The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

'A man ran up to Jesus ...' Cover story

'A man ran up to Jesus ...'

Was he the first to suffer from affluenza the sickness that puts us and our planet in peril?

God's garden planet Cover story

God's garden planet

Caring for creation goes beyond stewardship

Swirling waters Cover story

Swirling waters

A sacred resource and a human right, water is vital to life. What do we do about scarcity?

Troubled by stewardship Cover story

Troubled by stewardship

It's time to redefine our understanding, to refocus our actions


'Lawyer of faith' breaks barriers Features

'Lawyer of faith' breaks barriers

Nance is first African-American woman dean at the University of Arkansas

A caring bridge Features

A caring bridge

Web sites help families and friends stay in touch with seriously ill children.

Faith at the border Features

Faith at the border

Small but strong, the Border Servant Corps works at the U.S.-Mexican border

Garden ministry grows more than vegetables Features

Garden ministry grows more than vegetables

In Wisconsin, a piece of land connects cultures, ages & time

Hooked on Facebook Features

Hooked on Facebook

Campus ministry takes Web presence to new level

Keeping baptismal promises Features

Keeping baptismal promises

It's a challenge and it's crucial when children are sick

Peace at last? Features

Peace at last?

In Uganda, Lutherans walk with war-torn people

The 5th of May Features

The 5th of May

It's Stross' birthday and my personal holy day


A package of care Faces

A package of care

From one letter, a grief ministry takes flight

Two-step transformation Faces

Two-step transformation

Dancing gives ministry new possibilities


Taking the lead Youngchurch

Taking the lead

Texas youth make a difference for communities

Web exclusives

The way we were: 1902? Web exclusive

The way we were: 1902?

Here's to you, class of 19-0 .... 2?


Worship whys:


Presiding bishop:

In creation, find hope



A helping hot dish

A sign of the times

DVD, book feature Hanson among 'great spiritual leaders'

Former synod treasurer accused of funds misuse

Germans arrive ... in 1608

Grant helps Daily Work cross bridge of unemployment

Hospital: Web sites for five languages

Nonprofits and recessions

Point & click

Synods to discuss draft social statement on sexuality

Update: Youth fight hunger

Best practices: Communication
The gospel is, after all, a message

Best this month: To Bless The Space Between Us and Horton Hears a Who!

Churchscan: Easter disciples, spaghetti dinners, award-winners and more

Higher education: Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, California Lutheran University, and more

Letters: Immigration troubles more readers
Still, a desire to help

Light Side: Little theologian

Reflection: Our God rocks
And will love us into the promised new world

Worldscan: LWF membership, Handbook of the Christian Netherlands and more ...

E-newsletter: 'Never look down'

E-newsletter: Baking bread with Najiha

E-newsletter: Help for your congregation

E-newsletter: Psalm of individual lament

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February issue


Embracing diversity