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2017 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge is Friday – Last Chance to Register!

Posted by LTSP Communications on April 18, 2017 at 12:36 am.

The Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Wengert will be keynote speaker at the all-day Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge at LTSP on April 21. The challenge invites seminary students to explore new ways of engaging Scripture in a congregational or ministry setting. Four students share their projects and learnings at this day-long event. A panel of practitioners, led by keynote speaker Dr. Wengert, will respond to each presentation, and those in attendance will be invited to respond. The day is free and open to the public – lunch included, registration required!

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Easter Courage: An Easter message from LTSP

Posted by LTSP Communications on April 16, 2017 at 2:02 am.

There are moments when it feels like Matthew’s story of the resurrection – the account many of us heard read in church this morning – is almost working at cross purposes. On the one hand, the message delivered by the angels is clear, succinct and, above all, comforting: “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised.” At the same time, however, Matthew also paints what is perhaps the most alarming and, quite frankly, awe-inspiring picture of the resurrection, complete with an earthquake and rather fearsome angel descending from the heavens to unseal the grave. No wonder the guards at the tomb faint with fear and the women are terrified.

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