The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Honor goes both ways Cover story

Honor goes both ways

Parenting is time-consuming, tedious and a divine office

Resources Cover story


Suggested reading for parents and children

Tending souls Cover story

Tending souls

Helping parents nurture spirituality in children


'Let anyone with ears to hear listen!' Features

'Let anyone with ears to hear listen!'

David Rhoads works to create first-century experience of Scripture

An oasis in Cairo Features

An oasis in Cairo

Ministry provides opportunities for Sudanese refugees

Chocolate as bait Features

Chocolate as bait

Evangelism is sweet at this Maryland congregation

Good listeners Features

Good listeners

Lutheran agency mentors troubled youth in Virginia

Jellobration Features


breaks the coffee-hour mold

Jellobration details Features

Jellobration details

Moving day Features

Moving day

With a push from God out of our 'last nest,' I learn again that God never abandons us

Page by page Features

Page by page

Keeping a journal can help you live through life's most difficult times and heal

Relief work continues in Indonesia Features

Relief work continues in Indonesia


The Curse and the Blessing


Visible & invisible community

Voices from Scripture by Heart Features

Voices from Scripture by Heart

Seminarians tell their stories of memorizing and performing

With just one word Features

With just one word

An adult daughter finds 'Mommy' the only word to utter at her mother's death


No generation gap Faces

No generation gap

Farmer keeps the faith...and the farm

On the right track Faces

On the right track

It's a Monday-to-Saturday ministry


In the Spirit Youngchurch

In the Spirit

Youth with a cause Youngchurch

Youth with a cause

Maine teen raises awareness and funds for Sudan

Web exclusives

Web exclusive

Confessions of a new father

'We need to have the conversations so the faith will be passed on'

Web exclusive

Reflections from the mother of a confirmation dropout

The way we were: 1951 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1951


Worship whys:


Presiding bishop:

Nurturing families



'Ordinary to Extraordinary'

A pause for prayer

American compassion

ELCA bishops hear positive financial results for 2006

ELCA sponsors gift design contest

Facts & figures

Jesus' tomb?

LWF: A new vision after 60 years

Martinez, Caribbean Synod bishop, dies

Parties file appeals in discipline case

Point & click

Stuempfle, Lutheran church leader, dies

Teens choose role models

Best this month: Momfulness and The Ultimate Gift

Churchscan: Churchscan

Higher education: Higher education scans

Higher education: Teachers come from many traditions

Letters: What about our neighbors?
Differing views exist on how Christians should relate to Jews and Muslims

Light Side: Passing on the faith

Reflection: An enlarged heart
We find new life in the rhythm of death and resurrection

Worldscan: Worldscan

E-newsletter: A blessing from Iain

E-newsletter: Formed in the waters of baptism

E-newsletter: Held in love

E-newsletter: On goldfish

E-newsletter: Transformed by loneliness
It is to your advantage that I go away....

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