The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Church & state Cover story

Church & state

Exploring the superstitions behind the wall of separation

In Luther's view Cover story

In Luther's view

'Two kingdoms' doctrine draws line of separation


Bless this fish ... and those who caught it Features

Bless this fish ... and those who caught it

Washington congregation pauses each year to Bless the Fleet

Depression & youth Features

Depression & youth

Mental illnesses do affect schoolchildren. Here's what to look for and how to get help.
Web only: "More warning signs" and "Resources for help"

Great faith Features

Great faith

It's unshakable, firm on the rock that is Jesus

How much for the Lord? Features

How much for the Lord?

This year let's also think about what we pledge our love

Our family & church Features

Our family & church

If you hear Nick vocalizing, he's just worshiping

Road trip! Features

Road trip!

'Church Basement Ladies' now on tour

Where peace is in their hands Features

Where peace is in their hands

Palestinian children learn to resolve conflicts among their peers

Women 'come to the waters' Features

Women 'come to the waters'

Women of the ELCA triennial participants hear calls for bold action


Saint now, pastor later Faces

Saint now, pastor later

Seminarian pitches for local team


Pinwheels for Peace Youngchurch

Pinwheels for Peace

New York school advocates for nonviolence

Web exclusives

The way we were: 1901 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1901


Worship whys:

More habits

Presiding bishop:

Biblical fluency



$1 puts pastor in jeopardy

'Extreme Paintover'

'Unchurched' are fluid group

4 ELCAers lead Bonhoeffer group

All generations gather for GME

Anglican bishops face challenge

Anglicans and the Vatican

Books head to libraries overseas

Bread for the Preacher

Burundi: Help for returnees

Citizen Bastian

Deaconesses tithe to ELCA

ELCA grants for college-bound

Enjoy a global banquet

Gayle: Love those with HIV/AIDS

Have van, will travel

HIV travel restrictions

Iowa youth visit Tanzania

Kazakhstan law draws concern

Kenya's Lutherans offer shelter

Lutheran men gather in Nebraska

Lutheran voices on Zimbabwe

Multiracial network

Noko: Female bishops a blessing

Online videos

Pact 'a significant step'

Pastor: Stop immigration raids

Paws for prayer

Pray for peace Sept. 21

Quote: Mark Anderson

Quote: William Sinkford

Sermons at the center

Solzhenitsyn dies

Thanks for HIV/AIDS bill

The lost are found

Theologians on multiculturalism

VBS for seniors

Washing their feet

Women of the ELCA lead the way

Women recycle phones

WordAlone's first book

Best practices: Stewardship: Just ask!
'We have not because we ask not.' It's just that simple.

Best this month: Love as a Way of Life and The Band's Visit

Letters: Are we connected?
That depends on who you ask

Light Side: Important teaching awaits
Back to school

Reflection: Energy issues
How much is enough?

E-newsletter: Christ-centered, not food-centered

E-newsletter: ELCA definitely abled youth lead strengthened by God to serve

E-newsletter: My dialogue to understanding

E-newsletter: My soldiers: Right or wrong

E-newsletter: Sing Out!

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February issue


Embracing diversity