The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Cover story

ELCA developing genetics statement

Cover story

Stem cells: A moral question?

Christians are responsible for understanding each other's ethical reasoning

Thinking ethically Cover story

Thinking ethically

We need guidelines as we support those facing infertility

To have a baby Cover story

To have a baby

The path to parenthood can be a roller coaster ride

Tough decisions Cover story

Tough decisions

Hope, pain and moving on after pregnancy attempts


'We try to learn  from each other' Features

'We try to learn from each other'

In this family, dad is a bishop and daughter is soon to be a rabbi

20 years of the ELCA Features

20 years of the ELCA

Former editors of The Lutheran reflect on church's history

Key to the Scriptures Features

Key to the Scriptures

The Augsburg Confession holds that the doctrine of justification opens the Bible

PLUers in a pew rack? Features

PLUers in a pew rack?

Pray all ways Features

Pray all ways

Where do you sense God's presence?

The invisible challenge Features

The invisible challenge

One couple tells their story

Where Lutheran heritage comes alive Features

Where Lutheran heritage comes alive

For youth, Lutheran Summer Music builds musical excellence, camaraderie



Born to fly

Tuskegee pilot gets gold medal

Psyched about her work Faces

Psyched about her work

Actor enjoys 'chief' role in comedy


A model effort Youngchurch

A model effort

Oregon youth create a 'dream' church building

Web exclusives

Web exclusive

Baptism of tears

See through the eyes of John the Baptist

The way we were: 1968 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1968

Antarctica: Lutherans staffed Chapel of the Snows, McMurdo Station

Web exclusive

Unpackaged grace: The story behind 'Wrap this'


Worship whys:

Holy smoke

Presiding bishop:

The genetics challenge



Council votes on malaria, gambling and other issues

ELCA responds to global disasters

Facts & Figures: Global Peace Index

More than Mardi Gras

Move over, Super Bowl ... it's the Luther Bowl

New leaders to serve churchwide positions

Pennsylvania churches study homeland security

Pension trustees discuss health-care changes

Spitz, Lutheran Council leader, dies

Top story lineup for months ahead

Best practices: Hospitality
How welcoming are you ... really?

Best this month: Pray All Ways and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Churchscan: Churchscan

Higher education: Higher education scans

Letters: Luther's 95 Theses
Readers were glad to see them

Light Side: Cookies and punch

Reflection: Wrap this
Now the Christmas guests are gone

Worldscan: Worldscan

E-newsletter: 'We are the clay, you are the potter'

E-newsletter: Come out of darkness and into the light

E-newsletter: Fear not

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February issue


Embracing diversity