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PS Portions

PS Portions – January 2016

PS Portions for January 2016

January 2016

President David Lose

“I am about to do a new thing. Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?”

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 from President Lose in this month’s message…

It_s Possible

It’s Possible! The Distributed Learning Master of Divinity (DL)

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.

Watch the conversations and learn more about this exciting new pathway…

Proposal for a New School Q_A

Q&A with David Lose on the “Proposal for a New School of Theology and Leadership Formation”

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.

Read the Q&A…

Oprah Winfrey at the Whire House

What does Oprah have to do with theological education?

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.

Read the reflection and explore some of the resources from Prof. Pahl…

SAAN on Frankford Avenue

Seminarians “Being Church” in the Community

The “problem”: can seminarians respond quickly in moments of crisis in the community, and what can we do to get seminarians out of the cloistered walls of the seminary? The “answer” is SAAN.

Read more about this new student-led effort…

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Visit Philadelphia! Friday-Sunday, Feb. 5-7

Vocation and Discernment Retreat (all ages) – Friday-Sunday, February 5-7, 2016. LTSP will provide housing and meals while you are on campus. There is no cost for these events but registration is required.
Learn more and register today…

January LTSP Notes

LTSP Notes for January: In this month’s LTSP Notes, Prof. Karyn Wiseman reflects on “An Audacious South Africa Experience,” photo updates on the library connector construction and the campus after Winter Storm Jonas, and faculty updates from Professors Nelson Rivera, Katie Day and Jon Pahl.

January Class Notes

January’s Class Notes: In this month’s Class Notes, updates from the Rev. James Hulihan, the Rev. Eric Anderson, the Rev. Dr. R.L. Shepherd, the Rev. Carl W. Ames, and the Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire, and the deaths of Sarah (Sally) Wolfe Klos, the Reverend Dr. Donald Bruce Myrom, the Rev. Ernst “Ernie” Gerhart Schmidt, the Rev. Dr. Edward Treichel, the Rev. Dr. John M. Brndjar, the Rev. Craig J. Dorward, and the Rev. Dr. Frederick G. Neiderhiser.”

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