Often, when I take a breath before my sermon, I recall the calm that first came over me when preaching at St. Luke’s sometime ago the first time I realized without a doubt this is what I am supposed to be doing.
“Maybe most importantly, I learned that I could be a pastor while remaining who I am—that faith and real life can come together, both in church and in me.”
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
“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
“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.”
I shied away from LGBT justice work. It was just too controversial for me. What would my family think? It was better to sit this one out…
We lament in particular the 300th death in Chicago due to violence this year including 13 deaths over Father’s Day weekend.
Love is a messy, dirty, warm, inclusive mess and we invite you to join this mess called Community Dinners each Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30PM at 2649 North Francisco. This isn’t charity, it’s our community.
“But seek the welfare of the city… and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” — Jeremiah 29:7 Members of the Southeastern Michigan Synod are serving their neighbors in the wake of the lead-poisoned water crisis in Flint by addressing the immediate need for clean drinking
St. Luke’s is thankful for the service of Tina Heise and Sarah Rossing among us. Now that both are going to be ordained at the end of the month, we are thrilled. We are thankful for their service in Christ. God is at work in the world through them and those with whom they’ll be serving in