LSTC Celebrates Black History Month with the theme, “Reparations: Educate, Liberate and Celebrate!”

LSTC Celebrates Black History Month with the theme, “Reparations: Educate, Liberate and Celebrate!” The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) announces its month-long celebration of Black History with a series of events that include panel discussions, worship services, art exhibits, movie screenings, and restorative practices. The theme, Reparations: Educate, Liberate and Celebrate asks participants […]

A Martin Luther King Day Celebration

A Martin Luther King Day Celebration The Pero Center for Intersectionality Studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago presents a day of ministry and discussion as we explore the theme, “Where do we go from here?” We invite you to join us for this special chapel service, lunch, and panel discussion commemorating Rev. Dr. […]

Linda Thomas: called to LSTC for such a time as this

Linda Thomas: called to LSTC for such a time as this “Theological intersectionality is my ground of being,” says Linda E. Thomas, professor of Theology and Anthropology. Drawing from multiple fields of expertise, Thomas uses insights from research and experience in fields of anthropology, history and theology in her work and scholarship. “My goal is […]

Marvin Wickware: moving beyond reconciliation

Marvin Wickware: moving beyond reconciliation “I don’t use the term ‘racial reconciliation’ much anymore,” said Marvin Wickware, assistant professor of church and society and ethics, “because it’s lifted up as an alternative to anti-racism these days.” And for Wickware, working towards an antiracist church and society is the crucial opportunity in this moment in history: […]

Louise Britts on parish ministry, chaplaincy, knowing God’s love

Louise Britts on parish ministry, chaplaincy, knowing God’s love Louise Britts (2002, MDiv) couldn’t figure out why a team of doctors and nurses and her own father were talking to her “down there on that table” when it was clear that she was above them, in a place of perfect serenity, surrounded by God’s love. […]

Vance Blackfox: Shifting the narrative of mission and service

Vance Blackfox: Shifting the narrative of mission and service From an early age, Vance Blackfox (2012, MATS) felt a call to help others feel included. Blackfox has fulfilled that call in many different roles across the church: as a youth leader and a director of youth programs, in positions at Women of the ELCA and […]

Reflections from LSTC Antiracism Transformation Team members

Reflections from LSTC Antiracism Transformation Team members LSTC’s Antiracism Transformation Team (ATT), formed last summer, has completed its monthly trainings with Chicago ROAR (Regional Organizing for Antiracism). It is in the process of organizing internally, developing strategies to engage with different parts of the LSTC community, and developing relationships with external partners. The team is […]

Retired missionaries, teachers, Kenneth and Eloise Dale embody LSTC’s values

Retired missionaries, teachers, Kenneth and Eloise Dale embody LSTC’s values “LSTC has always been very close to my heart,” said Kenneth Dale (Augustana, 1950, MDiv), when he and his wife, Eloise, made a leadership commitment to Giving Day. The Dales embodied many of LSTC’s values and commitments in their long ministry in Japan and even […]

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