Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Truth

Each and every one of us has a story to tell, a sacred story, the story of our lives. When that story intersects with our collective story as a community of faith and the story of God’s action in the world, here and now, we call that story a testimony.

St. Luke’s encourages and supports its members in uncovering their stories and provides opportunities for them to share these stories both in and out of worship. Along with partner congregations in the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance, we have received a “Vital Worship” grant from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship to explore the rich connections between the ancient Christian practice of testimony and the contemporary resurgence of story-telling in public events, popularized by podcasts like “The Moth Storytelling Hour."

Testimony Posts

  • Season of Creation: Eco-Reformation (Reed Fowler)

    Season of Creation: Eco-Reformation (Reed Fowler)

    We always had a garden growing up. It had tomatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, lettuce, radishes, carrots, and at least one vine vegetable, like cucumbers. My mom made and canned her homemade salsa from the harvest, enough to last us through to the next season – and we went through a lot! What we had grownREAD MORERead More »
  • Season of Creation: River (Callie Mabry)

    Season of Creation: River (Callie Mabry)

    When I first found out that the Sunday I was available for testimony during the Season of Creation was River Sunday, I was really excited to reflect on how God is renewing the rivers in my life. Scenes of interacting with the rivers of my hometown and college town immediately popped into my head. IREAD MORERead More »
  • Season of Creation: Wilderness (Erika Dornfeld)

    Season of Creation: Wilderness (Erika Dornfeld)

    When people ask me where I’m from, I have a hard time answering that question. It’s more of a paragraph than the single name of a place. I often lead off with “I’m from North Idaho.”  Our long skinny valley had the Rockies on either side of it. Our house sat on a rim aboveREAD MORERead More »
  • Season of Creation: Land (Marit Johnson)

    Season of Creation: Land (Marit Johnson)

    Dust on the Prairie Last week, even though I was standing on an elevated train platform, I felt the most connected to the land in a way I haven’t for a while. The sky was painted in watercolor hues of orange, pink, and yellow with purple clouds adding a tinge of mist. This reminded meREAD MORERead More »
  • Season of Creation: Land (Jordan Waldschmidt)

    Season of Creation: Land (Jordan Waldschmidt)

    The best job that I ever held was at the St. Louis Science Center as a “gallery assistant” in the Fossil Lab. I had a table full of fossils, and miniature dinosaur figures and invited visitors young and old to come to my table to touch, and play, and asked them questions. Why do youREAD MORERead More »