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LTSP Notes – September 2016

Faith on the Avenue featured in Breidegam Connection Exhibition Space

Faith on the Avenue cover

Collaborators Edd Conboy and Katie Day

Collaborators Edd Conboy and Katie Day

Faith on the Avenue, Religion on a City Street (2014, Oxford Press), written by LTSP Charles A. Scheiren Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Metropolitan/Urban Concentration the Rev. Dr. Katie Day with photographs by Edd Conboy, was the subject of the first exhibit in the new Breidegam Connector. From the over 70 photographs in the book, a selection is on display the connector’s ground floor, and a reception was held was held Wednesday, September 7 to mark the opening.

From the publisher:

“Based on five years of in-depth research, including interviews and demographic analysis, Faith on the Avenue draws on Germantown Avenue’s rich history, from the earliest settlements of Swedish, Dutch and German immigrants to the Revolutionary War, the Yellow Fever Epidemic, the Underground Railroad, Civil Rights Movement and the beginnings of many American faith traditions. A crucial resource for urban policymakers and leaders of urban congregations.”

The photographs in Faith on the Avenue illustrate the diverse worship communities which call the avenue home, from “megachurches” to storefront congregations, and representing a wide range of faith traditions.

view a slide show from the exhibition opening:

click to view the exhibition opening gallery

Faculty Updates

The Rev. Dr. Karyn L. WisemanThe Rev. Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman
Associate Dean for First Theological Degrees, Associate Professor of Homiletics, and Director of United Methodist Studies


I preach two times per month at Gloria Dei Church in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Next dates are October 1 and 2. Watch sermons from 9/11, 9/24 and 9/25 (partnered with Pastor – and LTSP alumnus – Jim Goodyear), and others on the Gloria Dei website.

Prof. Karyn Wiseman and Pr. Lisa JesterPreached the Ordination Service for Pastor Lisa Jester on August 20 at Gloria Dei Church (photo at right).


Wrote a commentary for ONScripture for July 8 on Luke 12: 32-42, “Standing with Blue and Black Lives: It’s Not a Binary Choice.” The commentary was picked up by Day1, Huffington Post, and Sojourners.

Write a new commentary for ONScripture for September 11 on Luke 15: 1-10.

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