The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LTSG) resolved to stay on a path that would lead to one theological seminary on two campuses after governing boards acted during their April meetings.Learn More >
"Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God" will be the Farewell Lecture by the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, Director of the Krauth Memorial Library & Professor of the History of Christianity, to be presented Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 1:00 pm | Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center. All are welcome to join us to celebrate Dr. Krueger's service to the seminary and hear this lecture, which will highlight the marginal notes in books that belonged to some noteworthy individuals and are housed in the Rare Book Room of the library. Please register here (free!) if you plan to attend.Learn More >
Is God calling you to become a leader in the church? Do you feel called to study theology but are not sure what direction to take? Is God calling you to something new? If these questions are your questions, why not come to Prospective Student Day and get input from faculty, staff, and current students to help in the discernment process.Learn More >
Christ is risen! Alleluia! Christ is Risen indeed. Alleluia. This is the age-old cry Christians have been making for nearly two millennia, ever since word first spread that death could not hold onto God's chosen One. To those of us who have grown up in the church, the Easter acclamation is as familiar as it is ancient. Yet lately I have wondered whether we say it too easily and too quickly.Learn More >
In the March 2016 PS Portions, LTSP President David Lose reflects on "A goal as large as it is important," consider "Finding seminary where you are," Jeremiah A. Wright Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies Wayne E. Croft, Sr., reflects on "God Still Moves Stones," a photo essay from Preaching with Power 2016, Spring Convocation 2016, Seminarians presented Awards and Scholarships, Support LTSP through Amazon Smile!, plus LTSP Notes and Class Notes...Learn More >
It’s a goal as large as it is important: full tuition scholarships for all LTSP students. We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from all quarters of the church to this initiative thus far, as people recognize the need to provide much more support to our students. Along with the positive comments, I have also heard several questions that I will try to address here.Learn More >
If you asked me to give you a tour of the seminary I attended, I’d bring you to the Starbucks on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York. I’d show you the large black table where I would spread my theology textbooks and Greek New Testament book. I’d point out the power outlet that played such an essential role in my study sessions. I’d introduce you to George and Peggy, my non-matriculating, unintentional classmates. And I’d tell you that if you really wanted to understand my full seminary experience then you should order a small bowl of oatmeal and a grande blonde roast.Learn More >
A number of awards and scholarships are presented to LTSP seminarians each year. See some of this year's recipients.Learn More >
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To realize the seminary’s vital mission requires significant funding. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and supporting synods provide a portion of the funds needed for annual operations. Tuition dollars, which are intentionally modest, also help. However, the...Go To How Your Gift Helps >
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.Go To Why LTSP? >
THE MASTER OF DIVINITY—DISTRIBUTED LEARNING PATHWAY (DL) at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) allows students to pursue their calling from virtually anywhere in the world. Combining online learning, contextual experiences, and residential study, the DL program helps...Go To Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL) >
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia offers degrees in The Master of Divinity, The Master of Arts in Religion, The Master of Arts in Public Leadership, The Master of Sacred Theology, and The Doctor of Ministry.Go To Admissions Policies & Information >
CPE is an ecclesiastical (not academic) requirement for ordination by the ELCA and some other denominations. Designed to provide an intensive pastoral care experience coupled with deep reflection and discernment, CPE offers students the opportunity to hone their listening...Go To Clinical Pastoral Education >
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...Go To Doctor of Philosophy >
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 >
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LTSP's online bookstore with eCampus.com makes it possible for students to do "one stop shopping" for all of their textbooks. You can order your books online, get cash back at the end of the semester, charge books to...Go To Textbooks >