Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Church History: Giving Public Theology Memory - Convocation video

The study of the churches' histories not only grounds our current experience in the traditions and stories of the past but also helps to find new applications for old solutions to issues facing the church today.Participants will hear about how the very latest historical research has an impact on ministry in today's church and world, and they will have opportunity to ask their teachers any question they want. Watch this convocation with LTSP church history faculty presenting on an area of special interest:

Prof. Kiran Sebastian: "Three Reasons Why Cyprian Will Change Your Ministry"

Prof. Philip Krey: "How Augustine Helps Me Interpret the Bible"

Prof. Timothy Wengert: "Philip Melanchthon's Enormous Ecumenical Error and How We Fixed It"

Prof. Jon Pahl: "Speaking Truth to (American) Power in Love"

Prof. Karl Krueger: "Don't Burn the Books of the Bible!"

Prof. David Grafton: "What Say You of Muhammad?"


To download the video podcast, click here, and to download the audio mp3 file, click here.

presented Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bible and Qur'ān - A Comparative Approach: Fall Forum Video

Christians and Muslims are shaped and guided by their Scriptures. Yet, the Bible and the Qur'an serve distinct roles and functions within each faith tradition. How do Christians and Muslims approach and interpret their texts for faith and life? This Fall Forum will investigate how Lutheran theological views and exegetical principles might compare and contrast with a variety of Muslim perspectives of their own Book of Faith. This was the theme of LTSP's 2010 Fall Forum, with keynotes by The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton, Associate Professor, Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations and Director of Graduate Studies, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

First Keynote: "Bible and Qur'ān as Scripture I - A Theological Comparative Approach Between Lutherans and Orthodox Islam"



Second Keynote: "Bible and Qur'ān as Scripture II - Lutheran Exegetical and Sunni Tafsīr Principles"


To download the video podcasts, click here and here; for the audio mp3 files, click here and here.

More on Fall Forum

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Prof. Kiran Sebastian presents Quodlibet - video

The Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian, H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures and Director, Multicultural Mission Resource Center at LTSP, was the 2010 distinguished presenter for Quodlibet, where each year a member of the faculty at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is presented with "any question whatsoever" and responds in this tradition-based, rigorous academic exercise. Watch his lively presentation:



To download the video podcast, click here, and for the audio mp3 file, click here.

Monday, November 01, 2010

"Church History: Giving Public Theology Memory" topic of Nov. 16 Convocation

The study of the histories of the church not only grounds our current experience in the traditions and stories of the past, but also helps to find new applications for old solutions to issues facing the church today. Participants will hear how the very latest historical research has an impact on ministry in today's church and world, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenters any question they want. Faculty members at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) will address the topic from a number of viewpoints at the convocation "Church History: Giving Public Theology Memory" on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. The convocation is scheduled for 11:30 am in Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center on the seminary campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, and is free and open to the public.

The participating faculty members and their presentations addressing the topic will be:

- The Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian: "Three Reasons Why Cyprian Will Change Your
Ministry"

- The Rev. Dr. Philip D. Krey: "How Augustine Helps Me Interpret the Bible"

- The Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Wengert: "Philip Melanchthon's Enormous Ecumenical Error and How We Fixed It"

- Dr. Jon Pahl: "Speaking Truth to (American) Power in Love"

- Dr. Karl Krueger: "Don't Burn the Books of the Bible!"

- The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton: "What Say You of Muhammad?"

The November 16 convocation is the latest on the LTSP theme for the 2010-2011 academic year, Theological Education in the Changed Context of the Church and Society. Future convocations will explore the topics "Teaching Theology in the Seminary Curriculum: A Symposium by Systematicians," "Teaching the Practice of Ministry in the Seminary Curriculum: A Symposium by the Integrative Area," and "Seminary Education: What the Church Expects" with Bishop Roy Riley, New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

For more information on LTSP and other seminary events and offerings, visit the seminary website at www.Ltsp.edu.