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June 2016

2016 grad Marissa Tweed finalist for David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award

A few days before receiving her master of divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Marissa Tweed learned that she was one of three finalists for the David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award. Tweed was one of 20 students from 16 theological schools across North America who submitted materials for the award. Tweed and the other finalists received a $1,000 award and warm congratulations from the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, which administers the competition. This was the final year of the award. [more]

Posted Jun 21, 2016

New book from Vítor Westhelle, “Transfiguring Luther”

In his latest book, Transfiguring Luther: The Planetary Promise of Luther’s Theology, Vítor Westhelle, professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, considers the effect of Luther’s theology when read and interpreted within contexts that do not share the cultural and political history of Europe. Such a reading transfigures the figure of Luther in ways that are remarkably in tune with the spirit of the Reformation, thus rekindling it. [more]

Posted Jun 16, 2016

LSTC makes major changes in student services

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has reorganized its Office of Vocation, Admissions and Financial Aid as the Student Services Office to better provide services for all students and especially for international students. Student Services Office staff are charged with supporting the entire student experience, from recruitment to graduation, including retention, financial aid, and community life. [more]

Posted Jun 14, 2016

Article by Jan Schnell Rippentrop wins Award of Excellence from Associated Church press

Jan Schnell Rippentrop, Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics  at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), received a first-place Award of Excellence from the Associate Church Press (ACP) for the article “Ready for communion: Living in holy space,” published in The Christian Century August 11, 2015. It won in the “Theological reflection, long format, all media” category. The award for Rippentrop’s article was one of seven presented to The Christian Century at ACP’s 100th anniversary celebration. [more]

Posted Jun 8, 2016

May 2016

Klaus-Peter Adam selected as a 2016-17 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology

Klaus-Peter Adam, associate professor of Old testament/Hebrew Bible at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has been selected as one of six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2016-17. He will be engaged in a yearlong research project, “Love Your Neighbor! Private Hatred and Public Violence.” [more]

Posted May 19, 2016

Paul Landahl receives LSTC Confessor of Christ Award

At its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) presented the Rev. Paul Landahl with the Confessor of Christ Award. The faculty bestowed the award in recognition of Landahl’s “tireless advocacy for the rights of diverse individuals and groups, including the poor, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ community,” throughout his more than 50 years of ordained ministry. [more]

Posted May 17, 2016

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries receives LSTC Community of the Cross Award

At its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) presented its Community of the Cross Award to St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, based in Billings, Mont. The LSTC faculty honored St. John’s Ministries for its mission to provide living opportunities within nurturing environments of hope, dignity and love. [more]

Posted May 17, 2016

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

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