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« Reply #225 on: June 19, 2019, 05:06:57 PM »

I was wondering if there was an actual Bachelor of Psychology degree.


No.  Not at any accredited college or university in the U. S.

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« Reply #226 on: June 19, 2019, 05:30:01 PM »
A Bachelor of Psychology is not an academic degree, but a mental state of mind for unmarried men.

That great theologian Oscar Wilde once spoke on the subject of bachelorhood.
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« Reply #227 on: June 19, 2019, 06:45:08 PM »
Wagner College offers several academic programs through its Psychology Department, and confers both a BA and a BS in Psychology.

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« Reply #228 on: June 19, 2019, 06:48:06 PM »
This concludes the ELCA News releases on Bishop's elections:

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Michael Lozano elected bishop of the ELCA Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod

CHICAGO (June 19, 2019) – The Rev. Michael L. Lozano, Sharon, Pa., was elected June 15 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, held June 13-15 at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa.

Lozano was elected on the fifth ballot, with 71 votes. The Rev. William Coleman, pastor of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Erie, Pa., received 61.

The bishop-elect has served as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon, Pa., since 2014. He was pastor of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Gainesville, Fla., from 2005 to 2007; Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Holly Springs, Pa., from 1996 to 2005; and St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catawissa, Pa., from 1993 to 1996. An active U.S. Army Reserves chaplain, he served this call full time from 2008 to 2014.

Lozano received a Bachelor of Science from Mansfield (Pa.) University in 1988 and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now United) in 1992. United is one of seven ELCA seminaries. He received a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., in 2015.

Lozano will be installed Oct.13 at location to be determined.

The Rev. Ralph E. Jones has served as bishop since 2001 and will retire Aug. 31.

Information about the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod is available at nwpaelca.org.

 

https://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/7994

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« Reply #229 on: June 19, 2019, 07:56:48 PM »
I have variously characterized my second Masters as a Masters in the Humanities and more often a Masters in Religious Philosophy.  Thecnically it was listed as a Masters of Arts in the Humanities. MAs are standard, the other designations are more descriptive.
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« Reply #230 on: June 19, 2019, 08:56:19 PM »
I have variously characterized my second Masters as a Masters in the Humanities and more often a Masters in Religious Philosophy.  Thecnically it was listed as a Masters of Arts in the Humanities. MAs are standard, the other designations are more descriptive.

Yes, but you used the word "in" while the news release used the word "of".  Like Bachelor OF Arts, or Bachelor OF Science (even capitalizing Psychology, as is done with Arts or Science).  So, I wondered if there was such a degree as Bachelor OF Psychology.  Apparently, there is not and it was merely sloppy writing/editing.  Not a big deal one way or the other, just was curious if a new type of Bachelor's degree was available.

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« Reply #231 on: June 20, 2019, 12:14:53 AM »
Wagner College offers several academic programs through its Psychology Department, and confers both a BA and a BS in Psychology.

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I believe the issue is extreme nitpicking over calling the sheepskin of someone with a BS in Psychology or BA in Psychology a "Bachelor of Psychology". When that issue is resolved, we can then debate how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. And regardless of what anyone says, it depends on whether they're engaged in ballroom dancing or square dancing.
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« Reply #232 on: June 20, 2019, 09:36:59 AM »
This concludes the ELCA News releases on Bishop's elections:

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Michael Lozano elected bishop of the ELCA Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod

CHICAGO (June 19, 2019) – The Rev. Michael L. Lozano, Sharon, Pa., was elected June 15 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, held June 13-15 at Thiel College in Greenville, Pa.

Lozano was elected on the fifth ballot, with 71 votes. The Rev. William Coleman, pastor of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Erie, Pa., received 61.

The bishop-elect has served as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon, Pa., since 2014. He was pastor of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Gainesville, Fla., from 2005 to 2007; Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Holly Springs, Pa., from 1996 to 2005; and St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catawissa, Pa., from 1993 to 1996. An active U.S. Army Reserves chaplain, he served this call full time from 2008 to 2014.

Lozano received a Bachelor of Science from Mansfield (Pa.) University in 1988 and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now United) in 1992. United is one of seven ELCA seminaries. He received a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., in 2015.

