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  • Emily’s Internship Testimony

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | September 9, 2013

    My experience as a summer intern for the Steinbruck Center for Urban Studies has been one of the most enlightening experiences of my life.  The one thing I have learned above all else is real community.  The community here at Luther Place is something that should be shown to the rest of the world, as... read more >

  • A country without compassion?

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | August 19, 2013

    This blog post is in response to Charles Blow’s August 9, 2013 New York Times op-ed piece, “A Town Without Pity,” which was about America’s attitude toward the poor and homeless.  Blow’s article is a must read for all who are concerned about the poor and disenfranchised.  As Blow comments in his article, we were... read more >

  • Where is the Spirit Moving?

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | July 29, 2013

      Spiritual Growth-Where is the Spirit Moving? The Spiritual Growth Listening Team engaged in 1 to 1 relational meetings with over 40 people within the Luther Place Community. After our listening, we gathered as a team to pray and discern next steps in our leadership with the Spiritual Growth goals of the Luther Place Vision.... ... read more >

  • Pure Summer Joy

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | July 22, 2013

    Pure Summer Joy Oppressive heat filled the city The kids didn’t want to step foot in the sun.               Dorthy Day smiled over As Maddy & I filled water balloons laughing at each other as a few burst soaking us. The water sprinkler set-signals sent to the counselors .... read more >

  • Fallbeil-Local Lutherans

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | July 19, 2013

    A week ago I attended a play that made me go right home and do research in the main character —  Sophie Scholl.  As a Lutheran Pastor, I am aware of the mixed history of the Lutheran Church in Germany during the Nazi reign.  I turn to Dietrich Bonhoeffer over and over as the example... read more >

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