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Lutheran Heritage Lecture examines Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological confrontation with white supremacy

On April 3, Dr. Reggie Williams, associate professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, will deliver the 2017 Lutheran Heritage Lecture, “Becoming Human: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theological Confrontation with White Supremacy.” The free public lecture begins at noon in the East Conference Room at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th St., Chicago. A soup lunch will be served. The Lutheran Heritage Lecture provides a contemporary perspective on the Lutheran tradition.

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Professor Ray Pickett named as Rector of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Raymond Pickett, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), has been named to serve as Rector of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, a graduate school of California Lutheran University.  His service there will begin 1 June 2017.

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Seminaries issue joint policy statement regarding immigration enforcement

On March 2, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) and McCormick Theological Seminary issued a “Joint Policy Statement Regarding Immigration Enforcement.” In an email to their schools, LSTC President James Nieman and McCormick President Frank Yamada outlined the seminaries’ shared “commitment to the well-being of immigrants and refugees in our midst, especially in light of recent actions by the executive branch that may threaten their safety and security.”

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World Mission Institute spotlights Protestants of the Global South to commemorate 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

The popular narrative about the Protestant Reformation is that it was a European event. The 2017 World Mission Institute, Protestants of the Global South during the Long Reformation, 1517-1700, challenges this narrative. The World Mission Institute is March 9, 5- 9 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel.

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Rafael Malpica Padilla to preach at LSTC’s 157th commencement

On May 21, the Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director of the Global Mission program unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will preach at the 157th Eucharist and Commencement Service of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). The service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago.

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