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Summer Update on Progress Toward a Unified Seminary at Philadelphia and Gettysburg

Earlier this July, the boards from Philadelphia and Gettysburg Seminaries met jointly following a meeting of the newly elected Transition Team on the Gettysburg Seminary campus. This update, written by the two Seminary Presidents, fills in additional context, provides news from the decision-making bodies, and makes requests of constituents like you.

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PS Portions – July 2016

In July's PS Portions: LTSP President David Lose talks about "Hope," LTSP Professor Katie Day reflects on her trip with Professor Storm Swain to the commemoration of the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, UTI Director Quintin Robertson gives an update on the UTI, meet DMin Studies Coordinator Allison deForest, the Dedication of the Augustana Museum, and President David Lose's address at Spring Convocation - plus Class Notes and LTSP Notes.

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Hope

Hope. It's different than optimism. That may seem like a distinction without much of a difference, but on that score I beg to disagree. Optimism, you see, is the belief that things will always get better, circumstances will naturally improve, present challenges will eventually pass, and so are not to be worried about.

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Church Being Church — Reflections on Commemorating the Mother Emanuel Massacre

This past June, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s the Rev. Dr. Katie Day and the Rev. Dr. Storm Swain traveled to “Mother Emanuel” AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, to attend events commemorating the Charleston Massacre, where nine people were shot and killed at Bible Study while praying — the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, the Rev. Sharonda Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, the Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Myra Thompson, and the Rev. Daniel Simmons, Sr. The following are Prof. Day’s reflections on the events marking the tragedy.

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The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson – UTI at LTSP

The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson, Director of The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, gives an update on the UTI, how UTI is preparing leaders in the changing context of the church, and how his work in interim ministry and Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Associate Professor the Rev. Dr. Wayne Croft's ministry as pastor of a congregation in West Chester inform their teaching and learning.

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Meet DMin Studies Coordinator the Rev. Allison deForest

The Rev. Allison deForest is a pastor, an LTSP PhD student, and Coordinator of DMin Studies at LTSP. Meet Pr. deForest in this video, where she talks about how she combines these different roles, and discusses how LTSP's DMin program offers relevant learning in a changing world of ministry and the church.

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Augustana Museum Dedicated June 25

The Augustana Museum of the Augustana Institute at the Lutheran Archives Center was dedicated on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The dedication included a short service with Officiant the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonas Jonson, Bishop Emeritus, Strängnäs stift Church of Sweden, and a tour of the museum, located in The Brossman Center.

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Events

Money, Mission, and Media: Free Event September 27

Ministry in the twenty-first century presents unique challenges and fresh opportunities for the church. At the forefront of these changes are questions about stewardship, mission, and the ever-evolving world of social media and technology. What does stewardship mean and look like in the midst of our present realities? How can we leverage technology and new media as a means of grace and platforms to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ? Don’t miss the unique conversation with our featured presenters Adam Copeland, Mihee Kim-Kort, Keith Anderson, and fellow Philadelphia-area ministry practitioners as we explore these questions, gain insight, and develop strategies for supporting our mission and ministries today. This event is free with registration and open to the public.

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Basics in Luther and Lutheranism – Register Today!

Presenter: The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert – 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. Four consecutive Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm | Live on the LTSP campus OR online webinar

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The Community

Multicultural Mission Resource Center

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.

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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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Alumni

Spring Convocation 2016 – COURAGE Moving Forward…

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia presents Spring Convocation 2016: COURAGE moving forward... Come Celebrate and Honor the Past and Envision the Future in Community | Join us Monday, April 11-Tuesday, April 12 for a Cookout (families invited)...

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Giving

Giving Opportunities

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Denominations

Lutheran Studies Program

If you are planning to prepare for a career in a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, you are encouraged to begin the candidacy process with your synod one year prior to the time you plan to...

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Registrar

Contact the Registrar

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

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Accreditation and Statement of Educational Effectiveness

This page contains both the Accreditation Information and the Statement of Educational Effectiveness for The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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The Community

Theological Education with Youth

TEY is Totally Excellent Youth. TEY is Transforming Events with Youth. TEY is Thoughtful Explorations with Youth.

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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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Registration and Course Information

Course Schedules

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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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Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Public Leadership

The MASTER OF ARTS in PUBLIC LEADERSHIP (MAPL) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) trains those committed to making a difference in the world through public leadership.

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Denominations

Black Church Studies

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.

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Giving

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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The LTSP Experience

Textbooks

LTSP's online bookstore with eCampus.com makes it possible for students to do "one stop shopping" for all of their textbooks. You can order your books online, get cash back at the end of the semester, charge books to...

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Admissions

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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"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."