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Future Issues

Subject to change due to breaking news or other events.


November 2014:

Clergy. Leaders say that 40 percent of active ELCA clergy are expected to retire within the next 10 years. This promises to make a major change in the denomination, both in the experience level of our clergy to opportunities for revised mission by congregations.


Contact Daniel J. Lehmann by August 1, 2014 with your questions or suggestions about this cover story.

December 2014:

Advent. Seasonal piece that addresses how American Christians are trying to maintain a hold on the pre-Christmas season, holding it up as a season worth keeping holy, while not falling prey to the Christmas wars being shouted by some in society.


Contact Julie B. Sevig by September 1, 2014 with your questions or suggestions about this cover story.

January 2015:

LUTHER. What were Martin Luther’s strong and not-so-strong points? An honest appraisal of the leader of the Protestant Reformation as we approach the 500th anniversary.


Contact Daniel J. Lehmann by October 1, 2014 with your questions or suggestions about this cover story.

February 2015:

Conversion. Changed by love. Conversion stories of people accepting Christianity and Lutheranism in particular.


Contact Julie B. Sevig by November 1, 2014 with your questions or suggestions about this cover story.

March 2015:

Malaria. Taking the pulse of the ELCA’s five-year campaign to eradicate the age-old disease.


Contact Elizabeth Hunter by December 1, 2015 with your questions or suggestions about this cover story.

April 2015:

Attendance. What has been the effect of declining worship attendance on congregational life and mission? What can and can’t they do due to a smaller audience, and how does that impact their identity in their mission and community?


Contact Julie B. Sevig by January 1, 2015 with your questions or suggestions about this cover story.

May 2015:

Money. Responsible consumerism as individuals, family and church. Reader call: How does your faith help form the ways in which you spend and invest?


Contact Elizabeth Hunter by February 1, 2015 with your questions or suggestions about this cover story.

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October issue

OCTOBER issue:

Older adults: Assets to our church

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