The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LTSG) resolved to stay on a path that would lead to one theological seminary on two campuses after governing boards acted during their April meetings.Learn More >
"Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God" will be the Farewell Lecture by the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, Director of the Krauth Memorial Library & Professor of the History of Christianity, to be presented Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 1:00 pm | Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center. All are welcome to join us to celebrate Dr. Krueger's service to the seminary and hear this lecture, which will highlight the marginal notes in books that belonged to some noteworthy individuals and are housed in the Rare Book Room of the library. Please register here (free!) if you plan to attend.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
Christ is risen! Alleluia! Christ is Risen indeed. Alleluia. This is the age-old cry Christians have been making for nearly two millennia, ever since word first spread that death could not hold onto God's chosen One. To those of us who have grown up in the church, the Easter acclamation is as familiar as it is ancient. Yet lately I have wondered whether we say it too easily and too quickly.Learn More >
In the March 2016 PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose reflects on "A goal as large as it is important," consider "Finding seminary where you are," Jeremiah A. Wright Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies Wayne E. Croft, Sr., reflects on "God Still Moves Stones," a photo essay from Preaching with Power 2016, Spring Convocation 2016, Seminarians presented Awards and Scholarships, Support LTSP through Amazon Smile!, plus LTSP Notes and Class Notes...Learn More >
It’s a goal as large as it is important: full tuition scholarships for all LTSP students. We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from all quarters of the church to this initiative thus far, as people recognize the need to provide much more support to our students. Along with the positive comments, I have also heard several questions that I will try to address here.Learn More >
If you asked me to give you a tour of the seminary I attended, I’d bring you to the Starbucks on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York. I’d show you the large black table where I would spread my theology textbooks and Greek New Testament book. I’d point out the power outlet that played such an essential role in my study sessions. I’d introduce you to George and Peggy, my non-matriculating, unintentional classmates. And I’d tell you that if you really wanted to understand my full seminary experience then you should order a small bowl of oatmeal and a grande blonde roast.Learn More >
A number of awards and scholarships are presented to LTSP seminarians each year. See some of this year's recipients.Learn More >
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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 >
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 >
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...Go To Doctor of Ministry >
For more than thirty-five years Episcopal seminarians have been receiving theological education at LTSP. In today's climate, we welcome those who are seeking formation, education and opportunity in both lay and ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.Go To Anglican Studies Certificate >
Students with accredited undergraduate degrees who desire first professional-level courses for credit but do not desire to enter a degree program may choose instead to take a more limited program leading to a Certificate of Theological Study.Go To Certificate of Theological Study >
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 >
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...Go To Financial Aid >
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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)...Go To Spring Convocation 2016 – COURAGE Moving Forward… >