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Letter from President James Nieman June 1, 2020 The change we seek Dear friends in Christ In recent months, we have been witnessing a repeated loop of harm and violence toward black persons across America. This culminated most recently in George Floyd’s murder one week ago, but that loop is certainly not ending. The wound…
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago offers Virtual Open House May 8, 2020 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) extends the invitation to all discerning their call to ministry or contemplating next steps in their careers to join LSTC’s first ever Virtual Open House, scheduled for May 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. CST. Registration for…
LSTC 160th Commencement May 17 May 8, 2020 On May 17 at 2:30 p.m., the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will celebrate its 160th commencement and honor the 39 members of the Class of 2020. LSTC will release a commencement celebration video on its website and YouTube channel at the time the in-person would…
APRIL 23, 2020 UPDATE: LSTC CAMPUS RESPONSE TO COVID-19 April 23, 2020 On April 23, 2020 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker prolonged “stay at home” instructions through May 2020 for the entire state. LSTC will continue to be in compliance with the terms of this order. The LSTC Viral Outbreak Response Team has provided the following…
Echols Preaching Celebration this Thursday April 14, 2020 Three students at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will preach during the seminary’s 2020 Echols Preaching Prize Celebration this Thursday, April 16, at 11:15 a.m. Unable to gather in person in Augustana Chapel because of Covid-19, the community will celebrate the preaching gift of students…
Stephanie Jaeger to receive Confessor of Christ Award April 13, 2020 The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Jaeger (2006, MDiv) will receive the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) 2020 Confessor of Christ Award. The LSTC faculty conferred the award for Jaeger’s Christian witness addressing issues of homelessness, housing shortage, and hunger in North Hollywood, Calif.,…
Update: LSTC CAMPUS RESPONSE TO COVID-19 March 27, 2020 In compliance with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” instruction, the following changes for the LSTC campus were initiated starting at 5:00pm on Saturday, March 21. Please continue to watch for updates as they become available here.For the remainder of the semester: Through the end…
LSTC campus response to COVID-19 March 13, 2020 On March 12, James Nieman, president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, announced the school’s plan to respond to COVID-19. The proactive response is made from love and concern for members of the LSTC community and our neighbors. There currently are no reported or confirmed…
Herbert Chilstrom remembered, honored by LSTC February 11, 2020 It is with both sadness and gratitude that the community of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago mourns the death of the Rev. Herbert Chilstrom, first presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chilstrom, 88, died Jan. 19 at his home in Green…
LSTC hires new director of strategic marketing and communications February 3, 2020 Elizabeth Chentland joined the Advancement staff of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) on Jan. 16 as director of strategic marketing & communications. Chentland comes to LSTC from the Alzheimer’s Association, where she served most recently as regional director of communications and…
Celebrating Blackness in White Spaces: Black History Month at LSTC January 23, 2020 The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s (LSTC) theme for Black History Month is Celebrating Blackness in White Spaces. Free events will be held on campus throughout the month. The theme is rooted in the Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture campaign launched…
LSTC returns 1100-year-old manuscript to Greek Orthodox Church November 1, 2016 On November 15, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will return a rare 9th century Greek manuscript of the complete New Testament to the Greek Orthodox Church. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the United States, will receive…