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“Ministry Leadership in a Digital Age” Convocation – watch the recording

Posted by LTSP Communications on February 15, 2015 at 11:25 am.

Watch the recording of the convocation by the Rev. Keith Anderson. STM 2002, Pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA, Pr. Anderson is author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in Wireless World and often writes and speaks on ministry in the digital age and outside of the walls of the church. Learn more

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PS Portions – February 2015

Posted by LTSP Communications on February 10, 2015 at 3:04 pm.

In February’s PS Portions, President David Lose asks, “Have you started praying yet for next year’s LTSP students?” Plus stories on the 2015 El Salvador Travel Seminar, LTSP DMin students talk about their ministry and why they are studying for a DMin, an update in the February 17 dedication of the Bornemann harpsichord, ELCA seminary leaders respond, updates on Preaching with Power and Spring Convocation 2015, plus Class Notes and LTSP notes – and more…

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From the President – Are You Praying?

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:57 am.

A quick, but important question: Have you started praying yet for next year’s LTSP students? I ask because this past weekend we had 30 or so folks on campus exploring their sense of call to leadership in the church and to the possibility of enrolling as students at LTSP. And it occurred to me what […]

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El Salvador travel seminar broadens the perspective of seminarians

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:53 am.

Second-year seminarian Sharon Richter of Philadelphia says her travel seminar visit to El Salvador in January “helped me face the realities of the oppressed world” while discovering how people facing trials in another land “still come out hopeful because they trust in their faith.” She described the people she met in the Central American country […]

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Two Upstate New York graduate students striving to become ‘better pastors’

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:33 am.

Upstate New York Synod Pastors Scott Hannon and Douglas Stewart are studying for DMin advanced-level degrees at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) in order to become better, more relevant pastors in their congregational settings. But both serve in considerably different contexts. Hannon, a Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary graduate, has been a pastor for […]

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Dedication of Bornemann Harpsichord February 17

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:11 am.

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:30 am, Dr. Michael Krentz will present a dedicatory concert celebrating the rebuilding of the seminary’s harpsichord. Dr. Krentz is Lecturer and Director of Music Ministries/Seminary Cantor at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Assisting Dr. Krentz will be members of the LTSP community, including students Lisa Helmel Thomas, […]

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ELCA Seminary Leaders respond to open letter call to action

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:55 am.

On January 17th, 2015, a large group of African-American presidents and deans in theological education posted “An Open Letter to Presidents and Deans of Theological Schools in the United States” on Huffington Post. Leaders of the seven seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a group responded In the face of such a call, believing they “cannot keep silent. We want to make a public response, both acknowledging the justice of that call and also confessing our failure to live into it as we ought.” Here is the response.

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Lineup announced for 2015 Preaching with Power events

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:52 am.

Six distinguished African American preachers from a rich variety of backgrounds will headline this year’s 33rd anniversary edition of Preaching with Power in Philadelphia congregations the week of March 15, 2015. The program will include an African American Sacred Music concert at The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia’s (LTSP) Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel at 11:15 am Wednesday March 18.

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“Living on the Edge” theme for Spring Convocation April 27 and 28

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:32 am.

“Living on the Edge” will be the topic explored when The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) convenes its Spring Convocation on the seminary’s campus Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, 2015. The convocation begins Monday with registration at 4:00 pm and at 5:00 pm a cookout for registrants, family, and friends. A 7:00 pm closing will feature Scripture, camp songs, prayer, and a reminder of the Tuesday schedule. Informal gatherings will then take place in local establishments or in various rooms on the campus, such as Lull Lounge.

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February 2015 Class Notes

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:25 am.

In Class Notes: updates from Nancy M. Stevens and the Rev. JoAnna M. Novak Patterson, plus obituaries of alumni the Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Meyer, BD 1965 and the Rev. George Edwin “Bud” Kenyon, Jr., MDiv 1956.

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February 2015 LTSP Notes

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:15 am.

LTSP Faculty leading June 2015 tour to LutherLand LTSP professors the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger and Dr. Michael Krentz are guiding a trip to Germany June 12 – 21, 2015, sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod’s Reformation 500 committee. What better way to prepare for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 than to visit historical sites […]

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