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Jun21

2016 grad Marissa Tweed finalist for David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award

A few days before receiving her master of divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Marissa Tweed learned that she was one of three finalists for the David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award.

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Jun16

New book from Vítor Westhelle, “Transfiguring Luther”

Vítor Westhelle considers the effect of Luther’s theology when read and interpreted within contexts that do not share the cultural and political history of Europe.

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Jun14

LSTC makes major changes in student services

LSTC has reorganized its Office of Vocation, Admissions and Financial Aid as the Student Services Office to better provide services for all students and especially for international students.

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Jun8

Article by Jan Schnell Rippentrop wins Award of Excellence from Associated Church press

Jan Schnell Rippentrop, Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), received a first-place Award of Excellence from the Associate Church Press (ACP).

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May19

Klaus-Peter Adam selected as a 2016-17 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology

Klaus-Peter Adam, associate professor of Old testament/Hebrew Bible has been selected as one of six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2016-17.

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May17

Paul Landahl receives LSTC Confessor of Christ Award

At its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, LSTC presented the Rev. Paul Landahl with the Confessor of Christ Award.

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May17

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries receives LSTC Community of the Cross Award

At its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, LSTC presented its Community of the Cross Award to St. John's Lutheran Ministries, based in Billings, Mont.

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Apr4

Pastor Maceo L. Woods and the Christian Tabernacle Choir to perform at LSTC Gospel Concert April 10

Pastor Maceo L. Woods and the Christian Tabernacle Choir is the special guest at LSTC's 28th Annual Gospel Concert.

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Mar31

Hendel honored with Festschrift, “Subject to None, Servant of All”

Colleagues surprised Kurt K. Hendel, Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor Emeritus of Reformation History by presenting him with the Festschrift, Subject to None, Servant of All: Essays in Christian Scholarship in Honor of Kurt Karl Hendel.

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Feb25

The Rev. Dr. Richard J. Perry Jr. to preach at LSTC’s 156th commencement

On Sunday, May 15, the Rev. Dr. Richard J. Perry Jr., professor of church and society and director of the urban ministry program at LSTC will preach at LSTC’s Eucharist and Commencement Service.

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Feb10

Lutheran Heritage Lecture uses Bugenhagen’s writings to trace formation of first Lutheran churches

The free public lecture will be given on Monday, March 14 at 11:45 a.m. in the LSTC Common Room, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago.

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Jan26

2016 Gudina Tumsa Theological Forum, “Looking Back, Aiming Ahead: God’s Mission Unfolding in the Missional Church,” at LSTC February 26 and 27

Theologians and scholars from Africa, Europe and the Americas will reflect on the development of mission and the church in Ethiopia at the 2016 Gudina Tumsa Theological Forum.

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Jan12

Pero Multicultural Center hosts sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day at LSTC

The Albert "Pete" Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at LSTC will host "One Body. Many Members: Celebrating the Dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

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Jan12

LSTC a partner site for Trinity Institute 2016, “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice”

Racial justice is a matter of life or death; we can’t afford to stay silent and tacitly accept the (mostly) invisible systems that support inequalities, create suffering, and deny human dignity.

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