The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


What are we saying?

"God helps those who help themselves."

"Shop 'til you drop."

"With one phone call, you'll be on the way to a new you."

Each day we see and hear hundreds of messages, many of which we believe — at least partially. Even if we don't take seriously such slogans, they do shape our lives.
What in the world are we saying? And what do we believe?

After a tragedy — whether personal or national — we want to say the right thing but may find we have no words at all. And silence may be more helpful than grabbing a quick slogan.

Bumper stickers make a public statement. They may make us smile, but beneath the messages is often a life philosophy — a "theology" — held by the car's driver or our culture

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