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Jonathan Rundman in concert at LSTC

Posted May 29, 2007

The musician, Jonathan Rundman, will appear in concert Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. LSTC's Youth in Mission Program for high school youth is sponsoring the public concert. The concert is free but groups should call 773-256-0725 to reserve seats.

Rundman is a singer/songwriter and guitarist with years of experience playing for churches, coffee shops, and more recently the ELCA Youth Gathering. His music has been featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show and his music has been compared to Paul Westerberg and Freedy Johnston. Rundman has released 9 albums including: The Best of Jonathan Rundman: 20 Songs from the 20th Century, Protestant Rock Ethic, and Public Library. For more information on Jonathan Rundman and his music you may find it on his website, http://www.jonathanrundman.com.

LSTC Community members, ACTS program members, youth groups, congregations, and the public are all are welcome to attend the concert.

In 2003, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago inaugurated the Youth in Mission ministry to nurture the faith life of young people and to prepare them for ministry in the world. Through a generous grant of $1.67 million from the Lilly Endowment Inc., Youth in Mission developed two programs and created a Youth Center that is available for retreats and visits to Chicago. One program offered by YIM is Serving Christ in the World. Approximately 25 youth who have completed their sophomore and junior year of high school by June of the current year spend two weeks at LSTC and one week at the Lutheran Center in Mexico City, Mexico. During this time the youth explore, discover, and enhance the ways in which they are called to serve Christ in the world.

Contact:

Heather Wallace
Program Coordinator, YIM
773-256-0725
youthinmission@lstc.edu

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

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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