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Antiracism Transformation Team at LSTC Reflections from LSTC Antiracism Transformation Team members Two ATT members reflect on the commitment and discomfort of this transformational work.
Jose David Rodriguez LSTC Speaking truth to the church: three global theologians reflect on LSTC, TEEM and joy in the midst of struggle José David Rodríguez, Javier “Jay” Alanís and Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez all have wide-ranging areas of expertise at the intersection of global, Latinx and Lutheran theologies. They reflected on theological education, LSTC, the cost of their call and where they find joy in May 2021.
President James Nieman during commencement 2021 Commencement 2021: A year of asking, and now facing, 'What's next?' On May 15-16, LSTC 2021 graduates celebrated their accomplishments and experiences as seminarians in their own homes through a baccalaureate online service and recorded commencement video.
first call process ELCA Holy chaos: An exploration of the new first call process Stephani Shumaker, 2021 MDiv, explores the new first call process within the ELCA.
An Overflow of Abundance: Barbara Rossing and Lauren Johnson “We help future preachers proclaim Jesus’s abundance as a transformative vision of healing for congregations and for our world." -Barbara Rossing
A bold missionary vision Karen and Jerry Kolschowsky made two transformational gifts, which would endow both A Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice (CCME) and the Harold S. Vogelaar Chair in Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations...This year, they have joined LSTC again, making a lead gift to our annual Giving Day celebration.
Vance Blackfox at Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium Vance Blackfox: Shifting the narrative of mission and service A profile of alum Vance Blackfox, ELCA desk director for American Indian Alaska Native Tribal Nations, director of Other + Wise, and Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium facilitator.
Wagner and Wickware podcast Podcast with humble beginnings surprises & delights Two LSTC faculty members explore relevant topics in ministry today and engage with students and the community through their podcast.
Dave Hedlin accept alumni award Five distinguished alumni honored at Homecoming 2021 LSTC presented distinguished alumni awards in a ceremony held online in October 2021. The five recipients— with varied years and experiences of service—expressed deep gratitude to the school, their families and all those who have cheered them on.
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