Students, alumni, faculty and staff of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) invite action and hope in a new Lenten devotional guide, ‘40 Days of Climate Justice,’ available as a pdf online.
In the introduction to the guide, Pastor to the Community Erik Christensen writes, “If climate change ever seemed too abstract to hold our attention, those days are over. Instead, we now grapple with the struggle to stay hopeful about our ability to make a meaningful impact on a crisis of apocalyptic proportions. Hope, however, is more than an emotion – it is a discipline. It is a stance toward the future that takes seriously God’s promise of salvation, redemption, and reconciliation. It is a refusal to let the reality of death to define the gift of life.”
Compiled by master of divinity student Karl Anliker, the guide includes prayers, poems, scripture, calls to action, and artistic reflections about the ecological crisis. It is a creative and passionate approach to the Lenten journey from many people connected to LSTC.
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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.