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The LSTC Epistle magazine is published three times a year by the LSTC Marketing and Communications Department. Content and photography showcases the dynamic LSTC community, including student, alumni, donor, faculty and staff features. Each issue also includes a letter from President James Nieman, alumni notes, obituaries and upcoming events being planned by LSTC community members.

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LSTC News Releases

Nov22

‘Will the James Webb Telescope See God?’ topic of CASIRAS webinar with Heidi Hammel

Heidi Hammel, vice president for science at AURA, a consortium that operates large astronomical observatories, explains what the James Webb Telescope will see, and her take on whether it will see God

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Nov3

Kristallnacht observance seeks to join people of all faiths in healing the world

November 9, LSTC will offer a hybrid service of reflection, music and witness together with Jewish partners from the area.

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Nov1

Edgar M. Krentz, Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament, dies

Edgar M. Krentz, Christ Seminar-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), died Oct. 31.

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Oct27

‘On Our Way to Truth and Healing’ theme for 2021 Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium

During the all-virtual 2021 Vine Deloria Jr Theological Symposium at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), presenters will talk about the intersection of Indian boarding schools and theological/Christian education as well as the work being done across the United States to bring truth and healing.

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Oct25

Moose Flores joins LSTC as admissions counselor

Moose Flores joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as admissions counselor Sept. 20

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Oct22

Collaborative "Sounds of Faith" event taking place October 24

The Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace at LSTC partners with other organizations for a unique educational outreach project which focuses on the power of sound, rhythm and movement in religious and spiritual contexts.

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Oct15

Katrina Steingraeber to present 'Looking at Today’s World Through the Psalms' for Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge

2021 graduate Katrina Steingraeber will present 'Looking at Today's World Through the Psalms' Oct. 28 for the ELCA's Hein-Fry Challenge

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Oct12

Debra Cronin joins LSTC as director of educational and information technologies

Debra Cronin joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as director of educational and information technologies Sept. 20.

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Oct8

Equity, Eco-healing and Human Health panel Oct. 12

Four LSTC alumni panelists with diverse experience working on matters of ecotheology and equity, make theological and practical connections between ecology, justice, and healing

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Oct6

LSTC commissions Antiracism Transformation Team to combat internal racial disparity

On October 13, the Board of Directors of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will officially commission its Antiracism Transformation Team

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Oct4

Richard Vivian appointed vice president for finance and operations

Richard Vivian has been appointed Vice President for Finance and Operations by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Board of Directors starting September 1.

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Sep17

Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez to present “Abya Yala in Turtle Island: Decolonizing Latinequis Semantics” Oct. 12

Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez, associate professor of Lutheran systematic theology and global Lutheranism, will present the in-person and Zoom lecture, “Abya Yala in Turtle Island: Decolonizing Latinequis Semantics,” Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. CDT.

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Aug31

Guy J. Consolmagno SJ, director of Vatican Observatory, to present CASIRAS/LSTC webinar Oct. 1

Guy J. Consolmagno SJ will present “Your God Is Too Small,” Friday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m., CDT, hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS) and LSTC

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Aug11

Three innovators in mission topic of 2021 Scherer Lecture

George Hunsberger delivers the 2021 Scherer Lecture on three innovators in mission, Lamin Sanneh, Lesslie Newbigin and Dorothy Day, via Zoom Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. CDT

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Aug5

Five named 2021 LSTC Distinguished Alumni

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has named five 2021 Distinguished Alumni who will receive their awards Oct. 14, during LSTC’s Homecoming celebration.

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Jul29

Update: LSTC CAMPUS RESPONSE TO COVID-19  

LSTC continues to monitor and stay in compliance with coronavirus restrictions.

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Jul9

Vimary Couvertier-Cruz appointed LSTC director of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

Minister Vimary (Vima) Couvertier-Cruz has been appointed director of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as of July 1, a new leadership position for the school.

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Jun17

LSTC chosen for Wise Stewards Initiative

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has been chosen to participate in the Wise Stewards Initiative of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools.

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May27

LSTC receives Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative Lilly Endowment Inc. grant

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has received a $49,500 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., through its Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative.

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May20

Greg Kaufmann receives LSTC Distinguished Service Award

Greg Kaufmann (Christ Seminary-Seminex, 1977, MDiv) was presented the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) 2021 Distinguished Service Award May 19 during the spring Board of Directors meeting held via Zoom.

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May11

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon to present CASIRAS/LSTC webinar June 3

David Grinspoon will present “The Emergence of Planetary Intelligence: Astrobiology and the Anthropocene Earth” Thursday, June 3, at 5 p.m., Central Daylight Time.

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Apr30

LSTC to offer service of prayer for India May 4

A special service of prayer for India as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, and for our friends and colleagues directly impacted, will be offered May 4.

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Apr20

President Nieman responds to Chauvin verdict

President Nieman responds to Chauvin verdict response on behalf of the full seminary.

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Apr12

LSTC to celebrate 161st Commencement May 16

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will hold its 161st Commencement virtually on Sunday, May 16, 2:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

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Mar22

LSTC Antiracism Transformation Team response to attacks against Asians and Asian Americans

LSTC's Antiracism Transformation Team denounces and condemns white supremacy and xenophobia that undergird attacks on Asians and Asian Americans

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Mar9

Linda E. Thomas appointed director of LSTC’s Pero Multicultural Center

Linda E. Thomas has been appointed the new director of the Albert "Pete" Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago starting January 1, 2022.

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Feb23

Kamio Arigbabuwo appointed director of admissions

Kamio Arigbabuwo has been appointed LSTC's new director of admissions starting March 1, 2021.

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Feb8

Peter Phan on migration, mission and spirituality at 2021 World Mission Institute

Peter C. Phan delivers the keynote address for the 2021 World Mission Institute on March 11.

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Jan29

‘Celebrating Black Joy’ theme of 2021 Black History Month at LSTC

Details about 'Celebrating Black Joy,' the monthlong celebration of Black History at LSTC

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Jan13

Michael Spezio to present CASIRAS/LSTC webinar February 19

Michael Spezio will present "Humility as Inclusive Empathy: Theory of Mind and Imaginaries of the True Self," Friday, February 19, at 4 p.m.

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Jan12

‘Unity’ theme of LSTC Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration

Unity if the theme of LSTC's Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration. Five distinguished theologians will reflect on the theme in a pre-recorded event that will air live on Facebook and YouTube on January18.

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Jan7

Mark T. Lowry joins LSTC as philanthropic engagement associate

Mark Lowry is LSTC's new philanthropic engagement associate focused on working with volunteers to increase support for the seminary.

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Jan6

Ceciley R. Akins joins LSTC as philanthropic engagement associate

Ceciley R. Akins is LSTC's new philanthropic engagement associate focusing on major gifts.

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