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LSTC News Releases
Kristallnacht observance seeks to join people of all faiths in healing the world November 3, 2021 Annually the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) commits to the denunciation of anti-Semitism now and in the history of our tradition and seeks to bring together people of all faiths in the work of the world’s mending…
Edgar M. Krentz, Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament, dies November 1, 2021 Edgar M. Krentz, Christ Seminar-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), died Oct. 31. He was 93 years old. He was a beloved professor, pastor, archaeologist, scholar and poet. In over 60 years…
‘On Our Way to Truth and Healing’ theme for 2021 Vine Deloria Jr. Theological Symposium October 27, 2021 It was a U.S. federal policy for nearly 100 years to enforce family separation by stealing away Native children and taking them to off-reservation Indian boarding schools for the purpose of eliminating identity through forced assimilation. Most…
Moose Flores joins LSTC as admissions counselor October 25, 2021 Moose Flores joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as admissions counselor Sept. 20. “We are excited to welcome Moose to the Student Services team. Moose brings a wide range of experiences within the ELCA and from outside organizations which will bring a…
Collaborative “Sounds of Faith” event taking place October 24 October 22, 2021 The Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace at LSTC will partner with the American Islamic College and The Interreligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary for a unique educational outreach project which focuses on the power of sound, rhythm and movement in religious and…
Katrina Steingraeber to present ‘Looking at Today’s World Through the Psalms’ for Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge
Katrina Steingraeber to present ‘Looking at Today’s World Through the Psalms’ for Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge October 15, 2021 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) 2021 graduate Katrina Steingraeber, associate pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Rockford, Ill., will present “Looking at Today’s World Through the Psalms,” Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. CDT. It…
Debra Cronin joins LSTC as director of educational and information technologies October 12, 2021 Debra Cronin joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as Director of Educational and Information Technologies Sept. 20. “Debra is no stranger to Higher Education IT, and we appreciate that she has a longstanding reputation as a transformational leader,”…
Equity, Eco-healing and Human Health panel Oct. 12 October 8, 2021 October 12 at 2 p.m., Central time, four Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) alumni panelists share their diverse experience working on eco-theology and equity via Zoom and streaming live on LSTC’s YouTube channel. Register here for the Zoom link. The alumni panelists are: Patricia Cuyatti, (2010,…
LSTC commissions Antiracism Transformation Team to combat internal racial disparity October 6, 2021 On October 13 at 2 p.m. Central time, the Board of Directors of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will officially commission its Antiracism Transformation Team (ATT). Register here to attend online or in person. Last year, LSTC put together a team…
Richard Vivian appointed vice president for finance and operations October 4, 2021 Richard Vivian has been appointed Vice President for Finance and Operations by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) Board of Directors starting September 1. Vivian had been serving as interim vice president since April. “I am delighted that Richard now…
Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez to present “Abya Yala in Turtle Island: Decolonizing Latinequis Semantics” Oct. 12
Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez to present “Abya Yala in Turtle Island: Decolonizing Latinequis Semantics” Oct. 12 September 17, 2021 Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez, associate professor of Lutheran systematic theology and global Lutheranism at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), will present the lecture, “Abya Yala in Turtle Island: Decolonizing Latinequis Semantics,” Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.…
Guy J. Consolmagno SJ, director of Vatican Observatory, to present CASIRAS/LSTC webinar Oct. 1 August 31, 2021 Guy J. Consolmagno SJ will present “Your God Is Too Small,” Friday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m., Central Daylight Time. This free Zoom webinar is hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS) and…