Author: Joel

A Timeline of Racism at ULS and LTSP

United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) was formed with the 2017 merger of two historic Lutheran seminaries in Philadelphia (LTSP) and Gettysburg (LTSG). The following timeline has been placed here to show the real, perpetual, and damaging nature of racism present in ULS and LTSP. This timeline is also here as a preamble to the letter crafted by students calling the institution to act against its real, perpetual, and damaging racist culture. We know this is an incomplete timeline. If you are a student, staff, faculty, or alum of any of these institutions we welcome your insights and reflections on your experience of racism at ULS, LTSG, and...

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Episode 3: The Woman at the Well, the Enneagram, and a Kyrie

In Episode 3 of Season And Story we welcome a conversation with Elisabeth Preisinger and Josef Lorentz on the Enneagram and the woman at the well from John 4:5-42 with a performance of a Kyrie by Tangled Blue with stories from Schmilkendorf, Germany and Red Deer, Alberta. Check out http://seasonandstory.com/episode003 for images from Schmilkendorf and the Enneagram model. For those of you interested in more of the history of the Enneagram this is also where you can download the additional part of Josef and Elisabeth’s conversation that we edited out of Episode 3. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 2: Drums, Fasting, and the Fall

Here’s our Season And Story podcast for Lent 1A, 2017. It’s a conversation on fasting and lenten practices with another great spoken-word-sermon from Nate Preisinger. Accompanying this presentation are drums and percussion by Aimee, J-Mo, Danielle B, Lindsey, and Emmanuel.

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I Will Remember This Alleluia

Tangled Blue with A.J. Houseman and Elizabeth Peter

I Will Remember This Alleluia

…I sent a quick email to new friends A.J. Houseman and Elizabeth Peters and 15 hours later I was setting up microphones to record this new tune with A.J. Elizabeth, and Aimee in our seminary apartment. We debuted this tune last night at chapel. It’s based mostly off of Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1:16-21, and Matthew 17:1-9… I hope this listening is a blessing to you as the little community that formed around this creation was a blessing to me… Alleluia!

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Episode 1: Three Friends, a Podcast, and a Mustard Seed

Season And Story – Episode 1. Nate, Aimée, and I got together last week to have a quick conversation on how this all started a month ago and share a bit of what’s to come including Nate’s great spoken word/poem/sermon on the parable of the mustard seed. Here’s the podcast!

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