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LTSP Notes – September-October 2014

The Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman, Associate Professor of Homiletics; Director of United Methodist Studies

KarynWisemanClimateMarch-webSeptember 21 – Attended the People’s Climate March in NYC with 400,000 other persons interested in issues related to the climate and sustaining Mother Earth.

September 23-25 – Moderating one session and presenting at an event for the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church on the Future of Worship and Preaching, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH

October 1 – Preaching and Presiding in Chapel at LTSP

October 5 – Preaching at Saint Timothy Lutheran Church in Aston, PA

October 9 – Philadelphia Liturgical Institute Keynote Speaker on “Liturgical Preaching”

October 11-12 – Preaching four worship services at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for their Stewardship Weekend

Blog contributor – Wabash Center “Race Matters in the Classroom” – October 15, 2014

October 26 – Workshop presenter at Pennsylvania Power and Light Annual Conference on preaching/teaching about climate change

Dr. Michael Krentz, AiM


Dr. Michael Krentz, AiM, Director of Music Ministries and Seminary Cantor, and Director of the TEEM Program

Led a session for the Synodically Authorized Lay Ministers of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod (ELCA) on September 20. The topic of the class was “Lutheran Worship.” He also played for the “Organ Plus” recital sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists on September 6.


The Rev. Wayne Croft, Sr., DMin, PhD, Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies

From Prof. Wayne Croft:

“The Care Center, which is a day care center in West Chester, Pennsylvania, was in need of some playground equipment and our church, St. Paul’s Baptist Church of West Chester, donated the funds for the center to purchase the equipment. I attended the dedication ceremony as I was informed that the center was dedicating the playground in honor of me and the church. The center presented me personally with a plaque, and a larger plaque will be placed on top of the center’s entrance door.

Key to West Chester

“Key to the City” of West Chester

To my further surprise, the Mayor of West Chester, Carolyn Comitta, along with Councilwoman Cassandra Jones, was present. In recognition for my work and leadership in West Chester. and the difference the mayor said I have made in West Chester in less than 2 years, she presented me with the Key to the City of West Chester.

West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta, Prof. Wayne Croft, Dr. Lisa Croft

West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta, Prof. Wayne Croft, Dr. Lisa Croft


My Life For Yours coverThe Rev. Dr. Frederick Borsch, past professor of Anglican Studies, has published his latest, a fiction book titled My Life for Yours. Dr. Borsch notes, “My Life for Yours is not as serious as Our First Atom Bomb: an All-American Story or as poetic as Parade: Poems of Dark and Light Alike, and it is far from a great American novel, but it has its moments and it was fun to write. I think you’ll get a kick out of it.”

My Life for Yours is available from Amazon in a paperback and Kindle edition. From the book description:

Harold Barnes, the recently retired Head and Master Teacher of Westview Academy, dies of a heart attack in a southern California gym. Or did he? Was he somehow alive again in the body of a much younger man? There is his obituary in the Los Angeles Times along with stories of the O.J. Simpson murders. What now will happen to his relationships with family and friends? And what of the young man whose identity and family and friends he must now discover? What happens to him? Could he, for his own reasons, be trying to make a new story of his life? How will he or the two of them make a living? Whose mysterious and at times comical, at times harrowing story is this?

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