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The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Cover story

Cover story

Finding a mission in rural America

Mere survival is not enough

Cover story

Home in the hills

Appalachian ministry is beautiful but tough for Ohio congregation trying to find its future

Cover story

I am a rural pastor

This is my calling. I will stay where I am planted, a tree in the desert.

Features

Features

2005 ELCA health-care rates increase 5 percent

Features

Covering politics for 'CosmoGirl'

Political correspondent writes for future voters

Features

Cross contributions

Features

ELCA membership slips below 5 million

Features

Embrace the world

Global Mission Events share the treasures of countries

Features

Field of debris

Lutherans respond with aid after hurricanes hit Florida

Features

Four-legged faith

Meet Moses, Martin, Joseph & Jezebel the religious pets

Features

Journey for justice

Features

Let's talk politics

Congregations are the right place to cross partisan lines

Features

Loving your neighbor

Martin Luther offers six guideposts that direct us in the public arena

Features

Politics in the pulpit

Features

Redefining family values

I use Scripture, not political agendas

Features

Structure and governance proposals released

Features

Texas verdict spurs policy review

Features

The road to rostered ministry

Faces

Faces

Raising his voice for gay rights

Log Cabin Republicans honor his efforts

Youngchurch

Youngchurch

Bringing home prayers and love

Global Mission Events are for kids too

Web exclusives

Web exclusive

Sample pet blessing


Columnists

Presiding bishop:

Face the facts

News

Departments

'Van Angels' share crash cash

Church & state: Too separate?

Teach the faith and others' religions

Ten words for Christian voters

Update: Democrats' religious outreach director quits

Vatican gets game

Best this month: Best this month

Churchscan: Churchscan

Letters: Scripture, sexuality & crisis
Letters still show a diversity of thought one year from Churchwide Assembly

Reflection: The gift of leaves
In crimson, orange and amber, I saw God's love

Worldscan: Worldscan

E-newsletter: A day of faith, gratitude and praise

E-newsletter: Country faith
Yes, there are babbling brooks, sweet-smelling hayfields and thriving country churches

E-newsletter: God's radical work
Justification insists on God's utterly undeserved favor

E-newsletter: Healthy leaders for the church
Will background checks make any difference?

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