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PS Portions

PS Portions – November 2016

PS Portions for November 2016

November 2016

President David Lose

A Different Kind of Leader

Almost every call committee I know, when searching for a pastoral candidate, has identified what it hopes its future pastor will be able to do: preach, teach, lead worship, pray, visit, extend pastoral care, and so on. That makes a certain sense and aligns with how we often think of leadership – leaders are the people who do things, who get things done, who take actions on behalf of their organizations.

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



A United Conversation

Recently, both Directors of Admissions for Philadelphia and Gettysburg seminaries – the Rev. Nate Preisinger and the Rev. Lauren Muratore – came together in beautiful Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia for a candid conversation about United Lutheran Seminary (ULS). They shared their visions, hopes, and personal experiences, as well as touching on the critical tuition-free initiative, groundbreaking curriculum, and other visionary ideas and priorities that will form this new institution. Walk with them as they help shape a new chapter in theological education.

Watch the conversation…



Meet Your Advancement Team

Meet Your Advancement Team

LTSP’s reinvigorated Advancement Team is “an extraordinary group of strong and capable individuals who check their egos at the door, manifest true humility, and produce an extremely high quality of work,” according to Dennis Trotter, Senior Vice President for Advancement and President of the LTSP Foundation.

Learn more about the team…



The Annual Advent Vespers: Sunday, December 4

The Annual Advent Vespers: Sunday, December 4

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) marks the Advent season with its annual Advent Vespers. Under the theme “Come! Bring Healing, Bring Peace,” the Service of Evening Prayer will provide a time for prayer, reflection, and silence – things that are a gift from God in our fevered world. Learn more and register – free! – today!

Plan to join us December 4…



Announcing Preaching Day 2017: Anna Carter Florence and William Willimon

Preaching Day returns in 2017 with two dynamic and nationally known preachers – William Willimon and Anna Carter Florence – and a twist: we’re making it a one-day event on Monday, February 13, 2017. And, it’s free.

Learn more…



The Lazareth Lecture

Dr. Paul D. Hanson presenting Lazareth Lecture February 21

Paul D. Hanson, BD, PhD, Florence Corliss Lamont Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School, will be presenting the annual Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 11:00 am in Benbow Hall.

Learn more…



November LTSP Notes

In November’s LTSP Notes, information on a special retreat: Here Am I – Women Responding to God’s Call; and faculty updates from Prof. Nelson Rivera and Karyn Wiseman.

November Class Notes

Read November’s Class Notes with updates from the Rev. Maggie Spring Ainslie, MDiv 1999, the Rev. Dr. Kathleen Mills, MDiv, STM 2005, and the Rev. Ron Hari, MDiv 1987, and the death of the Rev. William E. ‘Sonny’ Hayman Jr., MDiv 1989.


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