Saturday, 29 October, 2011

Rev. Dr. Jayakiran Sebastian the new dean of LTSP


                                                       (Picture courtesy LTSP)
The Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian has been appointed as the new dean of the Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia (LTSP). He will be taking over from the Rev. Dr. Paul Rajashekar, in July, 2012. This is the first time that the seminary started in 1864, will be having a non-Lutheran as its dean.

Professor Dr. Jayakiran Sebastian is an alumnus of the UTC, Bangalore and taught in the college for over a decade. During this time he has served as the Theology and Ethics department chairperson and the dean of doctoral studies. He also has several years of experience as a presbyter in the Church of South India , Karnataka Central Diocese. Dr. Jayakiran is presently the H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Culture, and Director of the Multicultural Mission Resource Center at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

He is a Member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, USA, and was in residence there from August 2003 to May 2004. In addition to several articles in edited books, various articles have been published in journals that cover a range of interests including the contributions and the ongoing relevance of the study of the early teachers of faith, the baptism and conversion debate, and contemporary missiological issues and themes. Recent publications include: "Towards a Christological Missiology Today with the Guide-Who-Stands-Aside," in Theology Today; "Enduring to the End -- Persecution, Martyrdom and Identity," in Bangalore Theological Forum; and "Having and Sharing: Theological Perspectives from India on Consumerism and Exclusion," in the inaugural issue of the new journal International Journal of Public Theology, to name a few.

The principal, faculty, students and all staff of the UTC congratulate the Rev. Dr. Jayakiran Sebastian on his appointment and wish him and his family all the best for the future.


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Geevarghese Coorilos, facebook, 29-10-2011- Dear Kiran, Many Congratulations on your appointment as Dean of the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. We are so proud of you and happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Alex Oommen, facebook, 29-10-2011- May the God be with you and give you power and vigour to do the best.

Anonymous said...

Congras Kiran i am really very proud of you may the good Lord Bless your Ministry Jessie

Noble Gembeeram said...

Dear Kiran,
Congratulations for the new appointment of Dean of LTSP.
Many wishes and God bless you.
Friend Noble.

Anonymous said...

George Oommen, facebook, 1-11-2011- We are proud of your Dr. Jayakiran Sebastian. May you be a great blessing to many in this new responsibility 'Dean Sebastian'.

Anonymous said...

Dhanaraj Premraj, fabook, 1-11-2011- Well done. Just fantastic. All the very best to Dr. Kiran.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Joy, facebook, 1-11-2011- Dear Kiran
Hearty Congartulations!!! Indeed very proud of you.
Warm regards to you, Mrunalini and Children
Achen and Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Vinod Victor, facebook, 1-11-2011- Congratulations Sir

Anonymous said...

Peniel Jesudasan Rufus, facebook, 1-11-2011- This is a matter of great joy and pride for all of us here at UTC. Hearty congratulations and all God's blessings. We look forward to welcoming you here next year, though your visit is going to be brief

Anonymous said...

Viji Varghese Eapen, facebook, 1-11-2011- Proud of you sir!!!

Anonymous said...

Hamilton Inbadas, facebook, 1-11-2011- Congratulations! and it is indeed a matter of great joy and pride!!

Anonymous said...

Wilson Varkey, facebook, 1-11-2011- Congrads and its a great joy...

Anonymous said...

Vinod Immanuel Gnanaraj, facebook, 1-11-2011- Congratulations, sir! We are so proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Rev. Jobby John, facebook, Nov 2, 2011- Congrats sir

Anonymous said...

hello kiran
congrats....your are really livin up to your ....old aka "vanji"....good on you dean
ajit samson.....from your dim and distant past!