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PS Portions

PS Portions – July 2016

PS Portions for July 2016

July 2016


President David Lose



Hope. It’s different than optimism.

That may seem like a distinction without much of a difference, but on that score I beg to disagree. Optimism, you see, is the belief that things will always get better, circumstances will naturally improve, present challenges will eventually pass, and so are not to be worried about.

Read more from President Lose in this month’s message…

Remembering the Charleston 9

Church Being Church – Reflections on Commemorating the Mother Emanuel Massacre

This past June, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s the Rev. Dr. Katie Day and the Rev. Dr. Storm Swain traveled to “Mother Emanuel” AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, to attend events commemorating the Charleston Massacre, where nine people were shot and killed at Bible Study while praying.

Read Dr. Day’s reflection, with photos by Dr. Swain…

The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson - UTI at LTSP

The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson – UTI at LTSP

The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson, Director of The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, gives an update on the UTI, how UTI is preparing leaders in the changing context of the church, and how his work in interim ministry and Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr. Associate Professor the Rev. Dr. Wayne Croft’s ministry as pastor of a congregation in West Chester inform their teaching and learning.

Watch the interview with Dr. Robertson…

The Rev. Allison deForest

Meet DMin Studies Coordinator the Rev. Allison deForest

The Rev. Allison deForest is a pastor, an LTSP PhD student, and Coordinator of DMin Studies at LTSP. Meet Pr. deForest in this video, where she talks about how she combines these different roles, and discusses how LTSP’s DMin program offers relevant learning in a changing world of ministry and the church.

Meet Allison deForest…

The Augustana Museum

Augustana Museum Dedicated June 25

The Augustana Museum of the Augustana Institute at the Lutheran Archives Center was dedicated on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The dedication included a short service with Officiant the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonas Jonson, Bishop Emeritus, Strängnäs stift Church of Sweden, and a tour of the museum, located in The Brossman Center.

Read about the dedication and view a slide show of the event and museum…

President David Lose_ State of the Seminary

President’s Address – Spring Convocation 2016

LTSP President the Rev. Dr. David Lose talked abut the “state of the seminary” and the New Venture with Gettysburg Seminary in his address at the 2016 Spring Convocation.

Watch President Lose…


July LTSP Notes

LTSP Notes for July include the Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton is joining the Hartford Seminary faculty, and the death of Agnes Bornemann.

July Class Notes

Read July’s Class Notes on the Rev. Taryn Montgomery, DMin student the Rev. Alfredo Oviedo, Evan E. Boyd, and marriages of the Rev. Alina Gayeuski and Daniel Smith, and of Louis Michael Bugno and Daniel Joseph Rawleigh.

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