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LSTC News Releases
‘It is Well’ the theme for 32nd annual LSTC Gospel choir benefit concert April 12, 2022 It is Well is the theme of the 32nd annual LSTC Gospel choir benefit concert as it returns from a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. Under the direction of Dr. Keith “Doc” Hampton, the concert will be Sunday, April…
LSTC to offer activities April 5-6 during Giving Day March 30, 2022 Giving Day at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will take place soon! Join other LSTC enthusiasts between noon on Tuesday, April 5 through noon on Wednesday, April 6 by participating in meaningful Giving Day events and donating to LSTC. Our 2022 Giving Day…
South Side interfaith trolley tour celebrates historic holy month of April March 24, 2022 This April, a number of religions’ holy days (Ramadan, Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi, Ridvan and more) overlap for the first time since 1991, meaning that many Muslims, Jews, Christians, Baha’i, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, and others will simultaneously be observing their holy days.…
South Side interfaith trolley tour celebrates historic holy month of April March 24, 2022 This April, a number of religions’ holy days (Ramadan, Passover, Easter, Vaisakhi, Ridvan and more) overlap for the first time since 1991, meaning that many Muslims, Jews, Christians, Baha’i, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and others will simultaneously be observing their holy days.…
Dr. Linda E. Thomas’ reflections on renamed Albert “Pete” Pero, Jr. and Cheryl Stewart Pero Center for Intersectionality Studies
Dr. Linda E. Thomas’ reflections on renamed Albert “Pete” Pero, Jr. and Cheryl Stewart Pero Center for Intersectionality Studies February 28, 2022 The name change from The Albert “Pete” Pero, Jr. Multicultural Center to The Albert “Pete” Pero, Jr. and Cheryl Stewart Pero Center for Intersectionality Studies addresses the need for LSTC and theological schools…
LSTC celebrates the Black family during Black History Month January 19, 2022 “The Black family” is this year’s Black History Month theme at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC). Since the arrival of enslaved Africans on American shores, systemic racism, discrimination, injustice and oppression have continually plagued not only the individual, but the…
LSTC Middle East Travel Seminar registration open, deposit due 3/15 January 14, 2022 LSTC alumni and friends are invited to participate in the 2022 LSTC Middle East Travel Seminar, World of the Bible: Ancient Sites and Current Struggles in the Holy Land, hosted by Professors Klaus-Peter Adam and Barbara Rossing. The seminar is scheduled for Maymester…
LSTC to partner with American Islamic College for training January 28-29 January 10, 2022 On Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29, the Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) and the American Islamic College (AIC) are partnering together to offer the “Faith Over Fear” training, a training of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. This training is for faith leaders…
LSTC to release presentations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 17) January 4, 2022 Join LSTC January 17 at 11:00 a.m. CST for “History, Hope, and King: Where Do We Go from Here Amid Times of Political Unrest, Voter Suppression, and COVID?”, a series of presentations led by Christian ethicists who will take Dr.…
Ralph W. Klein, beloved LSTC professor for decades, dies December 31, 2021 Ralph W. Klein, 85, Christ Seminary-Seminex professor emeritus of Old Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), died Dec. 29. He was a beloved professor, pastor, social service volunteer, golf and tennis enthusiast, journal editor and scholar. Klein helped to…
‘Will the James Webb Telescope See God?’ topic of CASIRAS webinar with Heidi Hammel November 22, 2021 In a Dec. 1 webinar, Heidi Hammel, vice president for science at AURA, a consortium that operates large astronomical observatories, explains what the James Webb Telescope will see, and her take on whether it will see God. This…