Naked Spirituality

Small groups with people from both St. Luke’s (Logan Square) and Luther Memorial (Lincoln Square) will be meeting to read and discuss Brian McLaren’s newest book, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words, beginning the week of February 5th. This book examines the impulse, and the difficult-to-express feelings, beneath the oft-claimed “spiritual,

Create Counseling Center to Offer Art Therapy Based Parent Support Group at St. Luke's

Starting Sunday, March 4th, from 2pm-3:30pm, Create Counseling Center will offer an art therapy based parent support group at St. Luke’s (2649 N. Francisco). The group will run every Sunday for 8 weeks. Cost is $20 per session or $130 for all eight sessions (a $30 discount). Create Counseling Center is a Logan Square-based counseling

Advent Book Study: "Making All Things New"

For those who missed out on the “God’s Politics” inter-parish book study, there will be another opportunity to gather with folks from both St. Luke’s and Luther Memorial as we begin another inter-parish Advent book study and devotion, “Making All Things New,” Wednesdays in Advent (11/30 – 12/21) from 6:30pm-8pm.  Books are $7 each, and

ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson's Letter to President Barack Obama on Immigration Reform

Dear President Obama: As the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a member of the Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, I write to lift up the support of our national church body for comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. We are a church that belongs to Christ,

Hearing the Cries: Faith and Criminal Justice

Over the summer, members of St. Luke’s met for five weeks on Sunday mornings before worship to study the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) proposed social statement on genetics.  In a practical display of what Lutherans call “the priesthood of all believers,” the class was co-taught by Pastor Erik, Scott Shippy and Erika Dornfeld,