The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Lutheran publications win awards

Four ELCA publications, including The Lutheran, were recognized by the Associated Church Press with 18 awards for their 2004 work at a ceremony April 26 in Nashville, Tenn.

The Lutheran received 10 awards, including two awards of merit (second place)—for in-depth coverage (“Our church and homosexuality" by The Lutheran staff) and most personally useful article (“Treasures without turmoil" by Julie B. Sevig, March).

Editor David L. Miller received honorable mentions in the editorial and editorial courage categories (“Beyond tough," November) and (“Beyond good and evil," July).

The magazine also was awarded honorable mentions for: personal experience (“Two celebrations and a funeral" by Sonia C. Solomonson, November); interview (“Chillin' on eBay" by Elizabeth Hunter, February); humor (“Four-legged faith" by Sevig, October); scholarly article (“The theology of the cross for our day" by Douglas John Hall, March); magazine design, story or spread (“The fountain of life" by Michael D. Watson, August); and entire issue design (August, designed by Watson, Amber Leberman and Lorel Fox).

In the best-in-class category, Women of the ELCA received the award of excellence (first place) among Web sites or e-zines for Cafe—Stirring the Spirit Within. Its magazine, Lutheran Woman Today, received an award of merit in best in class, special interest magazines, and awards of excellence for Bible resource (“Everyday surprises: The parables of Jesus" by Audrey West, September-December) and ancillary product for its magazine brochure. It received an award of merit for feature article (“Finding the way home" by Ingrid Christiansen, September) and two honorable mentions for editorial courage (“Of masks and maquiladoras" by Cristina L.H. Traina, October) and publication Web site, editors Nancy Goldberger, Terri Lackey and Elizabeth McBride.

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