The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Angry man of the 16th century Cover story

Angry man of the 16th century

We shouldn't follow Martin Luther into the 21st century in some things. Here's why.

Lutheranism 202 Cover story

Lutheranism 202

Reading the Augsburg Confession, we delve into the meaning of faith


Burying Bibles Features

Burying Bibles

Perhaps we also should resurrect the King James Version?

Candle power Features

Candle power

La Vela: Freeing the mind, deepening the spirit

Eisleben festival to recall Luther's baptism and ours Features

Eisleben festival to recall Luther's baptism and ours

Church where Luther was baptized wants 525 congregations to participate in baptism festival

In Honduras, Lutheran grandmas raise grandchildren Features

In Honduras, Lutheran grandmas raise grandchildren

Jesus for President? Features

Jesus for President?

Never. But as Lord he presides over all of life.

Seminary library holds rare books & Bibles Features

Seminary library holds rare books & Bibles

Discoveries include works by Luther and Melanchthon

Shattered into wholeness Features

Shattered into wholeness

After a stroke, I find my way forward and receive new gifts

South Dakota's flying bishop Features

South Dakota's flying bishop

David Zellmer gets around in a Cessna P210

We've got talent Features

We've got talent

Auction builds community, extends stewardship


'Lego' to church Faces

'Lego' to church

Pastor's hobby works as evangelism

Tracking E. coli Faces

Tracking E. coli

Fulbright takes researcher to Berlin


Challenges met Youngchurch

Challenges met

Kids, congregations step up efforts to help those in need

Web exclusives

The way we were: 1930s Web exclusive

The way we were: 1930s


Worship whys:




'Native Nations' on ABC

500 trees for Luther

Bishop & governor join ONE

China: continued relief after earthquake

Church property tussle

Churches take sides on Kenya's constitution

Cycling through the elements

Deaconess outreach

ELCA aids hospital in Tanzania

ELCA membership drops

From China to the Midwest

From college to university

Future leaders get fellowships

Give it away

Honorary Lutheran?

Keep politics out of church

LMM financially self-supporting

LMM's 'band of brothers'

Lutherans protest Olympics

LWF Sunday is Oct. 5

Media told to be fair

Men told discipline is critical

Outreach to NASCAR crowd

Parking problems

Patriarch warns Russia

Pension unit pushes wellness plan

Poll: God can save lives

Prioritize poverty fight

Program urges care for vets

Response to Indian floods

Revival time for radio?

Schreiber, Southeast Michigan Synod bishop, dies

Southern hires consultant

Thai churches urge peace

True to his name

Vietnam: religious persecution

Visit the Lutheran Center

Youth workers killed

Best practices: Stewarding legal matters
Interplay between church and state is confusing

Best this month: Things Hidden and Henry Poole is Here

Higher education: California Lutheran University, Susquehanna University, and more ...

Letters: Reforming the church
Some want the scope broader

Light Side: Take two Lutherans and call me ...

Reflection: Object lesson
A father's long-ago gift brings a new experience of God

E-newsletter: A Mighty Fortress--bring it!

E-newsletter: Gran'ma taught me that Jesus loves me

E-newsletter: I saw Jesus today

E-newsletter: Invitation to the party

E-newsletter: Those why questions

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