Epistle Magazine

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.

Review current and past issues of the Epistle on the Epistle Magazine webpage.

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LSTC News Releases


LSTC moves toward new Hyde Park site

New location decision to be announced before the end of the semester

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Kristallnacht: LSTC student reflects on German remembrance of dual events

LSTC commemorates Kristallnacht Nov. 7

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"Am I My Sister’s Keeper? Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls" theme for 2022 Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium

Over the last two decades, dedicated Indigenous leaders, families, organizers, activists, and organizations have worked in vital ways to shine a light on the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) epidemic – and the thousands of women and girls who have been disappeared or murdered on Turtle Island (North America). Today, the movement is growing.

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Join us for Homecoming Oct. 12-13! Distinguished alumni will be honored; a mini conference on implicit bias offered Oct. 13

Don't miss being part of our lively campus during Alumni Week

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Attend the Scherer Lecture, Tuesday, Oct. 4. This free community talk will explore the concept of “resurrectional cruciformity.”

The annual Scherer Lecture is Oct. 4, 4-5:30 p.m., in person in the Augustana Chapel and livestreamed

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Visit our new relocation webpage where you will find the most current information regarding the seminary’s move.

Visit our NEW Sale and Relocation webpage

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Get a taste of seminary life! Join us online for our fall Seminary Sampler Oct. 24-25 and in-person Oct. 26.

LSTC's Seminary Sampler is the perfect way for prospective students to get a taste of seminary life.

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Candace L. Kohli elected to LSTC faculty as assistant professor of Lutheran Systematic Theology and Global Lutheranism

Candace L. Kohli elected to LSTC faculty

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Zygon Center presents “Science as Liberation Praxis” on June 14

LSTC’s Zygon Center for Religion and Science welcomes Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein for a lunchtime presentation on June 14.

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Watch recordings of LSTC's 2022 graduation services

LSTC's baccalaureate and graduation services are now available as recordings.

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Institutions agree on plan for sale of Hyde Park property

press release from the University of Chicago, LSTC and McCormick

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Looking toward commencement in person

'A New Heaven and a New Earth' is theme

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'It is Well' the theme for 32nd annual LSTC Gospel choir benefit concert

LSTC will host annual Gospel choir on April 24, featuring Dr. Loudella Evans Reid.

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LSTC to offer activities April 5-6 during Giving Day

Join LSTC in activities, including worship, lectures and more, virtually and in-person during Giving Day.

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South Side interfaith trolley tour celebrates historic holy month of April

Trolley Tour and iftar celebrate holy days in April

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South Side interfaith trolley tour celebrates historic holy month of April

Trolley Tour and iftar celebrate holy days in April

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Dr. Linda E. Thomas’ reflections on renamed Albert “Pete” Pero, Jr. and Cheryl Stewart Pero Center for Intersectionality Studies

Dr. Linda Thomas provides information and a reflection on the renaming of a Center at LSTC

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LSTC celebrates the Black family during Black History Month

“The Black family” is this year’s Black History Month theme at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). All events will be online, with possible in-person opportunities. As plans continue to be finalized, watch for dates and further details to be posted soon.

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LSTC Middle East Travel Seminar registration open, deposit due 3/15

LSTC alumni and friends are invited to participate in the 2022 LSTC Middle East Travel Seminar, World of the Bible: Ancient Sites and Current Struggles in the Holy Land, hosted by Professors Klaus-Peter Adam and Barbara Rossing.

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

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LSTC to partner with American Islamic College for training January 28-29

On Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29, the Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) and the American Islamic College (AIC) are partnering together to offer the "Faith Over Fear" training, a training of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. This training is for current LSTC and AIC students, as well as faith leaders in Chicago. It aims to reduce and to counter anti-Muslim bias, discrimination, and violence in the U.S.

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LSTC to release presentations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 17)

Join LSTC January 17 at 11:00 a.m. CST for "History, Hope, and King: Where Do We Go from Here Amid Times of Political Unrest, Voter Suppression, and COVID?", a series of presentations led by Christian ethicists who will take Dr. King's 1967 sermon "Where Do We Go from Here?" and put its themes in conversation with current events.

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