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Juan Manuel Perea on What It Means to be a Public Church Leader

Juan Manuel Perea on What It Means to be a Public Church Leader By Lyndsay Monsen Third-year MDiv student Juan Manuel Perea embodies what it means to be a public church leader: he is  concerned with both the well-being of the church as well as the most pressing issues of the world today.  Originally from […]

LSTC Announces 2023 Fund for Leaders Recipients

LSTC Announces 2023 Fund for Leaders Recipients LSTC is pleased to announce that Madelyn Anderson, Leah Berdahl, Hannah Peterson, and Addy Stuever are this year’s recipients of the Fund for Leaders Scholarship.  The ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarship Program provides full tuition scholarship support for students of tremendous promise attending ELCA seminaries. The scholarship, which […]

MDiv Student Sharei Green on Scholarships and the Promise of the Future

MDiv Student Sharei Green on Scholarships and the Promise of the Future “If it weren’t for scholarships,” MDiv student Sharei Green says, “I wouldn’t be here.” Green recalls the tens of thousands of dollars of private debt that she accrued as an undergraduate, her hard-working family background, and her need to be self-sufficient into adulthood […]

Commemorative Edition of the Epistle Magazine coming in May!

Commemorative Edition of the Epistle Magazine coming in May! As you’ve probably heard by now, we are selling our building, redistributing or rethinking many educational and musical resources, and relocating our seminary to the Catholic Theological Union campus. This move represents a significant transition in our seminary’s history. We want to document this momentous occasion […]

Challenges and Opportunities of Online Worship Webinar

Challenges and Opportunities of Online Worship Webinar Join us on March 9 or March 23 from 6–8 p.m. via zoom for an online conversation focusing on the challenges and opportunities of online worship with hosts Rev. Erik Christensen, Pastor to the Community & Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago […]

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: […]

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