of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) saw 55 seminarians receive certificates and degrees in recognition and celebration of their completion of theological studies. Commencement was held Tuesday, May 18, 2016, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. View videos, photos and more…
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For the thirty-fourth year, Preaching with Power, sponsored by the Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), brought outstanding preaching, teaching, and a Celebration of Music in the African American Church to Philadelphia. Watch videos of the preaching events, the convocation on “Terrorism in America — Sacred Places,” and a slide show of the music celebration.
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The Breidegam Connector, which joins the Krauth Memorial Library and The Brossman Center on the LTSP campus, provides new gathering space and accessibility to the historic library building. The community gathered on June 2, 2016, to dedicate the Connector, thank generous donors and funders of the project, and celebrate this new asset to the LTSP and wider community.
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The Asian Theological Summer Institute at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, celebrating its 10th year, brought sixteen doctoral students of Asian heritage to the LTSP campus for a week of mentorship, learning, and fellowship. The 10th Institute convened from May 31 – June 4, 2016.
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Seminarian John Heidgerd (MDiv 2015), serving his internship year at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, New York City, was among eight students – one from each of the seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – to be part of the Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge. John’s presentation was on “The Soul Cafe.” John describes The Soul Cafe and the Challenge in a short video.
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LTSP Notes for June include new staff members Mercedes Lee and Karol Mason, Farewell and Godspeed to Profs. Kevin Moroney and Derek Woodard-Lehman, and recent activities by Profs. Katie Day, Nelson Rivera and Karyn Wiseman.
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In the June Class Notes, LAMPa “Serve Speak Pray Award” Recipients, updates on Jennifer Baker-Trinity, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, the Rev. Tiffany Chaney, Caroline Dunleavy, the Rev. Dr. Wylie Johnson, the Rev. David Kistler, The Rev. Janet Gasbarro, and the Rev. Walton R. Horn, along with the deaths of the Rev. John Chalupa, the Rev. Robert Bush, The Reverend Clarence D. “Hap” Reeser, the Rev. Richard C. Wolf, and the Rev. George David Hanssen.
Posted by LTSP Communications on March 23, 2016 at 11:09 am.
In the March 2016 PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose reflects on “A goal as large as it is important,” consider “Finding seminary where you are,” Jeremiah A. Wright Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies Wayne E. Croft, Sr., reflects on “God Still Moves Stones,” a photo essay from Preaching with Power 2016, Spring Convocation 2016, Seminarians presented Awards and Scholarships, Support LTSP through Amazon Smile!, plus LTSP Notes and Class Notes…
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It’s a goal as large as it is important: full tuition scholarships for all LTSP students.
We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from all quarters of the church to this initiative thus far, as people recognize the need to provide much more support to our students. Along with the positive comments, I have also heard several questions that I will try to address here.
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If you asked me to give you a tour of the seminary I attended, I’d bring you to the Starbucks on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York. I’d show you the large black table where I would spread my theology textbooks and Greek New Testament book. I’d point out the power outlet that played such an essential role in my study sessions. I’d introduce you to George and Peggy, my non-matriculating, unintentional classmates. And I’d tell you that if you really wanted to understand my full seminary experience then you should order a small bowl of oatmeal and a grande blonde roast.
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Wayne E. Croft, Sr., Jeremiah A. Wright Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies, shares a reflection for the season: Ever since the time of Jesus critics like pre-Christian Albert Henry Ross have been attempting to disprove Jesus’ resurrection. It has been documented that once Jesus was entombed Jewish authorities took extraordinary measures to ensure that Christ’s body could not be moved or stolen. They were well aware of his prediction that he would rise from the dead on the third day, and as far as they were concerned this could only happen if the disciples stole his body.
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For the thirty-forth year, Preaching with Power, sponsored by the Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), brought outstanding preaching, teaching, and a Celebration of Music in the African American Church to Philadelphia. Here’s a recap of the week in photos – recordings will be online with the April edition of PS Portions.
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Alumni! Voting is now open for Alumni Board representatives! Vote today here, and come to Spring Convocation to see the results and join us for COURAGE Moving Forward…
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A number of awards and scholarships are presented to LTSP seminarians each year. See some of this year’s recipients.
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If you’re an Amazon.com shopper, your shopping activity can benefit LTSP! It’s easy, all you need to do is click on the smile.amazon.com link on the LTSP home page before you make a purchase and Amazon will donate to the LTSP Foundation.
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In LTSP Notes for March: The Librarian’s Next Chapter, Library Connector Update, Welcome Vincent Dent, and Three Days Retreat, plus faculty updates from the Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian and the Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman.