The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cover story

Going, going  gone? Cover story

Going, going gone?

What happened to respect and how do we get it back?

Has technology made it worse? Cover story

Has technology made it worse?

Being disrespectful has never been easier

Respect rut Cover story

Respect rut

Parents and kids find respect is a two-way street


Hail, hail Features

Hail, hail

The Luther League gang's all here

Herod's fear Features

Herod's fear

It comes from losing control; ours from the call of discipleship to exchange control for trust.

Investing with purpose Features

Investing with purpose

ELCA leaders take corporate social responsibility seriously

Pray it forward Features

Pray it forward

South Dakota congregation will pray for you just ask

Scriptural biography Features

Scriptural biography

Certain Bible passages reveal God's hand in our lives

Sounds like a plan? Features

Sounds like a plan?

Scripture reveals God's call isn't to 'success' but danger

Star on a stick Features

Star on a stick

Celebrating Epiphany at church and home

The texts of your life Features

The texts of your life

Reflect on the Bible verses that make up your own scriptural biography

Trinity Trotters Features

Trinity Trotters

Washington, D.C., church boasts monument(al) runners

Where school is a safe place Features

Where school is a safe place

In Nairobi, Kenyan Lutherans keep girls off the streets

Pass the faith

Dinosaur dilemma Pass the faith

Dinosaur dilemma

Just where do they fit in the creation story?

Now what? Choosing godparents Pass the faith

Now what? Choosing godparents



Hooked on music

At 90, choir director never 'runs out of things to learn'

In touch with nature Faces

In touch with nature

To be a Christian means caring for God's earth


Worship 101 Youngchurch

Worship 101

California church teaches the building blocks of liturgy

Web exclusives

The way we were: 1953 and 1956 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1953 and 1956


Presiding bishop:

Fraudulent privilege



30 months and restitution

318 baptisms

In God's Name DVD

All Peoples, all eco

Ban on proselytizing

Bethlehem tourism up

Bishops take HIV test

Bold Women's Day

Building a legacy

Buttons to the Bayou

Calvin anniversary

Cathedral cuts budget, staff

Chinese house churches

Church reduces death risk?

Congolese fear hunger

Council considers rules, prepares for '09

Crisis in Zimbabwe

Double hook, double blessing

Drive-through Nativity

England: Female clergy

Episcopal departure

Festival endowed

Film on Liberian women & peace

For thine is the solar power

Help for Haiti

Jesus art in book form

Lutheran help for detainees

Malaysian bishop dies

More attention to Roma

Mumbai attacks

Nearly $1 million for Zimbabwe

Nepal & same-sex marriage

New exec for deaconesses

Our food & our faith

Quilt used for ELCA events

Quilter recruits to the rescue

Quote: Star R. Scott

Quote: Walt Groff

Ramp recipient

Recovery for brain injury

Seminaries & interfaith work

Seminaries face tough economy

Shawl in my pocket

Spitting seeds for evangelism

Sudan: Well and growing

Tents of hope

United for a cause

Uppsala climate statement

Winning back 'casino church'

Worldwide hunger worse

Higher education: Grega joins staff of Valpo, Gettysburg's lacrosse coach wins award, Grand View becomes university and more ...

Higher education: Wartburg Seminary to restructure

Letters: Cover story raises questions
Some like change, others don't

Light Side: Kids & Jesus

Reflection: On the Atoll
Exploring an island, I discover Christ's love

E-newsletter: Lousy Christian tippers

E-newsletter: Tales of scrapbookers and quilters

E-newsletter: Where is the church?

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February issue


Embracing diversity