Book Club: "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer," by Christian Wiman

From Amazon.com’s listing: “Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a

Book Club: "Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair," by Anne Lamott

Join members and friends of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square on Saturday, February 1st at 10am as we gather once again at Letizia’s Fiore — this time to discuss Anne Lamott‘s most recent book: “Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair” Sandra Dallas of the Denver Post writes, “If Anne Lamott were sarcastic (and we know

Book Club: "Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint," by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

Members and friends of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square will be gathering at Letitzia’s Fiore (2456 N. California Ave.) this Saturday at 10am to share coffee and conversation about Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new book, “Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint” (Jericho Books, 2013). Publisher’s Weekly writes, “Bolz-Weber has such

Sin and Salvation, Wallowing and Wretchedness

by Greg Singleton ASK GREG December 12, 2013 SALVATION, THEOSIS, AND UNION WITH CHRIST: Q.  I know that Christianity has all to do with sin and salvation, but does there have to be so much wallowing in our wretched unworthiness? The short answer:  No, there doesn’t have to be.   Now for a slightly longer

The Historical Jesus, Fundamentalism, and more…

ASK GREG! Q. I have read a lot lately about Bible scholars who are not certain about what sayings of Jesus are authentic and what ones are not.  How do we know? SHORT ANSWER: Whether the sayings are authentic or apocryphal, we (all of us) will still use Jesus as a Rorschach Test—projecting our own