The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Cover story

'What can I do?'

A report from the hotline

'You're a Lutheran now' Cover story

'You're a Lutheran now'

Though walking wounded, a Mississippi congregation welcomes hurricane victims

Cover story

Caring for survivors?

Listen, listen, listen and listen'

Cover story

Gifts from afar

Cover story

The heft and heart of helping

Volunteers bring courage, creativity, care


'Afraid they will freeze to death' Features

'Afraid they will freeze to death'

In Pakistan, an ELCA partner cares for earthquake victims

'Let all the earth keep silent' Features

'Let all the earth keep silent'

In our Advent quiet, we can hear God


A difficult, yet eye-opening, journey

Christian & Jewish leaders visit Israel and the Palestinian territories

An iconographer explains Features

An iconographer explains


Augsburg Fortress sales ahead of expectations


Called to be 'first-class noticers'

ELCA bishops reflect on identifying and developing leaders

Faith is habit-forming Features

Faith is habit-forming

Practice the faith with children at church and home


Helping Guatemala after Hurricane Stan

Holy convergence Features

Holy convergence

When faiths come together 'It is heaven on earth, an incarnational moment'


In Brazil: Hanson focuses on ecumenism

Only at Christmas Features

Only at Christmas

Through the barrier and checkpoints, Palestinian Lutherans struggle to maintain a sense of family

Preparing our hearts, minds, souls Features

Preparing our hearts, minds, souls

Here's a week-by-week guide of spiritual practices for Advent

Red hearts of Christmas Features

Red hearts of Christmas

'God is love,' these symbols say throughout Denmark

Without words Features

Without words

Icons point us to the mystery of God

Features (free)

Features (free)

La gente de Advenimiento

Features (free)

New editor elected for The Lutheran


'Santa' comes to church Faces

'Santa' comes to church

He gives all year long in caring for young and old

The write address Faces

The write address

Calligrapher sends 'peace' and wins


From Illinois to Japan Youngchurch

From Illinois to Japan

ELCA youth brings message of peace


From the bookshelf


Presiding bishop:

Beyond the song



'Joy' for the season

A 'vacancy' sign to howl about

Celebration amid destruction

Hurricane Wilma hits Florida

Oh come, all ye faithful

PBS airs program on theologians and Hitler

Point & click

Signs of fun

Study: It's not easy being a PK

Update: 'Handbook' goes ecumenical

Best this month: Best this month

Churchscan: Churchscan

Letters: Letters to editor are a mixed bag
Topics were all over the board

Light Side: Jesus, Jesus everywhere

Reflection: Advent
What would it be ...

Worldscan: Worldscan

E-newsletter: People of Advent

E-newsletter: Ten ways to brighten a caregiver's Christmas

E-newsletter: The Christmas cover-up

E-newsletter: Where materialism becomes good

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