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January 2015

LSTC to be a partner site for Trinity Institute’s Theological Conference, Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality

Chicago, IL– Many Christians worry about being complicit in a system that perpetuates economic inequality, a system that conflicts with deeply held religious values about social justice. But there are those who believe solutions are possible and that economic inequality represents a core justice issue that can be a vital focus for preaching, teaching, and social action.  [more]

Posted Jan 13, 2015

Fifth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Luncheon at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Chicago, IL– The Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will present the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Luncheon on Monday, January 19 in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago. Worship begins at 11 a.m. [more]

Posted Jan 6, 2015

December 2014

2015 Watanabe Calendars

The 2015 Watanabe calendars are here! The calendars measure approximately 16.5” by 23” and feature a stencil drawing titled “The Last Supper” from 1990. The artwork is by Sadao Watanabe, a well-known Japanese Christian print artist. Calendars are $20 each and a portion of the proceeds will go to the William J. and Elizabeth M. Danker Fellowship for International Students at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. [more]

Posted Dec 30, 2014

Jennifer Thomas joins LSTC Advancement Office

Last week, the Reverend Jennifer J. Thomas (1998, MDiv) joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Advancement Office as a Gift Officer.  She will lead the seminary’s alumni strategy and work with donors at all gift levels. [more]

Posted Dec 16, 2014

Kyle Severson receives Munderloh Foundation Award of Excellence

Student Kyle Severson, a senior in the master of divinity program at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), has received a Munderloh Foundation Award of Excellence. The $3,000 award is given annually to a student nominated by the faculty for excellence in scholarship. This special award from the Munderloh Foundation was given in addition to the forty-five $3,000 scholarships they presented to LSTC students. The Award of Excellence is given to one student at each of the four seminaries where the Munderloh Foundation provides student scholarships. [more]

Posted Dec 9, 2014

November 2014

Richard A. Jensen, Carlson Professor Emeritus of Homiletics, dies

The Rev. Dr. Richard A. Jensen, Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Professor Emeritus of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, died on November 19 in Lakeville, Minnesota. He was a missionary, scholar, teacher, and author who, with his wife, Bonnie, worked for the Lutheran church throughout his life. [more]

Posted Nov 21, 2014

More than 30 new and returning students receive full-tuition scholarships

This fall, more than 30 new and returning Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) master’s level students received full-tuition scholarships. These include Presidential, Bridges, and Hope Scholarships awarded by LSTC; ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarships, and one Veterans’ Affairs Scholarship. [more]

Posted Nov 12, 2014

October 2014

First Herman Innovation Fund grants awarded to train faculty in social media and oral history

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago has awarded the first two Lyn C. and Stewart W. Herman Jr. Fund for Innovation in Theological Education grants to proposals that will strengthen the seminary’s focus on preparing leaders for a public church. [more]

Posted Oct 29, 2014

Manz Organ Series begins new season

Today the Manz Organ Series began its eighth season of concerts with a recital at 12:15 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC by Dr. Derek Nickels, musician at the (Episcopal) Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Ill. The program included music of Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Georg Muffat, and Marcel Dupre. [more]

Posted Oct 9, 2014

September 2014

Third Annual Fall Benefit Concert for the Pero Multicultural Center at LSTC

Chicago, IL, September 2014 – The Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will present its annual fall benefit concert [more]

Posted Sep 26, 2014

LSTC alumnus new executive director of Oaks Indian Mission

Alumnus Vance Blackfox (2012, MATS), director of Youth in Mission at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago since June 2012, has been named the new Executive Director of Oaks Indian Mission in Oaks, Okla. He begins his new job immediately. [more]

Posted Sep 25, 2014

LSTC launches search to fill Carlson Chair in Homiletics

Today, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) launches a search to fill the Alex Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair in Homiletics. [more]

Posted Sep 16, 2014

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