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August 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

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

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