LTSP Alumni: Here's your opportunity to vote for your Alumni Board members and president. Your vote counts! Voting closes Friday, April 24.Learn More >
From the President – Metanoia Metanoia. It is one of the key terms of Lent. We often translate it as repentance, changing one’s behavior in response to spiritual conversion. But it might also be translated as a turning...Learn More >
Bequest will be split evenly between organizations
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) today, March 11, 2015, jointly announced the receipt of a more than $14.5 million bequest that will be split evenly between the two organizations.
The bequests of over $7.2 million to each organization were made by the late Helen Nicholson Palmer of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, who passed away in December 2012. Her husband, Frank R. Palmer, who died in 1992, was the former president and CEO of Carpenter Technology Corp., also of Wyomissing.
Watch the recording of the convocation by the Rev. Keith Anderson. STM 2002, Pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA, Pr. Anderson is author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in Wireless World and often writes and speaks on ministry in the digital age and outside of the walls of the church.
Explore how leaders in the church are both challenged and blessed by the edges we encounter at Spring Convocation 2015. Join us Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 on the LTSP campus!
HIGHLIGHTS: Monday evening: cookout and social gathering (children welcome!) Tuesday Program: learning sessions by President David Lose and Pastor Leila Ortiz, LTSP PhD Candidate, plus "Worshipping on the Edge" by the Rev. Kevin Strickland, Director of Worship, ELCA. Tuesday evening: faculty reception; Easter Vespers worship and dedication of the Bornemann Harpsichord; the annual Banquet with presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards and "State of the Seminary" address by President Lose. Learn more and register today!
“How Firm a Foundation”
is the theme for LTSP’s ninth annual Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal Women’s Day
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm
LTSP offers a Certificate in Social Ministry and Church to persons who complete a set of eight courses at the seminary and who have also completed a degree of Master of Social Work (MSW).Go To Certificate in Social Ministry and Church >
TEY is Totally Excellent Youth. TEY is Transforming Events with Youth. TEY is Thoughtful Explorations with Youth.Go To Theological Education with Youth >
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.Go To Mission and Vision >
The MASTER of ARTS in RELIGION (MAR) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) prepares students for further academic study and ministerial leadership in the Christian Church.Go To Master of Arts in Religion >
The gathering of the LTSP community around Word and Sacrament stands at the core of our life together, continuing to shape who we are and how we live, learn, and serve. Music and liturgy frame our engagement with the...Go To Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel >
An annual mentoring program for doctoral students of Asian heritage supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The 2015 Institute is Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, 2015.Go To Asian Theological Summer Institute >
CPE is an ecclesiastical (not academic) requirement for ordination by the ELCA and some other denominations. Designed to provide an intensive pastoral care experience coupled with deep reflection and discernment, CPE offers students the opportunity to hone their listening...Go To Clinical Pastoral Education >
Have questions about Courses, Credits, and Test-Outs?Go To Contact the Registrar >
All First Theological Degree-Level student whose MDiv studies have been undertaken at a non-ELCA seminary, if seeking ordination in the ELCA, are required to “affiliate” with an ELCA seminary. The seminary assists the student’s ordination process, oversees the student’s...Go To Affiliated Students >
This is the academic calendar that contains all dates of note for the 2014-2015 year.Go To Academic Calendar >
Assessment of student learning at LTSP is the systematic collection of information about student learning, using the time, knowledge, expertise and resources available, in order to inform decisions about how to improve student learning.Go To Student Learning Assessment >
The MASTER of SACRED THEOLOGY (STM) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) emphasizes academic accomplishment, providing fuller mastery of an area or discipline of theological study.Go To Master of Sacred Theology >
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...Go To Vocation and Discernment >
The primary responsibilities of the LTSP Security Office are: Protection of life and property Prevention of crime Providing service to members of the seminary community while concurrently preserving an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational goals and personal growthGo To Campus Safety and Security >
This beautiful stained glass window was installed in the Krauth Memorial Library in March 1975. It is a memorial to Professor John W. Doberstein, whose friends had contributed funds for it in his memory.Go To The Doberstein Window >
A major component in the seminary’s educational program is the 200,000 volume Krauth Memorial Library. It boasts one of the finest scholarly collections of any Lutheran institution in America and it houses archives of five of the seminary’s supporting...Go To History of the Library >
LTSP is an excellent place to work. The seminary's park-like campus in the Mt. Airy section of Northwest Philadelphia is convenient to both Septa Chestnut Hill East and Chestnut Hill West lines. We currently have the position of Vice...Go To Employment >
A compilation of stories and media from the Inauguration Weekend events is in the December 16, 2014 PS Portions.Go To The Inauguration of David J. Lose as LTSP President >
Learn more about the ways that LTSP can help you continue your education as a church leader or interested lay person, including Non-Credit Continuing Education, Certificate Program in Lutheran Church Leadership, Biblical Insights on Faithful Leadership, Seminars on Educational...Go To Continuing Education >
The Thirty-third Anniversary of Preaching with Power brings outstanding preaching, teaching, and an African American Sacred Music Concert to Philadelphia. Proceeds from Preaching with Power benefit the J. Q. Jackson Scholarship Fund. Sunday, March 15 - Thursday, March 19,...Go To Preaching with Power 2015 – Preachers >
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia offers degrees in The Master of Divinity, The Master of Arts in Religion, The Master of Arts in Public Leadership, The Master of Sacred Theology, and The Doctor of Ministry.Go To Admissions Policies & Information >