Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Commuter

written by Chris Buresh, a 2nd year MDiv student at LSTC


As a commuter student with a family and a full-time job, my life at LSTC is a little limited. One of my biggest concerns was how I would build any camaraderie with others at the seminary. That fear was short lived.

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“The Harvest”

written by Sharolyn Browning, a Lutheran Year student at LSTC (2013-2014)


I don’t know why I was so moved by the film “The Harvest.” Perhaps it is because I just drove with my family from Texas to Illinois, the same roads the migrant farm workers traveled in the film. Perhaps it is because the opening scene shows the small El Cenizo community where I have visited our Agua Viva ELCA congregation. Perhaps it is because I have a twelve-year-old daughter, the same age as one of the laborers in the film. Or perhaps it reminded me that every bite of food I put in my mouth is from the labor of migrant farm workers. It is a powerful film. Continue reading

The True and Global Pull of the Gospel

written by Francisco Herrera, a ThM student at LSTC


The events held for the Pero Multicultural Center* this past week (both the ‘Cacophony!’ benefit for the Center as well as the lecture/conversation on ‘Leading Multicultural Congregations’) were powerful for me in two primary ways. Continue reading