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Preaching Days – October 19-21 – Join us for this Outstanding Event!

Preaching Days returns to LTSP with lectures, workshops, and worship opportunities, and with ample time for conversation, fellowship, and reflection! Outstanding presenters include Thomas Long, Audrey West and Paul Scott Wilson, along with LTSP's own Karyn Wiseman and Wayne Croft. NEW! Housing arrangements available!

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Prospective Student Day! This Thursday, October 15 – 6 pm!

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? If these questions are your questions, why not come to Prospective Student Day and get input from faculty, staff, and current students to help in the discernment process.

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Nov. 11: Book Event/Signing! Pr. Heidi Neumark’s “Hidden Inheritance”

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm
“I’m a Lutheran pastor, but I’m not the same one I was six years ago.” says Heidi Neumark (MDiv '82). “That’s when our daughter was up late Googling family names and called out: 'Mom! Do you know you’re from a prominent Jewish family and your grandfather died in a concentration camp?"

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Creation and Science series starts November 3 – Live on Campus & Online!

Are creation stories and the modern scientific worldview compatible or necessarily at odds with one another? We will consider both what the Bible says and what science is telling us about the world, as well as the meaning of faith in God in a scientific age. Join LTSP's Professor Nelson Rivera, on campus or online, to explore these questions.

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PS Portions: September 2015

In September's PS Portions, President Lose discusses "responding to good counsel;" LTSP Alumni Association President the Rev. Annemarie Cook looks at the association's work to support the seminary and LTSP alumni; LTSP begins the academic year with a diverse incoming class; Videos and more from Ministry Resource Day; meet new Vice Presidents David G. Grafton, Dennis Trotter and Trina Johnsten; and a beginning of the academic year reflection from Dean Kiran Sebastian. Plus LTSP and Class Notes and many Upcoming Events.

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Alumni Association President “Excited” About Her Still New Role

The Rev. Annemarie Cook, MDiv ’07, is still new in her service as president of the seminary’s Alumni Association, but she is clearly excited about the role the association is playing in the life of the seminary and the opportunities ahead. Cook is the pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Maple Shade, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia.

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Seminary Welcomes Richly Diverse New Class

They come from neighborhoods as close as the seminary’s Mt. Airy community, and from places much farther away — Minneapolis, Tampa, Nashville, and India, for example. LTSP’s newest students also have diverse vocational backgrounds. Some are very recent college graduates. One is the associate director for corporate and foundation relations for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Another has worked for an advertising company. Still another has worked for more than 20 years in data processing management for large banks. One new student has worked as a health claims examiner and in corporate training development. Meet some of LTSP's newest students...

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“Be willing to do something you never thought you could,” David Lose advises church leaders

LTSP President David Lose spent Ministry Resource Day discussing challenges and opportunities facing congregations in today’s world. Here’s a glimpse of highlights of the Ministry Resource Day presentations by Dr. Lose on “Digital Pluralism and the Death and Resurrection of the Church,” including videos and downloadable MP3 files.

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Advocacy Day 2015

You're Invited! Advocacy Day 2015 Seminarians at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia are hosting an exciting day of workshops, informational kiosks, and talks around the issue of Advocacy and our Christian faith. Congregational leaders invited!

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UTI 35th Gala Banquet is October 23 – Last chance for tickets is Wednesday!

Join us as we Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of UTI! The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Gala Banquet Keynote Speaker. Last chance for tickets - order by Wednesday!

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LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline

LTSP 150th Anniversary Timeline

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...

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How Your Gift Helps

To realize the seminary’s vital mission requires significant funding. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and supporting synods provide a portion of the funds needed for annual operations. Tuition dollars, which are intentionally modest, also help. However, the...

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The Community

The Legacy of Grover and Irma Wright

In fall 2010, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) established The Dr. Grover C. and Irma S. Wright Scholarship Fund for African American Lutheran Students for LTSP students seeking to become rostered professional leaders in the church. The inauguration...

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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Social Ministry and Church

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).

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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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The LTSP Experience

Student Services

Student Services staff provide assistance for LTSP students both during and beyond their seminary career. Student Services is located on the second floor of The Brossman Learning Center in part of the Kaufmann Enrollment Services suite which also includes...

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Alumni Giving

As an alumnus/a of LTSP, you know the value of your education and experience while here on campus. Consider joining fellow alumni in making a gift to the seminary.

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Visit LTSP

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...

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2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

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.

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Contextual Education

Field Education

The typical MDiv student undertakes a field education assignment for each of four semesters (normally the first two years of a full-time program).

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The Community

Institute for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue

The overall objective of the Institute is to encourage and facilitate conversation and communication among persons of different traditions in order to promote cooperation and understanding.

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UTI Certificate Programs

UTI Certificate in Christian Ministry

The CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in CHRISTIAN MINISTRY equips clergy and lay leaders for faithful and effective ministry in the parish by enhancing their skills in Bible study, church doctrine, church history, preaching, and worship.

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Registration and Course Information

Click here for information on how to register for courses.

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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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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...

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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."