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 >
Purchase an advertisement in the 2014 Cookin' with Who? program! Support Cookin' with Who? and reach your friends and neighbors in the community!Go To Cookin’ with Who? : Advertise! >
In fall 2010, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) established The Dr. Grover C. and Irma S. Wright Scholarship Fund for African American Lutheran Students for LTSP students seeking to become rostered professional leaders in the church. The inauguration...Go To The Legacy of Grover and Irma Wright >
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 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...Go To Certificate in Church Leadership >
A list of important deadlines and days for all LTSP applicants.Go To Deadlines and Important Dates >
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.Go To Mission and Vision >
New, first of its kind model: Students graduate in three years with a full Master of Divinity degree, a strong foundation in spiritual formation, and three years of congregational leadership experience.Go To The Master of Divinity — Co-operative Model >
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 >
Financing a seminary education involves much more than paying bills. It requires prayerful planning and budgeting, good money and time management skills, and joyful receiving of gifts! This guide describes eligibility and application processes as well as the different...Go To Financial Aid >
The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of what became known as the Reformation. It has been almost 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg...Go To Luther 2017 Commemoration >
Commencement 2014 is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 20, 3 pm, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main Street, Lansdale, PA, 19446.Go To Graduation Information >
As an alumnus/a of LTSP, you know the value of your education and experience while here on campus. Consider joining fellow alumni in making a gift to the seminary.Go To Alumni Giving >
An annual mentoring program for doctoral students of Asian heritage supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The 2015 Institute is Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, 2015 - applications open now through February 2, 2015.Go To Asian Theological Summer Institute >