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Apr19

LSTC student Lydia Hernández-Marcial receives Forum for Theological Exploration doctoral fellowship

The Rev. Lydia Hernández-Marcial, a doctor of philosophy student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), has received a doctoral fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE). The fellowship is for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations full-time doctoral students who are at the dissertation stage of their studies. Hernández-Marcial is one of only six scholars to receive this award in 2017.

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Apr18

Professor Linda E. Thomas inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College

The Rev. Dr. Linda E. Thomas, professor of theology and anthropology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College on March 30.

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Apr12

The Rev. Gordon J. Straw elected to Cornelsen Chair for Spiritual Formation

The Board of Directors at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) on April 10 elected the Rev. Gordon J. Straw to fill the Cornelsen Chair for Spiritual Formation as Associate Professor effective July 1, 2017. In addition to teaching courses and working with the entire LSTC community in spiritual formation, Straw will serve as the Coordinator of Candidacy at LSTC.

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Mar16

Lutheran Heritage Lecture examines Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological confrontation with white supremacy

On April 3, Dr. Reggie Williams, associate professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, will deliver the 2017 Lutheran Heritage Lecture, “Becoming Human: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theological Confrontation with White Supremacy.” The free public lecture begins at noon in the East Conference Room at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th St., Chicago. A soup lunch will be served. The Lutheran Heritage Lecture provides a contemporary perspective on the Lutheran tradition.

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Mar13

Professor Ray Pickett named as Rector of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Raymond Pickett, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), has been named to serve as Rector of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, a graduate school of California Lutheran University.  His service there will begin 1 June 2017.

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Mar2

Seminaries issue joint policy statement regarding immigration enforcement

On March 2, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) and McCormick Theological Seminary issued a “Joint Policy Statement Regarding Immigration Enforcement.” In an email to their schools, LSTC President James Nieman and McCormick President Frank Yamada outlined the seminaries’ shared “commitment to the well-being of immigrants and refugees in our midst, especially in light of recent actions by the executive branch that may threaten their safety and security.”

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Feb28

World Mission Institute spotlights Protestants of the Global South to commemorate 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

The popular narrative about the Protestant Reformation is that it was a European event. The 2017 World Mission Institute, Protestants of the Global South during the Long Reformation, 1517-1700, challenges this narrative. The World Mission Institute is March 9, 5- 9 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel.

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Feb7

Rafael Malpica Padilla to preach at LSTC’s 157th commencement

On May 21, the Rev. Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director of the Global Mission program unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will preach at the 157th Eucharist and Commencement Service of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). The service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago.

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