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LSTC News Releases
Reparations Update May 2, 2023 At its April meeting, the Executive Committee of the LSTC Board of Directors approved a resolution to establish a Reparations Task Force that will examine and propose a reparations plan for the seminary, beginning in 2023. The task force includes President James Nieman as support staff, and board members Morgan […]
LSTC Announces 33rd Annual Gospel Choir Benefit Concert
LSTC Announces 33rd Annual Gospel Choir Benefit Concert This year’s April 16th concert honors gospel artist Percy Gray and recipients of the Grover Wright Scholarship and the Rev. Carole A. Burns Scholarship. Join us in praise on Sunday, April 16th at 4pm in Augustana Chapel for the 33rd annual LSTC Gospel Choir Benefit Concert. This […]
LSTC Joins Interreligious Organizations for the Second Annual Chicago Interfaith Trolly Tour
All aboard! This April, a number of religions’ holy days (Ramadan, Passover, Easter, Wesak, Vaisakhi, Ridvan and more) overlap, meaning that many Muslims, Jews, Christians, Baha’i, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, and others will simultaneously be observing their holy days.
Letter to campus partners regarding the sale of our campus building
Dear members and friends of the LSTC community: I am pleased to report that we have reached the culmination of our building sale to the University of Chicago. At midnight Thursday, the dozen or so building services we have been responsible for will be terminated, and the university will assume these services in whatever ways they determine. By Friday […]
Notable LSTC Alum Herbert Anderson Announces Re-Publication of Three Texts
Notable LSTC Alum Herbert Anderson Announces Re-Publication of Three Texts March 1, 2023 In the March 1, 2023 issue of the Christian Century, Editor/Publisher and Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Peter W. Marty takes on the cultural centrality of the hypermasculine. He argues that hypermasculinity must be put aside in favor […]
LSTC Announces New Leadership Initiative
LSTC Announces New Leadership Initiative February 22, 2023 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is pleased to announce the Leadership Initiative (LI), a new opportunity for the institution to provide theologically based leadership training for LSTC students, alumni, nonprofit leaders, and community partners. The objective for this training is to prepare participants for leadership […]
Letter To Campus Community Announcing the Sale of the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ
Letter To Campus Community Announcing the Sale of the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ Update Regarding the Sale of the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ As friends and supporters of LSTC well know, the Ruth and Paul Manz organ (Bigelow opus 31) has graced our chapel and filled it with music since 2004. In light […]
LSTC Statement regarding the death of Tyre nichols
LSTC statement regarding the death of tyre nichols Alongside so many others in our country right now, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is outraged over the violent and senseless death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man murdered by five police officers in Memphis, Tennessee. In particular, we mourn with Tyre’s mother, son, loved ones, […]
Fund For Leaders Scholarship Expands Eligibility
Fund For Leaders Scholarship Expands Eligibility Part-time students now eligible; application closes Feb 25, 2023 Interested in finding additional financial assistance to help you through seminary? LSTC is happy to announce an opportunity designed to assist you in carving your path in the world of leadership: The ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarship, now accepting applications. […]
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Announces its Relocation to New Hyde Park Location in Summer 2023
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Announces its Relocation to New Hyde Park Location in Summer 2023 January 11, 2023 CHICAGO, IL – January 11, 2023 – The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is pleased to announce its summer 2023 relocation to the campus of Catholic Theological Union (CTU) at 5416 South […]
LSTC moves toward new Hyde Park site
LSTC moves toward new Hyde Park site November 9, 2022 Following the campus relocation meetings with students, faculty, and staff, the LSTC Board of Directors (BOD) convened on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in a special two-hour meeting to select the site with which LSTC would pursue its further long-term lease negotiations—taking the seminary one step further […]
Kristallnacht: LSTC student reflects on German remembrance of dual events
Kristallnacht: LSTC student reflects on German remembrance of dual events November 8, 2022 As an assistant to worship in LSTC’s Augustana Chapel and one of a handful of German students studying at LSTC, Miriam Schmidle has a unique perspective regarding the seminary’s observation of Kristallnacht, “the night of broken glass.” LSTC, along with its Center […]