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Dedication of the Augustana Museum of the Lutheran Archives Center

Posted by LTSP Communications on June 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm.

Dedication of the Augustana Museum and Presentation of the Augsburg Confession is scheduled at the Lutheran Archives Center, The Brossman Center, on the campus of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The dedication service will begin at 5:45 pm, and admission is free and open to the public.

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Reflecting on Islamic Radicalism, Islamic Terrorism, Islamo-fascism, whatever you call it…

Posted by David Grafton on June 20, 2016 at 5:22 am.

Since the violent deaths of over fifty innocents in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, 12 June, I have watched a national political and policy debate over just what to call “this thing” that happened. How we classify the violent act has become a hot potato. Politicians and policy pundits have been arguing over the origins of […]

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Reflecting on the horror of Orlando and its aftermath…

Posted by David Grafton on June 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm.

It is worth noting that American Muslims and groups from around the world responded swiftly and concretely to condemn the horrific mass killing in Orlando on Sunday, 13 June. See several following links for several Muslim community condemnations: The Orlando Statement (Note the importance of the first signator – the Mauritanian Reformist Scholar, Abdullah Bin Bayyah) […]

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PS Portions – June 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on June 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm.

In this issue of PS Portions, President David Lose considers the atmosphere of fear in “Do Not Be Afraid,” the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger answers questions to “Dear Librarian,” Spring Convocation 2016 Report, “Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God,” The 152nd Commencement, Preaching with Power 2016 videos, Breidegam Connector Dedication, 10th Anniversary of the Asian Theological Summer Institute, Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge, June LTSP Notes and Class Notes, and more…

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Do Not Be Afraid

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:59 pm.

I’ve been struck by two things while trying to follow Karl Barth’s advice this spring. A Swiss theologian and pastor, Barth was also perhaps the leading Protestant theologian of the 20th century, and he was fond of saying that good preachers hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. And so while reading both the Scriptures and the newspaper, I’ve first noticed how frequently fear seems to be the topic of the day.

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Faculty Reflection: The Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 3:48 pm.

As the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger prepares for retirement after 17 years of service at LTSP, he reflects on one of his positions at LTSP – Director of the Krauth Memorial Library.

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COURAGE Moving Forward… Spring Convocation 2016 Report

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 2:43 pm.

“COURAGE Moving Forward…” was the theme of the 2016 Spring Convocation of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12, 2016. There was time for learning, fellowship, and renewing acquaintances with alumni and friends of LTSP, and events including the Alumni/Faculty Reception, Easter Vespers, and the annual banquet where Distinguished Alumni were recognized.

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Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:36 pm.

After 17 years, the Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger (MDiv 1980) is retiring from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Dr. Krueger’s farewell presentation, on May 12, 2016, was entitled, “Not for Our Eyes: Readers Talking to Themselves and Sometimes God.” It highlighted the marginal notes in books that belonged to some noteworthy individuals, books now housed in the Rare Book Room of the library. View a video of the lecture and photos from the event.

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The 152nd Commencement

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 12:27 pm.

The 152nd Commencement of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) saw 55 seminarians receive certificates and degrees in recognition and celebration of their completion of theological studies. Commencement was held Tuesday, May 18, 2016, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. View videos, photos and more…

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The 34th Preaching with Power – Watch the Week!

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:03 am.

For the thirty-fourth year, Preaching with Power, sponsored by the Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), brought outstanding preaching, teaching, and a Celebration of Music in the African American Church to Philadelphia. Watch videos of the preaching events, the convocation on “Terrorism in America — Sacred Places,” and a slide show of the music celebration.

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Breidegam Connector Dedicated June 2

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:34 am.

The Breidegam Connector, which joins the Krauth Memorial Library and The Brossman Center on the LTSP campus, provides new gathering space and accessibility to the historic library building. The community gathered on June 2, 2016, to dedicate the Connector, thank generous donors and funders of the project, and celebrate this new asset to the LTSP and wider community.

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Asian Theological Summer Institute 10th Anniversary

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 9:59 am.

The Asian Theological Summer Institute at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, celebrating its 10th year, brought sixteen doctoral students of Asian heritage to the LTSP campus for a week of mentorship, learning, and fellowship. The 10th Institute convened from May 31 – June 4, 2016.

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The Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 2:10 am.

Seminarian John Heidgerd (MDiv 2015), serving his internship year at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, New York City, was among eight students – one from each of the seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – to be part of the Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge. John’s presentation was on “The Soul Cafe.” John describes The Soul Cafe and the Challenge in a short video.

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LTSP Notes – June 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:39 am.

LTSP Notes for June include new staff members Mercedes Lee and Karol Mason, Farewell and Godspeed to Profs. Kevin Moroney and Derek Woodard-Lehman, and recent activities by Profs. Katie Day, Nelson Rivera and Karyn Wiseman.

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Class Notes – June 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 1:12 am.

In the June Class Notes, LAMPa “Serve Speak Pray Award” Recipients, updates on Jennifer Baker-Trinity, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, the Rev. Tiffany Chaney, Caroline Dunleavy, the Rev. Dr. Wylie Johnson, the Rev. David Kistler, The Rev. Janet Gasbarro, and the Rev. Walton R. Horn, along with the deaths of the Rev. John Chalupa, the Rev. Robert Bush, The Reverend Clarence D. “Hap” Reeser, the Rev. Richard C. Wolf, and the Rev. George David Hanssen.

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