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PS Portions – June 2017, The 153rd Commencement

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The 153rd Commencement Issue – June 2017


President David Lose addressing the 153rd Commencement

Commencing a New Adventure

We held a grand commencement just a few weeks ago. I haven’t checked the records, but I suspect that with more than 100 graduates crossing the podium to receive their degrees and certificates, it came close to setting or breaking any recent commencement records at LTSP. It was a day of joy, of celebration, of thanksgiving, and of beginnings.

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



The 153rd Commencement

The 153rd Commencement

The 153rd Commencement of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia was held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Over 100 certificate and degree recipients were joined by faculty, staff, board members, family, and friends to celebrate the special occasion, which also marked the culminating commencement of the seminary before it joins with Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg to form United Lutheran Seminary on July 1, 2017.

View videos, photos, and individual graduate photos……



LTSP Closing Service and Reception

LTSP Closing Service and Reception

Join the LTSP Community as we Remember and Commemorate 153 Years of Educating and Forming Public Leaders for Engagement in the World. The service will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Ashmead-Schaeffer Chapel, with a reception immediately following in the Brossman Connector. Please RSVP so we can prepare for the reception.

Send us your thoughts on video – see the event page for details!

More information and reservations…



Interior of Old Augustus Lutheran Church_ Trappe_ PA

Three Days Retreat: Coming together in the midst of liturgy

For a number of years, on and off, liturgy students of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) have traveled to historic Augustus Lutheran Church in Trappe, Pennsylvania, to celebrate and experience the Triduum, all in one day known as the Three Days Retreat. This year brought a different aspect – with United Lutheran Seminary on the horizon, we were joined by students from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.

Read the reflection by Class of 2017 member Rebecca Wicker…



ATSI 2017 group photo

Asian Theological Summer Institute returns to LTSP for 11th Year

The Asian Theological Summer Institute (ATSI) at LTSP returned to the seminary campus for the eleventh time from May 30 – June 3, 2017. A unique opportunity for developing scholars, ATSI offers an Asian thematic focus for students who otherwise may not have the help and support of an Asian professor/faculty in their place of study.

Read more about ATSI and view a slide show of ATSI students and mentors…



Hern-Fry 2017 Book of Faith Challenge Philadelphia participants with Dr. Timothy Wengert

Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge 2017 at LTSP

The Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge was launched in 2015 to enliven the biblical engagement of the whole church by encouraging the development of new examples of faithful, innovative, and effective ways of teaching and learning Scripture. Four students shared their projects and learnings at the April 21, 2017, day-long event. A panel of practitioners, led by keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, responded to each presentation, and the audience was then invited to question the presenters.

Read more and view a slide show from the Philadelphia event…



Reformation 500th Anniversary Prints

Reformation 500th Anniversary Prints

Created by LTSP alumnus the Rev. Daniel Brettell (MDiv 2. STM 2017) with the cooperation of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA (NEPA), is able to make available a limited number of reproductions of two pieces of Reformation history. Each of these reproductions represents the theology and doctrine of Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon, and are the result of research done by Pr. Brettell in concert with Dr. Karl Krueger late this past winter.

Learn more about this special Anniversary edition, including how to order…


Class Notes

Read June’s Class Notes with reports on Deacon Jennifer Trinity-Baker and Chaplain Carol Rowehl, and the deaths of the Rev. William deHeyman, MDiv 1960, and the Rev. Dr. Roger William Spencer, MDiv 1973.

LTSP Notes

In June’s LTSP Notes, an update from Professor Katie Day.

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