Sweetry Noverlindra hopes LSTC studies help her grow Indonesian church

Sweetry Noverlindra hopes LSTC studies help her grow Indonesian church Sweetry Noverlindra, first-year MA student, first heard about LSTC in 2020 through a webinar LSTC alumni organized. Noverlindra was looking into the possibility of studying abroad but did not know how likely this would be given the context of the pandemic at the time. Still, […]

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 […]

Doctoral candidate Denise Rector awarded DSIR Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Denise Rector awarded DSIR Fellowship LSTC doctoral candidate Denise Rector loves teaching and believes her new fellowship as the Doctoral Scholar in Residence (DSIR) at Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, is a perfect fit. Rector (2021, ThM) said the opportunity is a gift to her teaching and to her […]

Coming home: LSTC welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for 4th Homecoming

Coming home: LSTC welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for 4th Homecoming Some 200 alumni and others participated either in person or online Tuesday through Thursday during the Oct. 10-13 Alumni Week. Members of the alumni board hosted a hybrid town hall with President James Nieman on Tuesday afternoon to learn more about LSTC’s […]

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: […]

Worldwide experience, personal connections lead Megan Mong to LSTC

Worldwide experience, personal connections lead Megan Mong to LSTC Megan Mong’s call to ministry came in high school, increased through college, and peaked after her return from Jerusalem and the West Bank. Mong, a first-year MDiv student, said she first felt stirred to ministry during high school in Salina, Kan., when she attended a Youth […]

Mark Swanson finds joy in encounter

Mark Swanson finds joy in encounter On Mark Swanson’s office door is a quotation from Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, which says, “The call of God is very strange.” Swanson would agree: strange and joyful. “For the first two years that I was reading theology, I didn’t know what it was for,” recalls Swanson, […]

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