The annual Rest, Refreshment, and Renewal is celebrating 10 years! Come and be a part through worship including reflections and thoughts from Sylvia Havlish, the Eucharist, Bible study, and workshops, plus time for reflection, an intergenerational panel looking at women who have been a positive influence on our lives, and more! Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 8:45 am until 3:00 pm | LTSP Campus
Invite your friends and members of your congregation – Register online today!
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LTSG) today announced a dramatic increase in the amount of financial aid each school is giving students, including making full-tuition scholarships available to all new full-time, ELCA rostered leader candidates studying in residence. “In partnership with the ELCA, our supporting Synods, and many faithful congregations and individuals, we decided the time is right to make seminary education far more affordable for our students,” declared Presidents Michael Cooper-White (LTSG) and David Lose (LTSP). In addition to this generous offer for new students, the schools also expect to increase scholarships for all current full-time enrollees.Learn More >
LTSP alumni! There's still time to submit your nominations for Alumni Board members. Make your submissions online now!
Spring Convocation: Monday-Tuesday, April 11-12, 2016
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“Our God” and “Your God”: Christian Faith Among Other Faiths – On Campus and Online starting Feb. 18!
Five consecutive Thursdays, February 18-March 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm -- Live on the LTSP campus OR online webinar -- Presenter: The Rev. Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar, Luther D. Reed Professor of Systematic Theology, LTSP -- This short course explores some of the challenges in Christian relations with people of other religions in a pluralistic society, examining a number of critical theological issues. Learn more and register today!Learn More >
Preaching with Power returns this March! Highlights for the 34th year include a Celebration of Music in the African American Church, a discussion of Terrorism in America — Sacred Places, plus powerful preaching by the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Bishop Violet L. Fisher, the Rev. Jocelyn K. Hart, the Rev. Julian DeShazier, and Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Come! Be inspired!Learn More >
January's PS Portions includes President David Lose's reflection on Isaiah 43:19 - “I am about to do a new thing. Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?” plus a look at the Distributed Learning MDiv Pathway: It's Possible!, a Q&A with President Lose on the “Proposal for a New School of Theology and Leadership Formation,” What does Oprah have to do with theological education?, Seminarians “Being Church” in the Community, Visit Philadelphia! Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7, plus LTSP Notes and Class Notes.Learn More >
For most of my life, one of my favorite Scripture verses has been Isaiah 43:19 — “I am about to do a new thing. Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?” These words are meant to comfort and inspire Israel in a time of hopelessness and despair, and many Christians across the ages, including myself, have found in them the promise that God regularly surprises us, showing up where we least expect God to be, bringing hope and life where we were not anticipating it. Read more of this month's reflection from LTSP President David Lose.Learn More >
It's Possible! The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) is excited to announce the launch of a new and innovative pathway to seminary education and church leadership, the Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL). PS Portions talked with LTSP Associate Director of Admissions the Rev. Nate Preisinger and Educational Technologist Dr. Alexandra Reid about the Distributed Learning MDiv Pathway.Learn More >
On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the Boards of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg passed identical resolutions of intent to form a new seminary. LTSP President David Lose responds to some questions about the proposed new school.Learn More >
What does Oprah have to do with theological education? If your answer to that question is “nothing”— think again. A small but dedicated group of students who enrolled in a January-term intensive course, “Faith, History, and Finance: The Spirituality of Business, and the Business of Spirituality,” studied how the history of markets challenges any easy division of matter from spirit or spirituality from commerce.Learn More >
Preaching with Power returns this March! Highlights for the 34th year include a Celebration of Music in the African American Church, a discussion of Terrorism in America — Sacred Places, plus powerful preaching by the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley,...Go To Preaching with Power 2016 >
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 >
As part of its 150th Anniversary, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has created an interactive timeline website to share the story of the seminary - WITNESS TO A CHANGING WORLD: BUILDING ON OUR DYNAMIC PAST. Learn more about...Go To LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline >
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 Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel >
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 >
Is God calling you to become a leader in the church? Do you feel called to study theology but are not sure what direction to take? Is God calling you to something new? LTSP offers many opportunities, from Prospect...Go To Visit LTSP >
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 >
Adults of all educational and religious backgrounds are welcome to take courses at the seminary for personal and professional enrichment or to find out if seminary is right for you through LTSP’s Adult Learning offerings.Go To Take a Course >
A brief list of Frequently Asked Questions focusing on AdmissionsGo To Admissions FAQ >
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.Go To Krauth Memorial Library >
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) offers theological education to church leaders, representing a range of denominations, that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community in a number of different areas.Go To Black Church Studies >
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is a seminary deeply rooted in a long historical and denominational tradition that has opened itself up to innovative theological and missiological possibilities.Go To Multicultural Mission Resource Center >
Announcing the 2015 LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: The Rev. Marie C. Jerge '78, the Rev. Rick Summy '85, and the Rev. Roger Zepernick ‘68.Go To 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients >