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Epistle

The cover of Epistle magazine featuring Shemiah Curry smiling in front of stained glass in LSTC's chapelWinter 2023
Featuring:
MDiv Student Shemiah Curry Answers the Call (cover story)
The Power of Support
Justice, Faith and Inclusion
Leadership in a Time of Change
Shaping Faith and Future
Cover for the May 2023 Commemorative edition of Epistle, featuring a silhouette of people celebrating as they watch the sun rise over Lake MichiganSummer 2023 Commemorative Issue
Featuring:
The place that brought us together
Welcoming a seminary in exile
Racial+cultural+denominational identity
More fruitful than our expectations
A bittersweet farewell
The music will live on in Seattle
Our new home
Cover of the Fall 2022 Epistle, Homecoming attendees meet in the Augustana ChapelFall 2022
Featuring:
Coming home: LSTC welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for 4th Homecoming (cover story)
Making it all fit: Carly Chamberlain stays busy with Public Church Fellowship, work, classes via distance learning
Lyndsay’s next great adventure: Monsen comes home to Chicago to explore ministerial calling
Candace Kohli brings her Luther passion to LSTC
Doctoral candidate Denise Rector awarded DSIR Fellowship
‘We need to wake up’: Jepenri Tambunan shares wisdom from rare WCC experience
Cover of the Summer 2022 Epistle, graduates celebrate outside in their gownsSummer 2022
Featuring:
A joyous, in-person commencement (cover story)
School in motion (President Nieman’s letter)
Bishop Yehiel Curry receives Distinguished Service Award
Four to receive distinguished alumni awards
A farewell to Jan Boden
Erv and Ross: legacy of love and service
Cover of the Winter Spring 2022 Epistle, a saint with a halo sits by the fire and looks up at the night skyWinter/Spring 2022
Featuring:
Saints are for Lutherans, too (cover story)
Three graduates look toward commencement – Hery Andrianotahina NaivosonChristopher RajkumarMelissa Hrdlicka
Honoring the legacy of Klein and Krentz
A public pastor for a public church
Progress in LSTC’s strategic plan
This is what TEEM program looks like
Cover of the Fall 2021 Epistle, two podcasters are chatting in front of microphonesFall 2021
Featuring:
Professors produce podcast (cover story)
Five alumni honored at Homecoming – John Kotovsky, Ronald Glusenkamp, Kara Baylor, David Hedlin, and Gary Simpson
New students have stories to tell – Ji BuJuan Manuel Arias PereaKillian Schrenk
Vance Blackfox shifts the narrative
Donors make the ordinary extraordinary
Cover for the Summer 2021 Epistle, two graduates celebrating in front of LSTCSummer 2021
Featuring:
Celebrating 2021 commencement virtually (cover story)
Understanding the first call process
Lane Lewis shares LSTC’s story
Global theologians speak truth to the church
Reflections from antiracism team members
Cover of the Winter Spring 2021 Epistle, a pastor conducts a service outsideWinter/Spring 2021
Featuring:
LSTC prepared these grads for calls abroad (cover story)
Virtual commencement, three graduate profiles
Strategic plan unveils priorities
Graduate moves from pulpit to politics
Rossing uses Erlander resource to teach
Teaching and learning in a pandemic
Class of ’70 challenges others to give
Cover of the Fall 2020 Epistle, a masked person is working on a computerFall 2020
Featuring:
Student workers vital during pandemic (cover story)
Homecoming honors distinguished grads
Stephen Styles an ecumenical bridge builder
Katie Mueller finds joy and challenge
Thor Arason leaves Iceland to study liturgy
Brooke Petersen serves up grace, compassion
Cheryl Stewart Pero made history
Colleagues remember Paul Landahl
Cover of the Summer 2020 Epistle, James Nieman gives an address from the Augustana ChapelSummer 2020
Featuring:
A love letter to the Class of 2020 (cover story)
MDiv graduate ready for what comes next
Couples find love at LSTC – Maddie and CoreyElle and AdamSarah and IanTroy and Ole
A tribute to Pat Bartley
Gift officer reflects on pastor’s legacy
Cover of the Spring 2020 Epistle, Kadi Billman is featured in the Augustana ChapelWinter/Spring 2020
Featuring:
Seasons of change for Kadi Billman (cover story)
LSTC remembers Herb Chilstrom
Graduate upholds small church attitude
Cover of the Fall 2019 Epistile, Angela Khabeb, a distinguished alumni award winner is featuredFall 2019
Featuring:
First Homecoming a success (cover story)
Operations staff keeps LSTC going
CCME leads in Christian-Muslim relations
Alum establishes LGBTQ scholarship
Cover of the Summer 2019 Epistle, a graduate in a gown is smiling with a small childSummer 2019
Featuring:
Celebrating 2019 commencement (cover story)
LRWC provides a home
Graduates ready for ministry (Derrick, Rosa-Fuentes, Markose, Hickey)
Christine Wenderoth: a life in libraries
Gordon Braatz: good and faithful servant
Cover of the Winter 2019 Epistle, James Kenneth Echols and Gordon J. Straw are rememberedWinter/Spring 2019
Featuring:
Remembering James Kenneth Echols (cover story)
Carrying on Gordon J. Straw’s legacy (cover story)
Katie’s Closet stocked for students
Congregational creativity supports seminaries
Cover of the Fall 2018 Epistile, three new faculty members smiling in the Augustana ChapelFall 2018
Featuring:
Meet LSTC’s new faculty – Wickware, Lim, Wagner (cover story)
Ismael Calderón’s journey to Jesus and LSTC
Leading the growing Lutheran Church of Liberia
How Village supports international students
Mark Van Scharrel reflects on his LSTC years
Donors help relieve seminary debt
Cover of the Summer 2018 Epistle, a line of LSTC graduates are walking down the sidewalk in their gownsSummer 2018
Featuring:
Commencement 2018 (cover story)
Remembering Bill Lesher
Giving thanks for Vitor Westhelle
Profiles of 2018 graduates (Clark, Burford-Berry, Bass, Meyers)
Retirements: Baeder, Perry, Shelley
Sarah Stegemoeller: distinguished service
Cover of the Winter 2018 Epistle, members of the LSTC community are featured smiling in the Augustana ChapelWinter/Spring 2018
Featuring:
Erik Christensen on telling stories
Gospel choir sets 30th year lofty goal
Military chaplaincy as public church
Donor Patricia Nordstrand on giving
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