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Stories from 2019


‘Healing in Such a Time as This’ theme of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at LSTC

The Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will host its ninth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on January 21 starting with worship at 11 a.m. in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago.

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Memorial services scheduled for James Kenneth Echols, Gordon J. Straw

Memorial services have been scheduled at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), for James Kenneth Echols, 67, former president of the seminary, who died December 22, and Associate Professor Gordon J. Straw, 59, who died January 5.

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LSTC sponsors training that addresses Islamophobia

Faith Over Fear training, to be held February 1-2 at the Mecca Center in Willowbrook, Ill., offers participants information about Islam and the opportunity to develop skills to address Islamophobia.

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LSTC gives thanks for the life and witness of Gordon J. Straw

The Rev. Gordon J. Straw, Cornelsen Chair for Spiritual Formation at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill., on Saturday, January 5. In the fall of 2018, he was diagnosed with an aggressive lymphoma and died of complications related to his treatment. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Soto Straw, and their daughter, Amanda.

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Jürgen Moltmann will co-advise LSTC student Brach Jennings’s doctoral studies

World renowned theologian Jürgen Moltmann has agreed to serve as co-advisor with womanist theologian and anthropologist Dr. Linda E. Thomas for Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Ph.D. student Brach Jennings. Moltmann will serve on Jennings’s qualifying exam panel in February. Then Jennings will travel to Tübingen, Germany, to do an independent study with Moltmann from April through July related to Jennings’s upper-level field exams and doctoral dissertation.

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