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LTSP Notes – December 2014

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, Ministerium of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Church History at LTSP, was honored for his long service to the school with the addition of his portrait to those of other distinguished faculty. Photoat left, Prof. Wengert with David Lose and Kiran Sebastian (photo Lori Kirk)/at right with Erik Heen and Kiran Sebastian (photo Kiran Sebastian).

David Lose, Tim Wengert, Kiran Sebastian

Erik Heen, Tim Wengert, Kiran Sebastian

Tim Wengert and Ingrid Fath Wengert


Unveiling the portrait with the Rev. Ingrid Fath Wengert (photo Karyn Wiseman)








Dr. Wengert visited LTSP alumna Magdalena Ya-Shalongo while stopping in Namibia during a trip he made to Africa this fall (photo Magdalena Ya-Shalongo).

Magdalena Ya-Shalongo and Timothy Wengert


The Rev. Dr. Nelson Rivera, Associate Professor, Systematic Theology and Hispanic Ministry; Director of the Latino Concentration

Two presentations at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ardmore, PA: one on Darwin’s Evolution, and another on Darwin and Divinity.

The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

Teaching a three week Adult Education series in December at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church on “The Bible and the Contemporary Middle East.”

The Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian, Dean of the Seminary; H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures; Director, Multicultural Mission Resource Center

Recently published article:“Engaging Multiculturalism as Public Theologians,” in International Journal of Public Theology, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2014), pp. 335 – 343.

Book review of Robert N. Bellah’s Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age, available here.

Continues to serve as Contributing Editor for Mission Studies (the journal of the International Association for Mission Studies); as Member of the Awards Committee for the Manfred Lautenschlager Award for Theological Promise; and as Co-editor of the ‘Postcolonialism and Religions’ series of Palgrave Macmillan.

Presented a paper entitled “’Wandering Arameans?’ Interrogating identity in a diasporic society: Dalitness in Indian hyphenated Americans,” at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics Seminar and the Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies Section on November 23rd, 2014 in San Diego, CA.

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