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April 2016

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 the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s (LSTC) 28th Annual Gospel Concert on April 10. The concert also features performances by the Shekinah Chapel Praise Team, Atmosphere of Heaven, G3 (Generation 3 of the Keith Hampton Singers), and saxophonist Harvard Stephens Jr., in addition to the LSTC Gospel Choir led by Dr. Keith Hampton. [more]

Posted Apr 4, 2016

March 2016

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

On March 14, colleagues surprised Kurt K. Hendel, Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor Emeritus of Reformation History at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) by presenting him with the Festschrift, Subject to None, Servant of All: Essays in Christian Scholarship in Honor of Kurt Karl Hendel. [more]

Posted Mar 31, 2016

February 2016

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 the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will preach at LSTC’s Eucharist and Commencement Service. The service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago. Fifty-two students will graduate from LSTC’s six degree programs. [more]

Posted Feb 25, 2016

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

The Rev. Dr. Martin J. Lohrmann, Assistant Professor of Lutheran Confessions and Heritage, Wartburg Theological Seminary, will deliver this year’s Lutheran Heritage Lecture, “Faith. . .and Good Works! The Formation of the Lutheran Church through J. Bugenhagen.” 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. [more]

Posted Feb 10, 2016

January 2016

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 on February 26 and 27 at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago. [more]

Posted Jan 26, 2016

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

On Monday, January 18, the Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will host “One Body. Many Members: Celebrating the Dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” This is the Pero Multicultural Center’s sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Worship begins at 11 a.m. in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, followed by a complimentary luncheon and panel discussion about diversity in the church. All are welcome. Please RSVP for the luncheon to afigueroa@lstc.edu. [more]

Posted Jan 12, 2016

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. Rather, we need to have an open dialogue—a process that starts with listening. [more]

Posted Jan 12, 2016

November 2015

Albert “Pete” Pero Jr., first African-American professor at a US Lutheran seminary, dies

Updated November 23, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Albert “Pete” Pero Jr., professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), died on November 18 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 79 years old. Pero became the first African American professor at a US Lutheran seminary when he joined the LSTC faculty in 1977. He was also the first African American to earn a PhD in theology. [more]

Posted Nov 20, 2015

Lutheran Seminaries Explore Shared Learning Exchange

More than 70 representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) eight seminaries convened near Chicago on November 1, 2015 for a two-day session of envisioning what a “common learning exchange” could mean for the church’s theological education network. [more]

Posted Nov 12, 2015

October 2015

Philip Hefner co-author of new book, Our Bodies Are Selves

Philip Hefner, professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and senior fellow of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, recently published his latest book, Our Bodies Are Selves, co-authored with LSTC alumna Ann Milliken Pederson and Susan Barreto. [more]

Posted Oct 6, 2015

Thomas Jay Oord joins Zygon Center for Religion and Science as 2015-2016 Theologian/Artist in Residence

Renowned theologian and photographer Thomas Oord will spend three residencies at the Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) during the 2015-2016 academic year as a Visiting Theologian and Artist in Residence. [more]

Posted Oct 2, 2015

September 2015

Two LSTC professors receive Enhancing Life Project grants

Barbara Rossing, professor of New Testament, and Lea Schweitz, associate professor of systematic theology/religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), are among 35 international scholars to receive grants to participate in The Enhancing Life Project. The Project is a collaboration of the University of Chicago and Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany. It is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation to “explore essential aspirations of human beings that move persons and communities into the future.” [more]

Posted Sep 29, 2015

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