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PS Portions: Back to School 2014

From the President: The First Day of School
LTSP President David LoseI'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...

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UTI Lecture and Worship Celebration Sept. 23

The Rev. Kevin JohnsonJoin 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!

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Luther – Yesterday and Today… an adult learning series

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.

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JOIN US Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Gala Banquet!

Gala ticket discount ends Aug. 31! Order your tickets today - learn more on the Gala Banquet web page.
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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.

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Fall Semester is here – some useful links

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.

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Living Stories workshop September 27

The Rev. Martha SpongLiving 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!

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Admissions

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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Employment

Employment

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...

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Registrar

Registration for Fall Semester 2013 Is Now Open! Deadline for on-time registration is Friday, August 2

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The LTSP Experience

Denominations

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.

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The Community

Seminary Partners

The seminary is part of an interlocking network of faith communities and learning centers.

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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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Academics

Krauth Memorial 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.

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The LTSP Experience

Urban Theological Institute

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.

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The Community

Cookin With Who?

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 Center

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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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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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Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

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...

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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."