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, was the speaker at the 145th commencement of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Commencement was held on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 3 pm on the seminary campus in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. watch the commencement address
Sixty eight students were awarded the Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Divinity, or Certificate of Study. Six students received the UTI Certificate of Church Leadership. In addition, Pennsylvania Senator LeAnna M. Washington (left) and Pennsylvania Representative Cherelle Lesley Parker (right), whose districts both include the community of which LTSP is a part, received 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.
Graduate photos and a video of commencement can be ordered online: www.ltsp.edu/2009-grad-video-photo-orders.
During the week following commencement, additional video plus photos and reports will continue to be added to the commencement section of the LTSP Web site. To be notified when these are online, sign up for @PS, the seminary eNewsletter.