The Lutheran and the Women of the ELCA's two magazines, Gather and Café, in April received awards at the annual Associated Church Press convention's "Best of the Christian Press" program for work produced in 2012.
The Associated Church Press is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America.
The Lutheran's awards were:
• Award of excellence, theological: biblical interpretation for "Keeping Jesus safe"; Mary C. Lindberg, author, and Elizabeth Hunter, editor.
• Award of merit, reporting and writing: personally useful article for "Don't just plan a mission trip, build an experience"; Kathryn Sime, author, and Julie B. Sevig, editor.
• Award of merit, reporting and writing: news story (magazine) for "Agnes would have said yes"; Sevig, author.
• Honorable mention, reporting and writing: column for "Elements of the Lord's Day"; Peter W. Marty, author, and Daniel J. Lehmann, editor.
• Honorable mention, theological or scholarly article for "Deeper understandings: What is sin?"; Kristin Johnston Largen and Theodore F. Peters, authors, and Lehmann, editor.
Kate Elliott, editor, and Terri Lackey, managing editor, of Gather received five awards:
• Award of excellence, devotional/inspirational long format category for "Nothing Shall Be Lost"; Heidi Neumark, author.
• Award of merit for Bible study resource for the 2012 summer study; Julie Kanaar, author.
• Honorable mentions in both the personal experience/first person category and devotional/inspiration category for "Six Lessons I Learned on the Road"; Christa von Zychlin, author.
• Honorable mention, biblical interpretation for "Everything She Had"; Marty, author.
Café, an online magazine for young adult women, edited by Elizabeth McBride, received two awards:
• Award of merit, best in class for independent website or e-zine.
• Award of excellence, website redesign.
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