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Opportunities at LSTC
April 2014

All events are held at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, unless otherwise noted.

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The Bible and Qur’an course offered in Waukegan
Professors Ghulam-Haider Aasi and Mark Swanson will teach this popular course at the Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan, Ill. The course will meet Sundays, March 23 & 30 and April 6 & 13, from 2- 4 p.m. For details contact Sara Trumm at or 773-256-0708. Download flyer here.

The Future of Creation lectures Mondays at LSTC
Zygon Center for Religion and Science invites you to Monday evening lectures from February thru April. Each week, two experts examine key elements to developing effective, equitable, and sustainable responses to environmental degradation. The free lectures are at 6:30 and 8 p.m. in Room 208 at LSTC. See details for each week at, email or call 773-256-0670.


Mitri Raheb to speak about “Faith in the Face of Empire”
The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine, will visit LSTC on April 1. He will preach in chapel at 11 a.m. Pastor Raheb will make a presentation on Faith in the Face of Empire, his new book, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 350. He will also speak about Bright Stars of Bethlehem, the non-profit organization he leads. A light lunch will be provided. All are invited to attend. For more information contact Sara Trumm at or 773-256-0708. Download flyer here.


Essayist Eula Biss at LSTC for April 3 Valpo Alumni Wordfest -- Canceled.

LSTC Guild Spring gathering at Lord of Life, Schaumburg
On April 5, the LSTC Guild, which is dedicated to assisting LSTC’s international students, will hold its spring gathering at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 119 W. Wise Rd., Schaumburg, Ill. Registration begins at 9:30, with brunch at 10 a.m., followed by a program led by LSTC international students. Cost is $10; Lord of Life is wheelchair accessible; child care will be provided. Please contact Guild President Jean Nye via the LSTC Advancement office ( ) for more information.

Chapel Music Series presents the Chicago Chamber Choir
Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m., in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, the well-known Chicago Chamber Choir presents music for organ and choir in the program, "Where the Wild Songs Are." Artistic Director Timm Adams will conduct  Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” and other works. To purchase tickets, visit or call 312-409-6890.

26th Annual LSTC Gospel Choir Concert
Come celebrate the beginning of the LSTC Gospel Choir’s 2nd quarter-century with their concert, “Every Praise!” on Sun., April 13 at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but a freewill offering to support the Grover Wright and Rev. Carole A. Burns Scholarships will be gathered. Atmosphere of Heaven Ministry, St. Paul Lutheran School Praise Dancers, St. James Industrial M.B. Church Choir, and Shekinah Lutheran Church Praise Singers, will join the LSTC Gospel Choir in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC for an afternoon of Gospel music that you won’t want to miss. For more information contact Patricia Bartley at or 773-256-0717.

World Mission Institute looks at World Council of Churches’ mission document

“Together towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes” is the topic of this year’s World Mission Institute hosted April 24 and 25 at LSTC. The title is taken from the World Council of Churches’ Affirmation on Mission and Evangelism presented at its 10th Assembly at Busan, Korea, in October 2013. On April 24 at 7 p.m. Adele Halliday, United Church of Canada Program Coordinator for Intercultural Engagement and Education presents the keynote address. On April 25 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Professors Steven Bevans, David Esterline, Scott Alexander, and Rob Gallagher will give short reflections on the document. All are welcome. Contact Dr. Peter Vethanayagamony at or 773-256-0749 for more details.

Annual Sacred Texts Conference April 27
Presenters from the three Abrahamic traditions will look at what our sacred texts say about human wholeness. This year’s conference is Sun., April 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the American Islamic College, 640 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. For more information, contact Sara Trumm at or 773-256-0708.




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