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LSTC News Releases
LSTC’s Board Discusses Future Strategic Planning and Innovative Learning February 26, 2024 At its February 15 board meeting, the LSTC board of directors met for a fruitful discussion about the seminary’s educational and operational future. The meeting set the stage for an array of forward-looking discussions and decisions that stand to redefine the seminary’s trajectory…
2024 Commencement and Baccalaureate Ceremonies February 23, 2023 Commencement exercises for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s (LSTC’s) class of 2024 will be held Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul & the Redeemer located at 4945 S. Dorchester Ave in Chicago. Live streaming of the commencement service will be made available…
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is hosting the ATS Commission for a comprehensive evaluation visit
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is hosting the ATS Commission for a comprehensive evaluation visit November 30, 2024 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on February 19-21, 2024. The purpose of this visit is to verify…
As we look forward to the start of the fall semester, I wish to update you on our progress toward completing the fourth floor construction in our new home at 5416 South Cornell Avenue. You likely know that the east side of that floor was “refreshed” in early summer, and several key departments and employees…
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 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…
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.
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…
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 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 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 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,…