From the President: The First Day of School
I've always loved the first day of school. The excitement of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The mystery of entering into a new classroom and having a new teacher. The sheer "newness" of back-to-school clothes, fresh textbooks, and crisp, clean pieces of paper just waiting to be written on. I think that's what I loved best about the first day of school - it represented a new year filled with unlimited possibilities.In this issue you'll find other things new. You'll read about two of the first students in the MDiv Co-operative Model Program, about the new "Lutheran Confessions 2015," about a recent graduate in a new adventure in ministry, and the events which started this new - 150th Anniversary - year. Read this month's PS Portions...
Join us as we Celebrate the 34th Anniversary of UTI! The Tuesday, September 23 events feature lecturer and preacher the Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Johnson, Fifth Senior Pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church and frequent columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune. Learn more on locations and times - all welcome!Learn More >
Join LTSP Professor Nelson Rivera for Luther – Yesterday and Today, live on campus or online starting October 4! As we approach the celebration of the 500 years of the Reformation (1517 – 2017), this is a propitious time for a review of major events and ideas from Reformer Martin Luther’s life and thought, focusing on essential theological insights by the Reformer.Learn More >
Gala ticket discount ends Aug. 31! Order your tickets today - learn more on the Gala Banquet web page.
Advertise in the 150th Anniversary Commemorative Book! In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of LTSP, the annual issue of PS magazine will be a special anniversary commemorative edition. This complimentary printed special edition of PS magazine is included with a purchase of a ticket to the October 16 Anniversary Gala Banquet! You're invited to advertise in the magazine and support the seminary - learn more here.
LTSP offers many learning opportunities for continuing education, adult learning, and matriculated students. Go to these pages for more information and links to register for courses:
• Non-Degree, Continuing Education, and Auditing Students
• Marticulated First Theological Level
• Matriculated Advanced Level (Graduate School)
You'll find class schedules here.Learn More >
Living Stories is a full day workshop coming to LTSP! Presented by the Rev. Martha K. Spong, the day is for all clergy, worship team members, and laypersons where we will work at bringing the text to life by presenting scripture creatively. Register today!Learn More >
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 >
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 positions open for part...Go To Employment >
Registration for Fall Semester 2013 Is Now Open! Deadline for on-time registration is Friday, August 2Go To Registrar >
For persons preparing for servant-leadership in the church, most denominations have a candidacy process that requires contact with the denomination prior to the beginning of seminary.Go To Denominations >
The seminary is part of an interlocking network of faith communities and learning centers.Go To Seminary Partners >
The typical MDiv student undertakes a field education assignment for each of four semesters (normally the first two years of a full-time program).Go To Field Education >
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 >
For over 30 years, The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has been dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community.Go To Urban Theological Institute >
Community “chefs” will compete for the Mt. Airy Platinum Spatula at this 4th edition of the annual event! Save the Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Brossman CenterGo To Cookin With Who? >
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.Go To Internship and Practicum >
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...Go To New Students >
The DOCTOR of PHILOSOPHY (PhD) program at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) equips persons for vocations of teaching and research and for the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice in accord with the standards of the Association of...Go To Doctor of Philosophy >