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What Would Luther Do Today? – Free Online Course NOW OPEN!

Sign up now, opens today! Marking the 500th year anniversary of Martin Luther’s historic reform work, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton is inviting the world to commemorate the life, legacy, and relevant teachings of reformer Martin Luther by taking a free, pre-recorded online class series, What Would Luther Do Today? All are welcome to attend, and congregations and groups are encouraged to take the course together.

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PS Portions – December 2016

In December's PS Portions, President David Lose talks about "Portraits of Jesus," The Annual Advent Vespers in word and pictures, Advent Reflections, Tangled Blue - Songs and Stories for the Seminary Community, God's Church worshipping on LTSP campus, and December Class Notes

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“Portraits of Jesus”

In the American Memorial Chapel of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, built to honor those US citizens who died defending Britain in World War II, there is a set of stained glass windows with pictures of Jesus, the nativity, … and George Washington.

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Position Opening: Library Director for United Lutheran Seminary

In mid-2017, United Lutheran Seminary will succeed the historic Gettysburg and Philadelphia Lutheran seminaries, retaining campuses in both locations while being served by a unified faculty and administration. As part of this transition, United Lutheran Seminary seeks an innovative, adaptive, and collaborative director of one library system located on two campuses. Read more about this position opening...

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United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) Presidential Search Announcement

A New Venture in Theological Education, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), as the newest graduate and professional school in theological education with the deepest roots, seeks a president. A seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), ULS is a single school with two campuses, consolidating two historic, Pennsylvania seminaries from Gettysburg and Philadelphia.

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Preaching Day is February 13: Anna Carter Florence and William Willimon – FREE – Register Today!

Preaching Day returns in 2017 with two dynamic and nationally known preachers – William Willimon and Anna Carter Florence – and a twist: we're making it a one-day event on Monday, February 13, 2017 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center on the LTSP Campus | Free with registration!

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Dr. Paul D. Hanson presenting Lazareth Lecture February 21

Paul D. Hanson, BD, PhD, Florence Corliss Lamont Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School, will be presenting the annual Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 11:00 am in Benbow Hall.

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ATSI 2017 Applications Now Open

The Asian Theological Summer Institute (ATSI) at LTSP is an annual mentoring program for doctoral students of Asian heritage. The 2017 Institute is Tuesday, May 30 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 – applications accepted through February 1, 2017. Learn more and apply online.

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LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award – Nominate today!

LTSP Alumni! Do you know a colleague in ministry who... Has given distinguished and faithful service in parish ministry? Has made a significant contribution to the greater church? Is distinguished for service in the world? Has made a contribution to the life of LTSP? Nominate them for the Distinguished Alumni Award 2017! Submit your nominations today!

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The Weekend is Coming!

The Weekend is a chance for you to spend intentional time wondering how God can use you to serve the church and the world. You'll be invited to wonder, imagine, and learn. February 3-5, 2017 based in Philly | April 7-9, 2017 based in Gettysburg | Registration is now open!

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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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Financial Aid

Financing a seminary education involves much more than paying bills. It requires prayerful planning and budgeting, good money and time management skills, and joyful receiving of gifts! This guide describes eligibility and application processes as well as the different...

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UTI Certificate Programs

UTI Certificate in Church Leadership

The CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in CHURCH LEADERSHIP prepares clergy and lay leaders to administer church programs, and to lead faithfully and effectively in today’s challenging contexts. The Certificate Program in Church Leadership is a ministry of the Urban Theological Institute...

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Krauth Memorial Library

History of the Library

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...

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Student Learning Assessment

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.

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New Students

We are excited to have you as a part of this community and we pray that your transition into life here at the seminary is a positive one. We do our best to provide you with important information to...

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Certificate Programs

UTI Certificate Programs

Now on the LTSP campus and in West Chester! The UTI Certificate Programs are an initiative of The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant...

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Black Church Studies

Preaching with Power 2016 – Watch the Preachers

Preaching with Power returned 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,...

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Alumni

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Announcing the 2016 LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: The Rev. Roy Almquist '66, the Rev. Paul F. Bosch '56, and the Rev. Harvard Stephens, Jr. ‘87.

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Degree Programs

Doctor of Ministry

Designed as a flexible program, the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is an advanced professional degree designed to enhance the practice of ministry. It presupposes both the completion of a first professional degree in theology and experience in a field...

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Admissions

Are you feeling called to a seminary education? Begin here to learn more about the LTSP experience and how to apply.

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Contact the Registrar

Have questions about Courses, Credits, and Test-Outs?

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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."