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LSTC News Releases
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 GodRead more
November 9, LSTC will offer a hybrid service of reflection, music and witness together with Jewish partners from the area.Read more
Edgar M. Krentz, Christ Seminar-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), died Oct. 31.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 ChallengeRead more
Debra Cronin joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as director of educational and information technologies Sept. 20.Read more
Four LSTC alumni panelists with diverse experience working on matters of ecotheology and equity, make theological and practical connections between ecology, justice, and healingRead more
On October 13, the Board of Directors of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will officially commission its Antiracism Transformation TeamRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 LSTCRead more
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. CDTRead more
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.Read more
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has received a $49,500 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., through its Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative.Read more
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.Read more
David Grinspoon will present “The Emergence of Planetary Intelligence: Astrobiology and the Anthropocene Earth” Thursday, June 3, at 5 p.m., Central Daylight Time.Read more
LSTC's Antiracism Transformation Team denounces and condemns white supremacy and xenophobia that undergird attacks on Asians and Asian AmericansRead more
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.Read more
Peter C. Phan delivers the keynote address for the 2021 World Mission Institute on March 11.Read more
Details about 'Celebrating Black Joy,' the monthlong celebration of Black History at LSTCRead more
Michael Spezio will present "Humility as Inclusive Empathy: Theory of Mind and Imaginaries of the True Self," Friday, February 19, at 4 p.m.Read more
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.Read more
Mark Lowry is LSTC's new philanthropic engagement associate focused on working with volunteers to increase support for the seminary.Read more
Ceciley R. Akins is LSTC's new philanthropic engagement associate focusing on major gifts.Read more