The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

A rocking witness Cover story

A rocking witness

Office rocking chair invites spirit to work

Awakened again Cover story

Awakened again

A teacher moves from empathy to prayer to gratitude

Finally congruent Cover story

Finally congruent

Lawyer hears God say, 'You're working for me now'

Resources Cover story


Web sites and books for taking your faith to work

Take your faith with you Cover story

Take your faith with you

From Sunday into the rest of the week

Taking a risk Cover story

Taking a risk

Small-time, self-appointed health-care activist does something big


10 tips for making visits with children Features

10 tips for making visits with children

It takes time to build relationships

And a day camp Features

And a day camp

Agency offers getaway for military children

Everyone counts Features

Everyone counts

Facing suicide head on Features

Facing suicide head on

Work still needed in treating disease

From Latvia, with parables Features

From Latvia, with parables

Rubenis uses parables to point the way


Loving God and loving neighbor

How do we live out our faith in today's 24/7 culture?

Project Prom Features

Project Prom

ELCA Youth Gathering plants seed for community service

Sabbaticals are a win-win Features

Sabbaticals are a win-win

They pay attention to care, keeping of pastors, church workers

Scrapping your prayers Features

Scrapping your prayers

Create a book with images of people you hold before God

Taking the weekend 'off' Features

Taking the weekend 'off'

Camp Onomia offers military families a free July 4th break

When Elly comes to visit Features

When Elly comes to visit

'We're family together and with God'



Sinking his teeth into it

Montana youth digs into paleonotology

The pie lady Faces

The pie lady

Baker rolls out crust for parking-lot cash


Bring on the fun Youngchurch

Bring on the fun

Illinois congregation sponsors a carnival with a cause

Web exclusives

Web exclusive

Involvement therapy helps couple deal with daughter's suicide

Web exclusive

Living with treatment-resistant depression

Web exclusive

On the suicide hot line

I get calls of suffering, calls for love

The way we were: 1910 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1910


Worship whys:




Evangelism tips

Fire damages camp and retreat center

Life-changing laughter

Looking for a few good chaplains

Point & click


Richer brew for growers

WordAlone: 'The Bible reads sinners'

Best this month: Every Day Hospitality and Away From Her

Churchscan: Churchscan

Higher education: Waldorf logs '50 Days of Service'

Letters: Weighing in on Atlanta decision
Mixed disciplinary ruling draws mixed response

Light Side: At the communion rail

Reflection: Pedestrian crossing
A prayer for a walk of faith

Synod assemblies: Bishop elections

Synod assemblies: Sexuality, mission are front-burner issues

Worldscan: Worldscan

E-newsletter: Got immersion?

E-newsletter: In the shadow of Zion

E-newsletter: To Tanzania and back

E-newsletter: Walking to the ocean

E-newsletter: What is membership?

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February issue


Embracing diversity