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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

February 2014

Internationally recognized theologian Mitri Raheb to speak at LSTC

At the Lutheran School of Theology on Tuesday, April 1, history and theology will come to life. Internationally-acclaimed theologian Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb will speak on his latest book, Faith in the Face of Empire, which draws parallels between the impact of empire in both biblical history and Palestine today. [more]

Posted Feb 26, 2014

January 2014

Esther Menn begins tenure as LSTC dean and vice president for academic affairs

Dr. Esther Menn, the Ralph W. and Marilyn R. Klein Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, began a five-year term as dean and vice president for academic affairs at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) on January 1. Her installation service will be held in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC on Wednesday, February 5 at 11 a.m. [more]

Posted Jan 8, 2014

December 2013

Herman Innovation Fund created to improve teaching and learning

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has received a gift of $500,000 to promote experimentation and new approaches to education for ministry. The Lyn C. and Stewart W. Herman Jr. Fund for Innovation in Theological Education was established by Dr. Stewart W. Herman III in thanksgiving for the life and witness of his parents. The endowment will provide funding for faculty projects to enrich the seminary curriculum by encouraging the development of bold ideas and new directions in preparing leaders for new forms of ministry. [more]

Posted Dec 10, 2013

LSTC receives Lilly Endowment Grant to examine pathways to lower seminarian debt

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has received a $250,000 grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. to do research on three pathways to reduce seminary student debt. The grant builds on initiatives and methods used by LSTC that led to a reduction of overall student borrowing by 15% during each of the past two years. LSTC’s study will explore the practices of low debt load students, identify and test approaches to financial aid counseling, and examine ways to develop stronger support by congregations for students. [more]

Posted Dec 3, 2013

November 2013

American Indian & Alaska Native Symposium to be named in honor of Vine Deloria, Jr.

On November 14, the Annual American Indian & Alaska Symposium at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will be renamed in honor of the late Vine Deloria, Jr. Deloria graduated from Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Ill., a predecessor school of LSTC.
Special guests Susan Power, Elder (Standing Rock Sioux); Father Peter J. Powell, St. Augustine Center for American Indians; and Kirke Kickingbird (Kiowa) will be part of the renaming ceremony that will take place at 8 p.m. in the Refectory at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th Street, Chicago. [more]

Posted Nov 14, 2013

October 2013

Lutheran Heritage Lecture to examine border crossing in an age of border walls

The Rev. Dr. Javier “Jay” Alanis, executive director of the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) will deliver this year’s Lutheran Heritage Lecture, “Lutheran Heritage, Mexican Ancestry and the Future of the ELCA.” The free public lecture will be given on Tuesday, November 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the LSTC Common Room, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago. [more]

Posted Oct 29, 2013

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