But suffice it to say, my séjour with St. Luke’s is holy to me – not just as the place where I first ‘practiced’ being a pastor, but as a community which gave me full openness and full trust and full blessing – fully acknowledging my gifts to ministry, and fortifying my soul in ways that have sustained me through many a danger, toil, and snare.
Women in the Bible aren’t shy or retiring; they’re fierce and funny and demanding and relevant to twenty-first-century people.
Yesterday, the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church issued a joint invitation to a season of prayer, fasting and advocacy. The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA and The Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, extended this call out of concern for
421 people in diaconal ministries from 28 countries will be in town at the end of June and early July. They’re gathering for the 2017 Assembly of the Diakonia World Federation will be held in Chicago at Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus, June 28 to July 5, 2017. Diaconal Ministers, Deaconesses, Deacons, Home Missioners, etc. serve
St. Luke’s and our pastor, Rev. Erik Christensen have signed their names to this public statement of solidarity and hope that ran as an advertisement the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, May 14, 2017:
“Captain of the Bible Quiz Team” is a solo show that follows a first-call pastor to his home congregation in the midst of the 2009 ELCA decision on LGBTQ+ clergy. Addressing familial tensions and what makes and breaks community, the script provokes us to question what structures we value. I wish this play were no
LSNA’S 55TH ANNUAL CONGRESS Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Part of the On the Table Series organized by the Chicago Community Trust McAuliffe Elementary School 1841 N Springfield Ave 5:30 Registration 6:00 Program What is the opposite of gentrification? How can diverse working-class communities organize to determine the kind of development that
“Let us not be tempted to participate in partisan politics, but rather focus on being part of God’s reconciling work through Christ in the world and proclaiming the gospel word.”
For almost two years, the state of Illinois hasn’t had a budget. In that time, the state has made de facto cuts that have had devastating effects on the people of Illinois – and on poor and vulnerable communities in particular…
St. Luke’s is deeply connected to the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). We have members and friends who have spent time as a part of LVC. We are also the sponsoring congregation for LVC’s Casa Romero. If you don’t know much about LVC, check out their website or better yet, check out their annual fundraiser at