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A Taste of Seminary Happenings
|From President Phil Krey
Stories of Perseverance
The stories in this edition of PS Portions are about perseverance in doing good, rooted in a deep faith and trust in God.
We recall a sermon by Pr. John Hoffmeyer noted that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was in the habit of preaching on "love of enemy" at least once a year.
Pr. Robert B. Robinson describes how for 16 years a student-led trip to rebuild houses and buildings Johns Island, South Carolina, is an experience students and the Gullah of the island do not forget.
Pr. Katie Day talks about finding "energy and imagination" to end poverty. We share a story of perseverance in ministry despite debilitating illness.
I also note the passing of long time LTSP Trustee Dr. Robert Blanck. His many contributions to this school, the greater church, and the world will be long remembered. Read more from President Krey...
Preacher John Hoffmeyer recalls Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of love for enemies
Finding "energy and imagination" to end poverty
LTSP Professor Katie Day reflects on the complex and deepening predicament of poverty 50 years after U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in America.
Faith-based advocates have felt like lone voices in the wilderness for years, trying to get policy makers to focus on the reality of poverty in the U.S., as well as around the globe. Yet is like, suddenly, everyone from President Obama to the Republican leadership is currently focusing on the increasing economic disparity in our country.
Professor Day reflects on the challenges we face in persevering to end poverty ...
Johns Island: A tradition of January service by seminarians to neighbors in the south
Sixteen years ago, a group of great students at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) became concerned about the burning of churches in the south and wanted to help rebuild. Rural Mission, an organization on Johns Island, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, had a ministry of rebuilding and repairing houses for residents of the island, many of them elderly, who could not afford to fix up their own places. The students jumped at the opportunity and began a tradition that continues through today.
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