Larry L. Rasmussen, ThD, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, will present the William Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. He has titled the lecture "In the Midst of New Dimensions: From Social Justice to Creation Justice."Learn More >
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... Sign up for PS Portions email here!
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 >
New Event! The seminary will honor the Rev. Dr. Philip D.W. Krey at a special reception on campus October 16 at 2 pm - details here.
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Get your Gala Banquet tickets now! Learn more on the Gala Banquet web page.
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 >
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 >
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The gathering of the LTSP community around Word and Sacrament stands at the core of our life together, continuing to shape who we are and how we live, learn, and serve. Music and liturgy frame our engagement with the...Go To Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel >
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 and it houses archives of five of the seminary’s supporting...Go To History of the Library >
JOIN US Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Gala Banquet to raise funds for the 150th Anniversary Scholarship Fund!Go To 150th Anniversary Celebration Gala >
The primary responsibilities of the LTSP Security Office are: Protection of life and property Prevention of crime Providing service to members of the seminary community while concurrently preserving an environment conducive to the pursuit of educational goals and personal growthGo To Safety >
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 >
Adults of all educational and religious backgrounds are welcome to take courses at the seminary for personal and professional enrichment or to find out if seminary is right for you through LTSP’s Adult Learning offerings.Go To Take a Course >
Important Due Dates : August 1, 2013 - Deadline for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) autobiography (see instructions on this page) August 1, 2013 - Deadline for Spiritual Giftability Profile (pdf) (Results Page Only)Go To Contextual Education >
The Archives Advocate is the publication of The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia.Go To Archives Advocate >
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 aCertificate of Theological Study.Go To Certificate of Theological Study >
The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) is dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and up-building for the African American community.Go To Urban Theological Institute Certificate >