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Join us for Summer Term!

LTSP offers a Summer Term full of learning opportunities! Why not take advantage of these outstanding course offerings to build and sharpen your skills?

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PS Portions: April 2015

In April's PS Portions: From the President — “We’re Listening”; Louise Johnson named 14th President of Wartburg Seminary; Social media has inspired an expansive notion of ‘sacred space’; A Confederate soldier’s LTSP journey brought to light by a more recent graduate; Preaching with Power 2015 — Recap (including videos and photos from the events); Dealing with Assumptions about Muslims; May 19 commencement will feature remarks by Middle East peace advocate Dr. Mitri Raheb; Class and LTSP Notes; and more...

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Special Courses this June and July to equip and rejuvenate your ministries!

Special Courses this June and July to equip and rejuvenate your ministries, lead by outstanding voices in each field: The Church in the City (June 1-5), The Stewardship of Bricks and Mortar (June 8-12), and Revitalizing Congregations through Worship (July 6–10).

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Announcing the LTSP 2015 Distinguished Alumni!

Announcing LTSP's 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awardees! Congratulations to the Rev. Marie C. Jerge , the Rev. Rick Summy, and the Rev. Roger Zepernick.

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“Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!”

Dear Friends,
Many casual observers assume that the doctrine of sin is at the center of the Christian faith. I guess that's understandable; we talk about sin enough. But, truth be told, sinfulness, brokenness, disappoint, pain... Christianity hardly has a corner on the market for talking about such things, as you see their mark every time you hear the headlines or, for that matter, pay attention to the lives and relationships right around you.

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Spring Convocation 2015 starts Monday!

Explore how leaders in the church are both challenged and blessed by the edges we encounter at Spring Convocation 2015. Join us Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 on the LTSP campus!
HIGHLIGHTS: Monday evening: cookout and social gathering (children welcome!) Tuesday Program: learning sessions by President David Lose and Pastor Leila Ortiz, LTSP PhD Candidate, plus "Worshipping on the Edge" by the Rev. Kevin Strickland, Director of Worship, ELCA. Tuesday evening: faculty reception; Easter Vespers worship and dedication of the Bornemann Harpsichord; the annual Banquet with presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards and "State of the Seminary" address by President Lose. Learn more - there's still time to register!

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Why LTSP?

Given my diversified upbringing and experience with several different denominations before (and after!) confirmation, I am drawn to an ELCA Lutheran seminary to deepen my theological roots and understandings.

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Krauth Memorial Library

The Doberstein Window

This beautiful stained glass window was installed in the Krauth Memorial Library in March 1975. It is a memorial to Professor John W. Doberstein, whose friends had contributed funds for it in his memory.

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The LTSP Experience

Campus Safety and Security

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 growth

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Certificate Programs

Certificate of Theological Study

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.

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Black Church Studies

Preaching with Power 2015

The Thirty-third Anniversary of Preaching with Power brings outstanding preaching, teaching, and an African American Sacred Music Concert to Philadelphia. Proceeds from Preaching with Power benefit the J. Q. Jackson Scholarship Fund. Sunday, March 15 - Thursday, March 19,...

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Admissions

Apply Now

Apply for admission to LTSP online. Click on degree of interest to apply now. There are separate forms and instructions for:

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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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Contact the Registrar

Have questions about Courses, Credits, and Test-Outs?

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The Community

The Inauguration of David J. Lose as LTSP President

A compilation of stories and media from the Inauguration Weekend events is in the December 16, 2014 PS Portions.

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Course Schedules

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Admissions

Are you feeling called to a seminary education? Begin here to learn more about the LTSP experience and how to apply.

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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Church Leadership

The CERTIFICATE PROGRAM in CHURCH LEADERSHIP prepares clergy and lay leaders to administer church programs, and to lead faithfully and effectively in today’s challenging contexts. The Certificate Program in Church Leadership is a ministry of the Urban Theological Institute...

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Giving

Office for Philanthropy

Contact information for the staff of LTSP's Office for Philanthropy. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Certificate Programs

Certificate in Social Ministry and Church

LTSP offers a Certificate in Social Ministry and Church to persons who complete a set of eight courses at the seminary and who have also completed a degree of Master of Social Work (MSW).

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Denominations

Anglican Studies Program

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...

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Housing and Campus Life

LTSP offers a variety of housing opportunities for non-commuter students. Full time students can find accommodations in the Wiedemann Center and historic buildings on the periphery of campus.

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Certificate Programs

Urban Theological Institute Certificate

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.

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Take a Course

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.

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Alumni

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Announcing the 2015 LTSP Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: The Rev. Marie C. Jerge '78, the Rev. Rick Summy '85, and the Rev. Roger Zepernick ‘68.

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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

Master of Sacred Theology

The MASTER of SACRED THEOLOGY (STM) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) emphasizes academic accomplishment, providing fuller mastery of an area or discipline of theological study.

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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."