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March 2015

LSTC names 2015 Distinguished Alumni/ae Award recipients

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will present the 2015 Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards to seven of its outstanding graduates on Wednesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. This year’s honorees exemplify courage, service, creativity, innovation, and leadership. Recipients of the 2015 awards are the Rev. Dr. Robert Buckley Farlee, the Rev. Tom Gaulke, Ms. Inge Lempp, the Rev. Dr. Craig Mueller, the Rev. Dr. Martin Seltz, The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, and the Rev. Dr. James Wind. The awards ceremony begins at 5 p.m. A festive reception will follow to celebrate these outstanding alumni. [more]

Posted Mar 25, 2015

February 2015

New and old partners join with LSTC Gospel Choir for upcoming concerts

For the first time, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Gospel Choir and the Lutheran Choir of Chicago will unite for concerts on March 14 and 15. On April 12, the LSTC Gospel Choir will host its 27th Annual Concert with Chicago area gospel choirs in songs of praise. [more]

Posted Feb 24, 2015

LSTC welcomes visiting professor Barbara Lundblad

The new semester brings a new professor to the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This spring, the Rev. Barbara Lundblad serves as visiting professor of homiletics, guiding students in the art of preaching the gospel. Lundblad offers two courses for students hoping to become better preachers, Sermon as Meeting Place: An Introduction to Preaching, and an advanced course, Preaching for Social Transformation. [more]

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Dr. Cain Hope Felder to preach at LSTC’s Ash Wednesday service

The Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is hosting the Rev. Dr. Cain Hope Felder as preacher for the seminary’s Ash Wednesday worship service at 11 a.m. on February 18. Dr. Felder is professor of New Testament Language and Literature and editor of The Journal of Religious Thought at Howard University School of Divinity. All are welcome at the worship service at 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago. [more]

Posted Feb 5, 2015

ELCA Seminary Leaders Respond to Open Letter Call To Action on Matters of Race and Social Injustice

Responding to a national call to action from African American leaders in theological education, ELCA Seminary leaders pledged to speak out and act on current issues of racial injustice. In a statement [PDF] released February 2, 2015, the presidents and deans, representing all eight Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) theological schools, recognized the continuing racial oppression and injustice, and made a commitment to publicly confront lingering examples of injustice “in vigorous and prophetic ways in our schools.” [more]

Posted Feb 2, 2015

January 2015

Clyde Andrew Walter joins LSTC Advancement Office

Last week, Mr. Clyde Andrew Walter joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Advancement Office as Campaign Director and Major Gift Officer. He will direct the seminary’s upcoming comprehensive campaign; help to manage annual, major and planned gift programs; and work with donors at all gift levels. [more]

Posted Jan 30, 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

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