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Gordon A. Braatz, Benjamin Stewart

Benjamin Stewart thanks Dr. Gordon Braatz after being installed as the Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship in September 2009

Worship is central

The Rev. Dr. Gordon Braatz believes that worship nurtures and enlivens one’s faith and that the traditions and rituals of worship provide stability for our lives. Dr. Braatz acted on that belief by creating the Gordon A. Braatz Chair in Worship at LSTC. The Rev. Dr. Benjamin M. Stewart was inaugurated as the Braatz Associate Professor of Worship in September 2009.

The Braatz Chair guarantees that the teaching of worship will continue to be a priority at LSTC,” says Braatz Professor Ben Stewart. “The inauguration of the chair, in the midst of a really difficult economy, made the gift of the chair that much more a sign of generosity and vision.”

Students at LSTC are being prepared for real engagement for what’s happening now – ecologically, liturgically, theologically – in congregations.  At the same time, the training is deeply rooted in Christian and Lutheran traditions.


Benjamin Stewart, Gordon A. Braatz Assistant Professor of Worship and Dean of the Chapel





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