The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Busyness: A spiritual issue Cover story

Busyness: A spiritual issue

Being comfortable with 'what we have done and what we have left undone'


'What sprinkler did you run through today?' Features

'What sprinkler did you run through today?'

Ask an unexpected question and you'll connect in a new way

Among the stars Features

Among the stars

Space-traveler tells students to aim high

Celebrity babies: Abby & Belle Features

Celebrity babies: Abby & Belle

Carlsen twins connect a congregation and community with the country

Future tax resolution for Augusta Victoria? Features

Future tax resolution for Augusta Victoria?

Joy in the ordinary Features

Joy in the ordinary

Pentecost offers time to recognize the holy in the everyday

Meals for Africa Features

Meals for Africa


Norway: Q&A with Trond Giske

Norway:<br>No more state church? Features

No more state church?

It's headed for a separation.

Pentecost calling Features

Pentecost calling

Nebraska congregation has an odd beginning, but is off to a good start



Of life & death

Vietnam chaplain shares memories

See your spouse with 20-20 vision Faces

See your spouse with 20-20 vision

That's a goal for Lutheran Marriage Encounter leaders


Feeding the hungry Youngchurch

Feeding the hungry

Youth raise awareness of hunger issues

Web exclusives

Caffeine for Eutychus? Web exclusive

Caffeine for Eutychus?

How to listen to a sermon and stay awake

The way we were: 1911 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1911


Worship whys:


Spiritual practices:

Letting go

Presiding bishop:

The race to slow down



'We Believe' promotes justice for Ohio's poor

Care for caregivers

Choirs: Your chance at fame

Cruzando carabiners

ELCA Board of Pensions honored for ethics

Episcopalians to exercise restraint

Lutherans give aid to quake victims

Palestinian financial crisis affects hospital, schools

Presbyterians debate gay clergy

Report from the Reformed Church in America meeting

Synod questions hospital decisions

The buzz about Lutheran blogs

Update: 'Little church that could' vandalized

Best this month: Dorothee Soelle: Essential Writings and The Devil Wears Prada

Churchscan: Churchscan

Letters: Choice of words matters in exchanges
Remember God's love

Light Side: Summer humor

Reflection: A balm in Madison
What 'heals a sin-sick soul'? Lifting a loved one to God in prayer.

Synod assemblies: Elections

Synod assemblies: Synod assemblies' actions are wide-ranging
Hunger, poverty, sexuality, immigration and social issues top concerns

Worldscan: Worldscan

E-newsletter: Are America's values universal?

E-newsletter: Called to be fit

E-newsletter: Is it not time?

E-newsletter: Water for life

E-newsletter: What good can we do?
Traveling to Louisiana, Nebraska Lutherans staff a post-Katrina camp for kids

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February issue


Embracing diversity