Chris Satullo, Executive Director of News and Civic Dialogue at Philadelphia public broadcaster WHYY, and formerly columnist and editorial page editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, will be the speaker at the 145th commencement of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Commencement will be Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 3 pm on the seminary campus in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.
An expected 68 students will be awarded the Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Divinity, or Certificate of Study. In addition, Pennsylvania Representative Cherelle Lesley Parker (left) and Pennsylvania Senator LeAnna M. Washington (right), whose districts both include the community of which LTSP is a part, will receive the Doctor of Divinity Honoris Causa in recognition of their work for the community they serve.
Commencement speaker Satullo recently spoke at LTSP, presenting a lecture entitled "Brood of Vipers: The media, the Gospel and public life," which addressed the connections between the media, faith, and the public.