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LSTC, Rhoads featured in new DVD education series on care of creation

Posted Dec 1, 2009

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Professor of New Testament David Rhoads is the co-host of "Earthbound: Created and Called to Care for Creation," a new six-part DVD series for congregations that explores Christians' complex relationship with God's creation. It examines the origins of misconceptions about Scripture's portrayal of creation and how Christians have become heaven-focused at the expense of Earth.

The series takes Martin Luther's breakthrough understanding of justification and vocation and applies it across all of creation. It shows how people throughout the Church are living out a vocation of relating to and caring for creation. Each segment of the series is approximately 25 minutes long. A study guide, with facilitator instructions, comes with the DVDs.

New Testament Professor Barbara Rossing, President James Kenneth Echols, alumnus Pastor Gordon Straw, and staff member Kwame Pitts are other LSTC voices on the DVD, which includes Walter Brueggemann, Larry Rasmussen, Terry Fretheim, and Cynthia Moe-Lobeda.

The series is available for $89.95 (plus shipping and handling costs) from Seraphim Communications A trailer of the series is available at the web page for "Earthbound" on Seraphim’s site.


Laura Wilhelm
Coordinator of Continuing Education


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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