An Overflow of Abundance: Barbara Rossing and Lauren Johnson

An Overflow of Abundance: Barbara Rossing and Lauren Johnson If you talk to Barbara Rossing about her call to theological education, you’ll hear a word often repeated: abundance. Rossing grew up in Northfield, Minn., with a current population of nearly 21,000. It’s the home of Carleton College, where Rossing studied geology as an undergraduate. She […]

A bold missionary vision

A bold missionary vision Back in the 1980s, LSTC became one of two Lutheran institutions that incorporated Islamic studies into the very heart of their curriculum. Led by visionaries such as Harold S. Vogelaar and Roland Miller, these seminaries took the lead in facilitating productive and empathic dialogue with people of the Islamic faith.  The […]

Strategic plan update: Accomplishments & focus on new priorities

Strategic plan update: Accomplishments & focus on new priorities We’re nearly halfway through LSTC’s strategic plan for 2021-2023 that the board of directors approved in November 2020. And although prayer has been part of it, it’s also taken a lot of time, work and commitment. We need it all “for such a time as this” […]

Five distinguished alumni honored at Homecoming 2021

Five distinguished alumni honored at Homecoming 2021 For the second year in a row, LSTC presented distinguished alumni awards in a ceremony held online. The five recipients— with varied years and experiences of service—expressed deep gratitude to the school, their families and all those who have cheered them on. Hosted by alumni board members Michael […]

Ji Bu: from Myanmar to Chicago to become a theologian

Ji Bu: from Myanmar to Chicago to become a theologian Only a few months into her studies at LSTC, Ji Bu was eager to share gratitude for the chance to be here. Bu was born and brought up in the Mungbaw Village along the China hill border in Myanmar, the eighth child of a Kachin […]

Lois and Bill Williams: Giving as a way of making the ordinary extraordinary

Lois and Bill Williams: Giving as a way of making the ordinary extraordinary The great Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once said, “It takes three things to attain a sense of significant being: God, a soul and a moment. And the three are always there.” For Lois and Leon “Bill” Jackson, the wisdom of Rabbi Heschel […]

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 […]

Hendels privileged to share gift they hope will inspire others

Hendels privileged to share gift they hope will inspire others “Dedicated” and “love” sum up the Hendels’ relationship to LSTC, to the church, and to each other. Together they have supported the seminary and the church in many and various ways. From the 1970s and continuing beyond his retirement in 2015, Kurt Hendel has been […]

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