LSTC Stories

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.
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
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.
Melissa Hrdlicka LSTC Wisconsin native turned Chicago dweller ready for her future in ministry MDiv student Melissa Hrdlicka reflects on her LSTC journey, favorite classes and experiences, and next steps.
Katie Mueller: Called to ministry at age 8 and finally at seminary I'm overjoyed to be surrounded by people who want to talk about faith and spirituality at a moment's notice. Who knew I wasn't the only one? (Fall 2020 Epistle)
Maddie Tallman & Corey Bergman: ‘Getting married during seminary was a hoot’ "The church needs leaders who aren't afraid to preach on the sin of racism. By creating leaders with courage, LSTC also has a huge role in creating support systems for leaders as well. We all know we can't do this alone, we need each other. LSTC helped teach me that, and my dream is that it keeps up that goal and shows the world just how a seminary can in fact do and say the hard things without fear." -Maddie Tallman (Summer Epistle 2020)
Adam and Elle Dowd: ‘Our work will always be collaborative’ “Wherever we land—our work will always be collaborative because we live together. That’s just part of it.” -Adam Dowd (Summer 2020 Epistle magazine)
MDiv student Julie Grafe is ready for what comes next “I am so grateful for the time at LSTC. I’m glad to be done with this and sad to be done with this. . . and I didn’t do it. It was God working through me. I’m not sure what comes next but I’m ready.” (Summer 2020 Epistle magazine)
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