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September 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

LSTC student receives Women of the ELCA Chilstrom Fund Scholarship

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) master of divinity student Sally Hanson has received a $2,000 Women of the ELCA’s Herbert W. and Corinne Chilstrom Scholarship for Women Preparing for Ordained Ministry. The scholarship provides assistance to Lutheran women who are second-career students entering their final year at an ELCA seminary. [more]

Posted Sep 9, 2014

August 2014

LSTC student receives ELCA Fund for Leaders Mission Developer Scholarship

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) master of divinity student Kwame Pitts has received a $6,000 ELCA Fund for Leaders Mission Developer Scholarship. The scholarship will provide tuition support for Ms. Pitts’ final year of study at LSTC. [more]

Posted Aug 26, 2014

LSTC alumnus David Vásquez-Levy named president of Pacific School of Religion

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) alumnus the Rev. David Vásquez-Levy, was elected president of the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) on August 14. He is the school’s 13th president and will be one of only three persons of Latino/a descent serving as president of an accredited seminary in the U.S. and its territories. [more]

Posted Aug 18, 2014

LSTC hosts Lutheran World Federation Conference, lecture

Biblical scholars and theologians from around the world will gather at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) September 4-10 for the Third Lutheran World Federation International Hermeneutics Conference. The Gospel of Matthew is the focus of the conference. [more]

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Elizabeth Christensen named new LSTC Gospel Choir manager

This fall, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s Gospel Choir will have a new manager, the second in the choir’s 26-year history. Elizabeth Christensen succeeds founding manager Patricia Bartley. [more]

Posted Aug 6, 2014

June 2014

A Bright idea: LSTC begins large-scale energy conservation project

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is making some serious changes. The seminary is undertaking extensive building improvements that will conserve 172,000 kilowatt hours per year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, this is the same as taking 25 cars off the road or planting 3,041 trees. [more]

Posted Jun 25, 2014

LSTC honors six distinguished alumni/ae

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will present the 2014 Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards to six of its outstanding graduates on Wednesday, June 18 at 5 p.m. [more]

Posted Jun 10, 2014

April 2014

LSTC professor links Christian worship and care for creation

Eco-theologians and lay readers alike have a new, paperless way to learn about ecology and Christian worship. The Rev. Dr. Benjamin M. Stewart’s book A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology is now available in a Kindle edition. [more]

Posted Apr 22, 2014

Justo González to receive LSTC Confessor of Christ Award

On Sunday, May 18, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will present the Rev.Dr. Justo González with the Confessor of Christ Award. Dr. González is a one of the most respected Latino scholars in the United States and a contributor to the development of a Latina/o theology. The award will be presented during the school’s 154th commencement service at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago. [more]

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Chicago advocacy group to receive LSTC Community of the Cross Award

At this year’s graduation ceremony, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will honor a hometown organization, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) On Sunday, May 18, LSTC will bestow its highest honor given to exemplary organizations, the Community of the Cross Award.  Dr. Iva Carruthers, founding CEO and general secretary, will accept the award as the group’s representative. [more]

Posted Apr 15, 2014

March 2014

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda to preach at LSTC’s 154th Commencement

On Sunday, May 18, Dr. Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda, a leading voice in defining what it means to be a “public church,” will preach at the Eucharist and Commencement Service for 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. Fifty-five students will graduate from LSTC’s six degree programs. [more]

Posted Mar 19, 2014

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