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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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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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A Conversation with the President – You are Invited! This coming Thursday in Metro NY

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 October 23 and January 8. Learn more about the events and where to find the dates, locations, and registration information...

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Exploring Series: “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 •
• 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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Vocation and Discernment

Good News! God is still very active in this world! Through the Holy Spirit, people of faith are called to be followers of Jesus Christ in their various vocations in life, whether they be plumbers or painters, teachers or...

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Office for Philanthropy

Contact information for the staff of LTSP's Office for Philanthropy. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Community

Muhlenberg 300

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, along with Muhlenberg College, are marking the tercentenary of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg’s birth in 2011 as an opportunity to celebrate the importance of his legacy to the American colonies and his place as...

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Thank You for Giving

Thank you for your contribution! Your generous gift blesses LTSP in so many ways, but also has far reaching effects.

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

The DOCTOR of PHILOSOPHY (PhD) program at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) equips persons for vocations of teaching and research and for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice in accord with the standards of the Association of...

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Denominations

Anglican Studies Program

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has long expressed an ecumenical partnership with the ECUSA through a relationship with the Diocese of Pennsylvania. For more than thirty-five years Episcopal seminarians have been receiving theological education at LTSP.  In today's climate, we welcome those...

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Wet Toes Weekend

Friday-Sunday FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015 | Wet Toes Weekend is a great way to get your feet wet and see what LTSP seminary life is like. We will accompany you as you discern how you will respond to the invitation...

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Luther 2017 Commemoration

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of what became known as the Reformation. It has been almost 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg...

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Glossary of Terms

This page outlines a glossary of commonly heard terms.

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Contextual Education

Internship and Practicum

Internship is not an academic requirement for the MDiv degree but is an ecclesiastical requirement for ordination by the ELCA and some other denominations. Students needing internship should plan to do it between the second and third academic years.

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"Centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia seeks to educate and form public leaders who are committed to developing and nurturing individual believers and communities of faith for engagement in the world."