Community in Pandemic Times

While there are many ways we’re continuing to worship, build community, serve our neighbors and proclaim the risen Christ during the pandemic, you are especially invited to join the Augustana community for two weekly online gatherings – Prayers for Healing (Saturdays at 2 pm) and Weekly Chat (Saturdays at 4 pm). Anyone is welcome, regardless … More Community in Pandemic Times

Race & the fragile hope of wholeness in America – Dr. Willie Jennings

UChicago Lutheran Campus Ministry is co-sponsoring this important event but anyone is welcome. The legacy of race and racism in America has left our society fragmented and fragile. But is there hope? Can Christianity provide a vision for joining these fragments together — a vision for human wholeness? Join Yale theologian Willie Jennings for an … More Race & the fragile hope of wholeness in America – Dr. Willie Jennings

Follow-Up to Reader’s Theater on Bonhoeffer: The Beams are Creaking

By Jim Vondracek, April 12, 2021 More than sixty people attended the Prose, Music & Beer event last Friday night.  The play on Bonhoeffer, The Beams are Creaking, was something I was unfamiliar with and to hear it on the anniversary of his execution was powerful.  Thank you to all those who performed: Jim Schwab, Jeanette Bordelon, Marnie Rourke, Erik … More Follow-Up to Reader’s Theater on Bonhoeffer: The Beams are Creaking

The Beams are Creaking – Prose Music & Beer Readers Theater

RSVP here in order to receive the Zoom link.  Beer will be distributed the week before the event, at Augustana in Hyde Park, delivered to those who can’t get out, and shipped to whomever would like some.   When Dietrich Bonhoeffer began his ministry as a Lutheran pastor, Communists and Fascists were locked in struggle in his … More The Beams are Creaking – Prose Music & Beer Readers Theater

Christopher Columbus and Beyond: a conversation about Chicago’s monument review process

Thursday, March 11, at 7pmvia Zoom Monuments have become a focal point for protest and activism in Chicago. In response, the city has created a process to review the city’s collection of monuments and recommend solutions. Of the 500 statues, plaques and friezes in Chicago, they’ve identified 40 as potentially problematic. They are also soliciting … More Christopher Columbus and Beyond: a conversation about Chicago’s monument review process