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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

Reflections on 2 Timothy and the Authority of Scripture

ASK GREG! Jeannine and I recently had breakfast with Pastor Erik.  He mentioned a question he was recently asked about the second reading assigned for January 20, 2013, the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost.  After some discussion Pastor Erik asked if I might consider a regular blog-spot on St. Luke’s ministry blog responding to questions about

In Preparation for the ELCA's 25th Anniversary in 2013, Conference of Bishops Addresses Interfaith Dialogue, Congregational Life, and More…

The following is a press release distributed by the ELCA following the recent Conference of Bishops held in Chicago last week. As the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013 under the theme “Always being made new,” ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson said the theme embodies far

Jesus: The Greatest Story

Sunday, November 27th is the First Sunday of Advent, and the beginning of a new year in the life of the church.  As the church follows the life of Jesus from John the Baptist’s prescient cry in the wilderness to his crucifixion and resurrection at Easter, St. Luke’s will be offering a 16-week bible study

Screening of "The Response" on Sunday, December 11th after worship

The Response (2008, Adam Rogers, USA, 30 minutes) St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square Sunday, December 11, 2011 12pm – 12:30pm As Christians, we are called to attend to the difficult issues in our public life, especially when it concerns the extreme “us vs. them” divides that rend our human community. As we approach

Seminarian Drew Rindfleisch: Demonstrating with SOUL

Demonstrating with SOUL By Drew Rindfleisch Before arriving in Chicago to attend seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology, I never thought I would spend time in jail.  Though there is a history of civil disobedience in my family, I was raised to engage the political system for the advantage of myself and others.  At