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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 […]

Candace Kohli brings her Luther passion to LSTC

Candace Kohli brings her Luther passion to LSTC Perhaps it’s fitting that in seminary Candace Kohli was so obsessed with Martin Luther that in the middle of the night she’d wake up thinking about Luther and his ideas. “I would lay in bed racking my brain trying to figure out how Luther was saying the […]

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: […]

Gail Kenny: ‘LSTC was the right choice for me’

Gail Kenny: ‘LSTC was the right choice for me’ Gail Kenny, a third year MDiv student pursuing ordination in Word and Sacrament Ministry through the Grand Canyon Synod of the ELCA, believes the Holy Spirit drew her to LSTC. Born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin, she and her husband Mike have spent the last 36 […]

Candace Kohli on Luther, empathy & critical context

Candace Kohli on Luther, empathy & critical context Candace Kohli, assistant professor of Lutheran Systematic Theology and Global Lutheranism, can clearly pinpoint what made Luther stand out amongst other theologians during her time in seminary: “There was something about the way he described things, the interventions he was making, and the boldness with which he […]

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. […]

Witness while walking: Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla on leadership, faith, service

Witness while walking: Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla on leadership, faith, service Church experience for Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla (2014, PhD; 2003, ThM) began early, when his grandmother, a woman of deep faith, took him with her to Roman Catholic services in his hometown in Puerto Rico. “I’ve been a church mouse all my life,” Goitía […]

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