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LSTC News Releases
Three innovators in mission topic of 2021 Scherer Lecture August 11, 2021 Three innovators in Christian mission, Lamin Sanneh, Lesslie Newbigin and Dorothy Day are the topic of the 2021 Scherer Lecture. George Hunsberger, professor emeritus of missiology at Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Mich., will deliver the public online lecture at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.…
Five named 2021 LSTC Distinguished Alumni August 5, 2021 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has named five 2021 Distinguished Alumni. They will receive their awards Oct. 14, during LSTC’s Homecoming celebration. Through their varied ministries they have been witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ in the public sphere. The presentation…
Vimary Couvertier-Cruz appointed LSTC director of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice July 9, 2021 Minister Vimary (Vima) Couvertier-Cruz has been appointed director of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as of July 1. This is a new leadership position for LSTC and part of its strategic commitment…
LSTC chosen for Wise Stewards Initiative June 17, 2021 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has been chosen to participate in the Wise Stewards Initiative of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools. The Wise Stewards Initiative encourages boards of theological schools to “step beyond the usual approaches to governance” towards governance as…
LSTC receives Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative Lilly Endowment Inc. grant May 27, 2021 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) has received a $49,500 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., through its Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. The planning grant will be used to develop a detailed implementation strategy to equip leaders to address the intersecting…
Greg Kaufmann receives LSTC Distinguished Service Award May 20, 2021 Greg Kaufmann (Christ Seminary-Seminex, 1977, MDiv) was presented the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) 2021 Distinguished Service Award May 19 during the spring Board of Directors meeting held via Zoom. Maryjeanne Schaffmeyer, chairperson of the board’s Marketing and Fundraising Committee, said, “When Greg’s…
Astrobiologist David Grinspoon to present CASIRAS/LSTC webinar June 3 May 11, 2021 David Grinspoon will present “The Emergence of Planetary Intelligence: Astrobiology and the Anthropocene Earth” Thursday, June 3, 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 LSTC. Register here to…
LSTC to offer service of prayer for India May 4 April 30, 2021 On Tuesday, May 4 starting at 11:15 a.m. CST, LSTC chapel staff and special guests will lead a special service of prayer for the nation of India as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, and for our friends and colleagues there who are directly…
President Nieman responds to Chauvin verdict April 20, 2021 This afternoon, in my role as president of the seminary and alongside many other people, I mark the news of three guilty verdicts issued against Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. I mark this news because it is historic and overdue, and also because it bears complex feelings.…
LSTC to celebrate 161st Commencement May 16 April 12, 2021 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will hold its 161st Commencement virtually on Sunday, May 16, 2:30 p.m., Central Daylight Time. The pre-recorded celebration will be released on LSTC’s Facebook and YouTube channels. This year’s commencement speaker will be the Rev. Dr. José David…
LSTC Antiracism Transformation Team response to attacks against Asians and Asian Americans March 22, 2021 As members of a community that is boldly working towards becoming an Antiracist institution We denounce, repudiate, and condemn white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, and sexism that undergird the vicious senseless murders, and domestic terrorist attacks against Asians and Asian Americans.…
Linda E. Thomas appointed director of LSTC’s Pero Multicultural Center March 9, 2021 Linda E. Thomas, professor of theology and anthropology, has been appointed director of the Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), starting January 1, 2022. Thomas will bring to the Pero Center a new…