Lozano will be installed Oct.13 at location to be determined.

The Rev. Ralph E. Jones has served as bishop since 2001 and will retire Aug. 31.

Information about the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod is available at nwpaelca.org.

 

https://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/7994


It is interesting that this synod elected a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. I find it encouraging. Bishop-elect Lozano still serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve (i. e., part time). Is that politically correct?

Full disclosure: I met him years ago serving together at the U.S. Army Chaplain School; later I attended his wedding.   :)

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« Reply #233 on: June 20, 2019, 11:32:26 AM »
Actually, I think that learning strategy at the army’s war college might be pretty good training for a bishop.
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« Reply #234 on: June 20, 2019, 11:37:58 AM »
Actually, I think that learning strategy at the army’s war college might be pretty good training for a bishop.

I certainly agree as an alumnus. The experience enhances one's leadership qualities and it's good for any calling - military, civilian, secular, or ecclesiastical.

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Re: 2019 Synod Assembies: Something in the Air?
« Reply #235 on: June 20, 2019, 12:23:01 PM »
Actually, I think that learning strategy at the army’s war college might be pretty good training for a bishop.

I certainly agree as an alumnus. The experience enhances one's leadership qualities and it's good for any calling - military, civilian, secular, or ecclesiastical.

Peace, JOHN

Continuing the slight detour from the topic of Synod Assemblies:

My congregation has certainly benefitted by having LCMS members in the Armed Forces attend during their stay at the US Army War College. (Calvary in Mechanicsburg, PA is the nearest LCMS congregation to Carlisle, PA.) We've had at least one LCMS family from the War College for eight of the eleven years of my pastorate; some years we've had two or three families. That type of rate has also been seen in the congregation's past. Some students have been chaplains, including a man who just graduated and will be helping a vacant congregation prior to deploying in the new year. We've also had War College staff members attend. Each of these families bring their talents and gifts during their year at the institution.

I can't speak for the ELCA congregations in the area, but I'd hope that they have similarly benefitted. And I would definitely think that some of the training Rev. Lozano received will help in his administrative duties for the NW PA Synod.
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« Reply #236 on: June 20, 2019, 12:44:59 PM »
Wagner College offers several academic programs through its Psychology Department, and confers both a BA and a BS in Psychology.

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I believe the issue is extreme nitpicking over calling the sheepskin of someone with a BS in Psychology or BA in Psychology a "Bachelor of Psychology". When that issue is resolved, we can then debate how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. And regardless of what anyone says, it depends on whether they're engaged in ballroom dancing or square dancing.

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 Perhaps you need to remember that not everything posted here is a big deal.  I asked about what sounded like a novel degree, simply because it intrigued me.  if you are not interested in such things, ignore them as your own tagline suggests.  I find many posts, even threads, here uninteresting.  But that does not mean they are not so to others.

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« Reply #237 on: June 20, 2019, 03:59:16 PM »
Actually, I think that learning strategy at the army’s war college might be pretty good training for a bishop.

I certainly agree as an alumnus. The experience enhances one's leadership qualities and it's good for any calling - military, civilian, secular, or ecclesiastical.

Peace, JOHN

Continuing the slight detour from the topic of Synod Assemblies:

My congregation has certainly benefitted by having LCMS members in the Armed Forces attend during their stay at the US Army War College. (Calvary in Mechanicsburg, PA is the nearest LCMS congregation to Carlisle, PA.) We've had at least one LCMS family from the War College for eight of the eleven years of my pastorate; some years we've had two or three families. That type of rate has also been seen in the congregation's past. Some students have been chaplains, including a man who just graduated and will be helping a vacant congregation prior to deploying in the new year. We've also had War College staff members attend. Each of these families bring their talents and gifts during their year at the institution.

I can't speak for the ELCA congregations in the area, but I'd hope that they have similarly benefitted. And I would definitely think that some of the training Rev. Lozano received will help in his administrative duties for the NW PA Synod.

A classmate was pastor at the LCA (>ELCA) congregation in Carlisle and found exactly what you describe.

By the way the U.S. Army Chaplain School was in Carlisle Barracks for a few years following WW II. Arthur Carl Piepkorn was commandant during part of that time.

Peace, JOHN
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