Logo and Anthem
SYMBOLISM OF THE LTS LOGO
The outer circle represents the world as the context for the ministry of the Church in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the whole world as symbolized by the inner circle. Together the circles represent heaven and earth with respect to the constant changes in God's world and the manifestation of heavenly hope.
RINGS IN THE CIRCLES
The golden rings suggest that heavenly bliss is more precious than the most precious of metals or human possessions.
The Scriptures is the source of knowledge, doctrine, study and Christian life – all centered in Christ, the living Word who is the Alpha A and the OmegaΩ
The Nestorian cross is a symbol of discipleship in Christ – victory over death and eternal life in Christ Jesus, in whom theological education is centered. Its four points proclaim reconciled relationships with God, people and the world. The Nestorian design points to the rootedness of Christ in Chinese history. The hooks at the ends represent the shepherd's staff - a symbol of the ministry. The four small dots around the center refer to the four founding churches of LTS.
POINTS OF THE CROSS
The dots centered in the tips of the rose petals and at the ends of the cross proclaim the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
The heart in red represents human life, faith, hope and love under God in Jesus Christ.
The rose in white, taken from Luther's seal, is a sign of saints and angels - those covered by the white cloak of Christ's righteousness - a sign of faith, joy, peace and comfort.
The blue background represents heavenly joy and confidence in response to God's grace, forgiveness and acceptance into His Kingdom through baptism.
The Seminary is confessionally Lutheran but aims to serve the whole church in the unity of Jesus Christ and His redemptive mission.
(Source: Theology and Life, issue 10, p14-15.)
Text: Chi-pong TO
Music: Victor CHAN
English Translation: Valerie PETERSON
Born of Lutheran faith and mission,
You’ve led us to Tao Fong Shan.
Through a hundred years You've taught us,
Now the Spirit send us on.
Let us go as gospel servants,
one in heart with love for all.
Giving our lives like our Savior,
God has blessed us, God be praised