“Our God” and “Your God”: Christian Faith Among Other Faiths – On Campus and Online starting Feb. 18!
Five consecutive Thursdays, February 18-March 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm -- Live on the LTSP campus OR online webinar -- Presenter: The Rev. Dr. J. Paul Rajashekar, Luther D. Reed Professor of Systematic Theology, LTSP -- 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. Learn more and register today!Learn More >
Preaching with Power returns this March! Highlights for the 34th year include a Celebration of Music in the African American Church, a discussion of Terrorism in America — Sacred Places, plus powerful preaching by the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Bishop Violet L. Fisher, the Rev. Jocelyn K. Hart, the Rev. Julian DeShazier, and Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Come! Be inspired!Learn More >
January's PS Portions includes President David Lose's reflection on Isaiah 43:19 - “I am about to do a new thing. Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?” plus a look at the Distributed Learning MDiv Pathway: It's Possible!, a Q&A with President Lose on the “Proposal for a New School of Theology and Leadership Formation,” What does Oprah have to do with theological education?, Seminarians “Being Church” in the Community, Visit Philadelphia! Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7, plus LTSP Notes and Class Notes.Learn More >
For most of my life, one of my favorite Scripture verses has been Isaiah 43:19 — “I am about to do a new thing. Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?” These words are meant to comfort and inspire Israel in a time of hopelessness and despair, and many Christians across the ages, including myself, have found in them the promise that God regularly surprises us, showing up where we least expect God to be, bringing hope and life where we were not anticipating it. Read more of this month's reflection from LTSP President David Lose.Learn More >
It's Possible! The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) is excited to announce the launch of a new and innovative pathway to seminary education and church leadership, the Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL). PS Portions talked with LTSP Associate Director of Admissions the Rev. Nate Preisinger and Educational Technologist Dr. Alexandra Reid about the Distributed Learning MDiv Pathway.Learn More >
On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the Boards of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg passed identical resolutions of intent to form a new seminary. LTSP President David Lose responds to some questions about the proposed new school.Learn More >
What does Oprah have to do with theological education? If your answer to that question is “nothing”— think again. A small but dedicated group of students who enrolled in a January-term intensive course, “Faith, History, and Finance: The Spirituality of Business, and the Business of Spirituality,” studied how the history of markets challenges any easy division of matter from spirit or spirituality from commerce.Learn More >
In this all-day convocation, we experience the Daring Way™ curriculum developed by Dr. Brené Brown has to offer. We will learn with and from each other, create sacred ground where our stories are honored and where you can explore how your faith and ministry connect.Learn More >
Five consecutive Thursdays, March 31-April 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm-9:00 pm -- Live on the LTSP campus OR online webinar -- The “Middle East,” as it is commonly known by Americans, has been a land of fascination, frustration, and fear. Many Americans find the tapestry of its peoples, languages, cultures, and religions to be confusing, and yet the Middle East is so prominent in our news and media. These five sessions will look at the cultural perspectives of the people of the Middle East, the Arab Spring, and the rise of Islamic Radicalism as protest movements, including al-Qaeda and (ISIS). The purpose of this course is to help North American Christians move beyond fear to become creatively engaged as peacemakers and responsible citizens and in our own communities. Learn more and register today!Learn More >
Whether you are a lay person, neighbor, leader in the church, or someone who is curious about faith in the world and has a desire to deepen your understanding, LTSP offers a wide selection of courses and workshops, taught by internationally acclaimed faculty and speakers and available in various formats — on-campus and online — to meet your busy schedule and satisfy your theological curiosity.
Next offering is "Our God" and "Your God": Christian Faith Among Other Faiths, followed by Religion and Identity in the Middle East: the rise of Islamic Radicalism, Convocation on Brené Brown's "The Daring Way™," Basics in Luther and Lutheranism, and more. Click for details and to register online!
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An annual mentoring program for doctoral students of Asian heritage. The 2016 Institute is Tuesday, May 31 – Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Applications accepted through February 1, 2016.Go To Asian Theological Summer Institute – Application Deadline Feb. 1 >
The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose is president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Lose assumed his duties at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He was Marbury Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St....Go To President David Lose >
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The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has long expressed an ecumenical partnership with the ECUSA through a relationship with the Diocese of Pennsylvania. For more than thirty-five years Episcopal seminarians have been receiving theological education at LTSP. In today's climate, we welcome those...Go To Anglican Studies Program >
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 >
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.Go To Master of Arts in Public Leadership >
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.Go To Multicultural Mission Resource Center >