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“Come! Bring Healing, Bring Peace” – The Annual Advent Vespers

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 22, 2016 at 11:26 pm.

On Sunday, December 4, the seminary and wider community marked the season with the annual Advent Vespers. Under the theme “Come! Bring Healing, Bring Peace,” the Service of Evening Prayer provided a time for prayer, reflection, and silence – things that are a gift from God in our fevered world.

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Advent Reflections

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 11:13 pm.

PS Portions invited several LTSP faculty, alumni, and students to reflect on the meaning of Advent, and to share their thoughts. Watch as Professor Karyn L. Wiseman, alumna the Rev. Linda Manson and Seminarian Lenny Duncan talk about Advent in times like these.

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Tangled Blue — Songs and Stories for the Seminary Community

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:30 pm.

Tangled Blue is the music of Aimée and Joel Pakan — a married couple from the ELCA’s Minneapolis Area Synod and the seminary community’s first ever Composers-in-Residence. Aimée and Joel moved to LTSP to study in the MDiv program this fall, and also lead chapel music at LTSP, even as they continue a performance schedule that’s taken them to Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, and Texas over weekends this fall and back to LTSP for weekday classes.

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God’s Church worshipping on LTSP campus

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 10:17 pm.

A local congregation, God’s Church, began worshipping in LTSP’s Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel in early December. It has been some time since the chapel hosted Sunday worship as members of the student body spend Sundays serving at – and learning from – congregations throughout the region.

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Class Notes – December 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 9:47 pm.

December’s class notes include an update from the Rev. Mark English, the death of Melvyn Alan Hammarberg, PhD (MDiv 1972), and emeritus professor the Rev. Dr. Gordon Lathrop is one of the participants in Spring Convocation 2017.

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LTSP Notes – December 2016

Posted by LTSP Communications on at 9:12 pm.

LTSP Notes is taking this edition off as the seminary prepares for Christmas break and an exciting 2017. LTSP will be closed Friday, December 23, 2016 – Monday, January 2, 2017 – Blessed Christmas and Joyous New Year!

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Position Opening: Library Director for United Lutheran Seminary

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 21, 2016 at 1:12 am.

In mid-2017, United Lutheran Seminary will succeed the historic Gettysburg and Philadelphia Lutheran seminaries, retaining campuses in both locations while being served by a unified faculty and administration. As part of this transition, United Lutheran Seminary seeks an innovative, adaptive, and collaborative director of one library system located on two campuses. Read more about this position opening…

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“Portraits of Jesus”

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm.

In the American Memorial Chapel of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, built to honor those US citizens who died defending Britain in World War II, there is a set of stained glass windows with pictures of Jesus, the nativity, … and George Washington.

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United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) Presidential Search Announcement

Posted by LTSP Communications on December 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm.

A New Venture in Theological Education, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), as the newest graduate and professional school in theological education with the deepest roots, seeks a president. A seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), ULS is a single school with two campuses, consolidating two historic, Pennsylvania seminaries from Gettysburg and Philadelphia.

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